Basic Radar Concepts

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Overview

Basic Radar Concepts

Course Description

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of modern radar technology in simple, easy-to-understand terms. You will then be able to converse comfortably about radar topics with a radar specialist and also discover and learn to appreciate the problems a radar specialist encounters. This course is also intended to be a foundational course for the Principles of Modern Radar (DEF 3502P) course for those with no radar background.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO RADAR

  • Basic radar concept
  • Basic radar measurements
  • Physics of radar waves
  • Interaction of EM waves with material
  • Basic radar configurations and waveforms
  • The dB

RADAR TARGET DETECTION

  • Radar range equation
  • Detection in noise and clutter
  • Target detection models
  • Pulsed waveform spectrum

ENVIRONMENT & PROPAGATION

  • Reflectivity of targets and clutter
  • Propagation

RADAR SUBSYSTEMS

  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Antennas
  • Signal processor

RADAR WAVEFORNS

  • CW, pulsed, coherent
  • MTI and pulsed Doppler
  • Imaging waveforms: high range resolution profiles and SAR

ADAPTIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

  • CFAR
  • Space and time adaptive processing
  • Discrimination/recognition techniques

ADDITIONAL RADAR TOPICS

  • Search and track
  • Radar electronic attack/protection

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers and scientists, radar operators, specialists and technicians, and technical managers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to radar
  • Radar target detection
  • Radar environment and propagation
  • Radar subsystems
  • Radar waveforms
  • Adaptive signal processing techniques
  • Search and track
  • Radar electronic attack/protection
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Solve the radar range equation.
  • Determine target probability of detection and probability of false alarm.
  • Understand the radar environment and its effect on radar performance.
  • Understand the major components of a modern radar system.
  • Learn basic radar signal processing techniques.
  • Learn advanced radar techniques.
  • Know the major functions and applications of a modern radar systems.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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