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Advanced Radar Course, Advanced Radar Systems

The global radar manufacturing market is expected to reach $35.7 billion by 2022.

Obviously, radar is more important than ever in both civilian and DoD applications.

One trend in radar technology to watch for is called 3D radar systems. Many companies and military organizations globally are investing in 3D radar systems to increase the performance and efficiency of weather monitoring, military and surveillance systems.

In a 3D radar system, measurements of all three space coordinates are made within a radar system. 3D radars have pencil beams which are rotated for scanning purposes. After each scanning rotation, the antenna elevation is shifted to the next sound. This process is further repeated on many angles to scan the entire volume of air around the radar within its maximum range.

3D radars are now replacing 2D radars mostly in the defense and meteorological industries.

Another radar trend involves the use of passive radars. Passive radars are gaining traction in the market as they are less expensive and more efficient. These types of radars comprise of a class of radar systems that detect and track objects by processing reflections from non-cooperative sources of illumination, such as commercial and communication signals.

Radar is typically associated with defense and military applications, such as detection and monitoring of the traffic of ships and aircraft in certain areas. However, in recent years radar has started to gain significant interest in many fields beyond defense or air traffic control, opening new frontiers in radar.

Emerging applications of radar sensing include, but are not limited to, automotive radar (radar on vehicles to help them navigate around obstacles and other vehicles), human gesture identification (radar to identify the complex gestures performed by human users to interact with smart objects without tapping screens or pushing buttons), and healthcare domain (radar to estimate vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, and to monitor our level of activities at home).

Consequently, radar is ceasing to be only of interest to a niche community of researchers and users in the defense sector, and becoming a relevant subject for a wide audience of students in electronic engineering and computer science, researchers and academics, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

Radar sensing intersects and relates to many skills and disciplines, from manufacturing of chips and components operating at the desired frequency to electromagnetic wave propagation, from manufacturing and integration on printed circuit boards (PCBs) to power management, from radar-specific signal processing to machine learning algorithms applied to radar data.

What this means is that systems engineers need to be in the “radar loop” because they most likely will need to interact with radar sensing technology at some point in their careers, be that a smart vehicle, a mobile phone, a tablet, or a suite of sensors for new smart homes.

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, reports advances in signal processing for radar systems involving a wide range of applications, including health care, archeology and weather forecasting, to mention a few.

Advanced Radar Course, Advanced Radar Systems Course by Tonex

Advanced Radar Course, Advanced Radar Systems is a 3-day advanced course covers advanced concepts behind modern radar systems including radar design, advanced functions, phased array radar system design, pulse doppler radar system design and implementation, search and track functions, target detection, signal processing, architecture, critical components, electronic attack and protection, transmitter/receiver, and antenna.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants can:

  • Explain how radar works a
  • Describe radar system functionality, design, and configurations
  • Examine Radar Concept of Operation (ConOps), functional architecture, system requirement, system design, architecture, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Examine the architecture, major functions, and applications of a modern radar system
  • Discuss the evolution of radar technologies
  • Describe theory of operation of a simple radar
  • Explain radar range equation, waveform design, doppler effect, resolution, coverage and multipath
  • Discuss principles, procedures, techniques and evolution of RADAR technology
  • Discuss advanced detection theory as applies to radar
  • Determine target probability of detection and probability of false alarm.
  • Learn advanced radar techniques and signal processing principles
  • Learn about doppler effect
  • Discuss applications and technologies behind phased array radars and pulse doppler radar systems

Who Should Attend?

This advanced course is designed for software and hardware engineers, system engineers, analysts, scientists, and specialists.

Course Outlines

Modern Radar Systems

  • Radar principles
  • Review of radar operating environment
  • Operating principle of a primary radar set
  • Radar equation and its parameters

Radar Systems and Concepts

  • Radar Equation
  • Propagation Effects
  • Target radar cross section
  • Detection of signals
  • Radar transmitters, receivers, and antennas
  • Clutter and Chaff
  • Signal Processing
  • Tracking
  • Parameter estimation
  • Range-Doppler techniques
  • Clutter and noise

Block Diagram of a Primary Radar

  • Radar design and application
  • Principles of short duration high-power RF pulses of energy
  • Traditional plan position indicator (PPI)
  • Indicator

Development and Design of a Modern Radar System

  • Radar systems and applications
  • Radar system parameters
  • Radar system architecture elements
  • Scattering mechanisms
  • Radar range equation
  • Signal processing
  • Antennas
  • Principle of measurement in Radars
  • Radar cross section and stealth
  • Radar timing performance
  • Radar frequency bands
  • Radar coverage
  • Radar and Electronic Warfare

Modern Radar System Classification and Evolution

  • Classification of radar systems
  • Imaging radar
  • Non-Imaging radar
  • Primary radar
  • Pulse radar
  • Pulse radar using Pulse Compression
  • Pulse-Doppler radar
  • Phased array radar systems

Pulse Doppler Radar Systems

  • Basic principles
  • Tracking uses
  • Radar clutter
  • PRF tradeoffs
  • FM ranging
  • Moving Target Indicator (MTI)
  • Doppler detection
  • Doppler effect
  • Doppler frequency shifting
  • Pulse frequency spectrum
  • Doppler ambiguities
  • Signal processing
  • Pulse repetition frequency
  • Angular measurement
  • Diffraction
  • Differentiation
  • Phase comparison
  • Range resolution
  • Velocity resolution and limitation
  • Radial velocity discrimination

Testing, Evaluation and Operation of Modern RADAR Systems

  • Antennas, receivers, transmitters.
  • Radar testing requirements
  • Verification and validation of radar systems
  • Roles and organizations
  • Testing procedures
  • Evaluation procedures
  • Acceptance procedures
  • Calibration overview
  • Radar system test platforms and tools

Advanced Radar Course, Advanced Radar Systems

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