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Advanced Radar Course, Advanced Radar Systems

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


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