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Introduction Radar Systems, Radar Fundamentals Training

Introduction Radar Systems, Radar Fundamentals Training is a 2-day training program covers the basics Radar concepts. Introduction Radar Systems class introduces the attendees to the fundamentals of radar principles and systems.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants can:

  • Learn the basic radar concepts
  • Learn the major components and functions of a modern radar system
  • Explain how radar works a
  • Describe radar system functionality, and configurations along with associated applications
  • Learn the radar environment and its effect on radar performance
  • Examine the architecture, major functions, and applications of a modern radar system
  • Discuss the evolution of Radar technologies
  • Compare and contrast different type of radars
  • Discuss basic detection theory as applies to radar
  • Determine target probability of detection and probability of false alarm.
  • Learn advanced radar techniques and signal processing principles

Who Should Attend?

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

Anyone else unfamiliar with radar terms and concepts and want to learn the  technical aspects of radar systems without being confused by new jargon, acronyms, and/or technical terms

The course schedule is well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, workshops and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

Course Topics

Introduction to Radar

  • Basic radar concepts and terms
  • Examples of its use in radar system design
  • Radar range equation
  • Radar cross-section
  • Waveform design
  • Radar propagation issues and attenuation
  • Multipath effects
  • Ducting
  • Radar electronic attack/protection

Radar Transmitter and Receiver Characteristics

  • Radar transmitters and receivers
  • Radar antennas
  • Basic concepts of matched filtering and pulse compression
  • Matched filtering

Fundamentals of Radar Target Detection

  • Radar Ambiguity Function
  • Detection of radar signals
  • Radar to detect small targets
  • Radar echoes from sea or land clutter in the radar’s coverage
  • Moving target indicator (MTI)
  • Pulse Doppler techniques for mitigating the negative effects of clutter.
  • Target tracking
  • Target parameter estimation
  • Target radar cross-section models

Effects of the Operating Environment

  • Radar environment and propagation
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Statistical theory of detection
  • Radar Cross Section (RCS)
  • Clutter and pulsed doppler
  • Waveforms and pulse compression
  • Measurement and tracking
  • Detection of signals
  • Radar clutter and chaff

Radar Target Detection

  • Fundamentals of tracking concepts
  • Radar subsystems
  • Adaptive signal processing techniques
  • Search and track
  • Tracking and parameter estimation
  • Principles and effects of propagation and clutter
  • Radar range, angle, and Doppler resolution/accuracy

Analysis, Design, Testing, Evaluation and Operation of Modern Radar Systems

  • Radar systems engineering and acquisition
  • 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
  • Radar modeling and simulation

Workshop and Group Activities

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