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Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training

Radar is an acronym for radio detection and ranging.

A radar system usually operates in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) or microwave part of the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum, and is used to detect the position and/or movement of objects.

Developed by various nations before and during World War II, radar was originally used for military applications. But today, radar technology has advanced to the point where it is useful in many different ways from aiding in air traffic control (ATC) to earth resources monitoring.

Radar systems use signal processing, data processing, waveform design, electromagnetic scattering, detection, parameter estimation, information extraction, antennas, propagation transmitters and receivers to accomplish detection and location missions.

Modern radar systems are complex requiring extensive training for users and engineers. Radar system design, simulation, and analysis is complex because the design space spans the digital, analog and RF domains. These domains extend across the complete signal chain, from the antenna array, to radar signal processing algorithms, to data processing and control. The resulting system level complexity drives the need for modeling and simulation at all stages of the development cycle.

Modeling and simulation tools can improve all aspects of the radar system design workflow. Using tools for radar design can accomplish much, including designing waveforms and sensor arrays interactively as well as explore trade-offs with the radar range equation and link budget.

Modeling and simulation tools can also accelerate development with libraries of algorithms such as match filtering, adaptive beamforming, target detection, space-time adaptive processing, environmental and clutter modeling and direction of arrival estimation.

Radar technology is advancing rapidly. For engineers and designers, it’s critical to keep on the cutting edge of this radar architectural evolution.

Active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) are especially important to understand as they are revolutionizing the performance of modern radar systems, enabling an unprecedented degree of operational flexibility. AESA technology is particularly advantageous in fighter radars due to the overall superiority in terms of performance, reliability and life cycle cost.

With the development of device and packaging technology such as GaN MMICs, conformal radar, digital array radar, MIMO architecture and integrated RF systems are anticipated trendsetters for future advancement.

Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training, Crash Course by Tonex

The Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training covers the design and engineering of modern Radar systems including analysis, high level architecture, design of critical components, transmitter/receiver, antenna, verification and validation, operations and maintenance. Learn advanced operating principles of a primary radar set and engineering and development, testing, and support.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training course, the attendees will be able to:

  • List terminology, principle,  concepts, subsystems and components related to the systems engineering and design
  • Describe radar system design, engineering and operation process and principles
  • Describe theory of operation of modern Radars
  • Discuss principles, procedures, engineering techniques and evolution of  radar technology
  • Create Radar Concept of Operation (ConOps), functional architecture, system requirement, system design, architecture, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Sketch a high-level architecture of a simple Radar system covering  components and subsystems including transmitters, receivers, antennas, clutter and noise, detection, signal processing modules
  • Determine basic acceptable Radar system performance based on radar environment
  • Provide detection, identification, and classification of objects/targets using different radar systems
  • Understanding environmental and terrain effects on radar operations Radar countermeasures target probability of detection and probability of false alarm.
  • Discuss applications and technologies behind  microwave and millimeter-wave Radar systems
  • Discuss  principles of ESA and AESA radars and waveforms and waveform processing
  • Compare and contrast airborne and surface radars
  • Discuss the evolution of Radar technologies

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Technical managers
  • Technicians
  • Logistics and support
  • Pilots
  • Procurement

Course Topics

Introduction to Radar Systems

  • Historical overview of Radar systems
  • Key Radar functions, requirements, theory of operation and challenges
  • Radar and electromagnetic waves
  • Introduction to radar and radar operating environment
  • Operating principle of a primary radar set
  • Overview of radar subsystems.
  • Analysis and Calculation of radar performance.
  • Radar operation in different modes & environments.
  • Radar Bands, Frequencies and Wavelength

Radar System Design, Engineering and Development 

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

Key Radar Systems Design and Engineering Principles

  • Principles of E & M and DSP
  • Radar Equation
  • Propagation, Detection of Signals in Noise
  • Radar Cross Section
  • Principles of Antennas
  • Radar Clutter
  • Waveforms and Pulse Compression
  • Clutter Rejection
  • Clutter Rejection
  • Pulse Doppler, Airborne Radar
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Tracking
  • Transmitters/Receivers
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
  • Principles of radar measurements
  • Noise in Receiving Systems
  • Detection Principles
  • CW Radar
  • Doppler effect
  • Spectral modulation
  • CW ranging; and measurement accuracy
  • Radar Clutter and Detection in Clutter
  • Clutter Processing
  • Waveform, and Waveform Processing
  • Clutter Filtering Principles
  • Radar Waveforms
  • ESA and AESA
  • Active Phased Array Radar Systems
  • Multiple Simultaneous Beams
  • Surface vs. Airborne Radars
  • Multiple Target Tracking

Radar System Design Classification and Evolution

  • Classification of Radar Systems
  • Imaging Radar
  • Non-Imaging Radar
  • Primary Radar
  • Pulse Radar
  • Pulse Radar using Pulse Compression
  • Monostatic and Bistatic Radars
  • Secondary Radar
  • Primary Radar vs. Secondary Radar
  • Continuous Wave (CW) Radar
  • Block Diagram of an CW-Radar
  • Frequency Modulated CW radar
  • Pulse-Doppler Radar
  • Phased Array Radar Systems
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Signal Processing
  • Threat Radar Systems
  • Air-defense Radars
  • Shipboard Radars
  • Space-Based Radar
  • Examples of Battlefield Radars
  • Weapon Control Radar
  • Multi- Target Tracking Radar
  • Mortar Locating Radar
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) Radars
  • Air Surveillance Radar (ASR)
  • Precision Approach Radar (PAR)
  • Surface Movement Radar (SMR)
  • Advanced Radar Signals Collection and Analysis (ARSCA)
  • Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR)
  • Airborne AESA Radar

Radar System Engineering and Design Process

  • Radar ConOps
  • Radar system analysis and design
  • Radar requirement engineering
  • Radar subsystems
  • Radar verification and validation
  • Radar installation
  • Operation and maintenance of Radars
  • Radar performance
  • Radar optimization
  • Antenna Characteristics of Radar
  • Advanced Radar Signals Collection and Analysis (ARSCA)
  • Radar antenna performance

Testing, Evaluation and Operation of 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


Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training

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