Price: $1,999.00
Length: 3 Days
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Radar Systems Training, Radar Basics

Radar Systems Training covers the basics of Radar systems including basic design of a radar system, functionality, equations, search and track functions, target detection, signal processing, architecture, critical components, electronic attack and protection, transmitter/receiver, and antenna.

Radar Search and Track Functions, Radar Target Detection, Signal Processing, Radar Applications, Electronic Attack, Protection and other advanced topics

Learn the basic operating principle of a primary radar set and development, testing, and support of radar.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Radar Basics training course, the attendees are be able to:

  • List basic terminology, principles and concepts related to the radar system and operation
  • Describe theory of operation of a simple Radar including radar range equation, waveform design, Doppler effect, resolution,coverage and multipath
  • Explain how Radar works and compare different type of Radar system functionality, and configurations along with associated applications
  • Discuss principles, procedures, techniques and evolution of  radar technology
  • Examine 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 the evolution of Radar technologies

Who Should Attuned

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

Course Topics

Introduction to Radar

  • Historical overview of Radar systems
  • Radar basic principle
  • Radar and electromagnetic waves
  • Introduction to radar and radar operating environment
  • Operating principle of a primary radar set’

Radar Systems and Concepts

  • Radar Equation
  • Propagation Effects
  • Target Radar Cross Section
  • Detection of Signals in Noise and Pulse Compression
  • Radar Antennas
  • Radar Clutter and Chaff
  • Signal Processing
  • Tracking and Parameter Estimation
  • Transmitters and Receivers

Radar Bands, Frequencies and Wavelength

  • Millimeter Wave
  • Ka, K and Ku bands
  • X and C bands
  • L and S bands
  • UHF band
  • Other bands

Block Diagram of a Primary Radar

  • Radar signals
  • Radar waveforms
  • Radar properties and analysis,
  • Radar design and application
  • Principles of short duration high-power RF pulses of energy
  • Traditional plan position indicator (PPI)
  • More advanced radar display systems
  • Transmitter
  • The radar transmitter
  • Duplexer
  • Receiver
  • Radar Antenna
  •  Indicator

Basic Development and Design of a Radar System

  • 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

Radar System 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

  • 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

  • Functions of an Antenna
  • Antenna Gain
  • Antenna Pattern
  • Vertical and Horizontal Patterns
  • Polarization
  • Half-wave Antenna
  • Parabolic Antenna
  • Phased Array Antenna
  • Linear Array
  • Planar Array
  • Frequency Scanning Array
  • Phase Shifter
  • Monopulse Concept
  • Conical Scan
  • Advanced Radar Signals Collection and Analysis (ARSCA)
  • Radar antenna performance

Radar Transmitter  and Intrapulse Modulation

  • Radar transmitters
  • High-Power Oscillator
  • High-Power Amplifier
  • The Concept of “Coherence”
  • Non-coherent Radar Processing
  • Coherent Radar Processing
  • Pseudo-coherent Radar
  • Modulator
  • Thyratron
  • Solid State Transmitter
  • Powermodules
  • Waveform-Generator
  • Pulse Compression
  • SAW- Devices
  • Time-Side-Lobes
  • Principles of Intrapulse Modulation
  • Functional principle of pulse compression
  • Pulse compression with non linear FM waveform
  • Pulse compression using phase modulation
  • Barker Code
  • Frank Code

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


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