Price: $1,999.00

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RADAR Systems Training, Modern RADAR Basics

RADAR Systems Training covers the basics of modern 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 modern RADAR systems 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 Attend?

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

Course Topics

Introduction to Modern RADAR Systems

  • 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
  • Basic RADAR technology
  • RADAR equation and its parameters

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
  • Range-Doppler techniques
  • Microwave and millimeter-wave
  • Transmitters and Receivers
  • Antennas
  • Clutter and noise
  • Detection Principles

RADAR Bands, Frequencies and Wavelength

  • L and S Bands
  • 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 Modern 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

Modern 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

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 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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