COURSE # ROO-413
MODERN RADAR SYSTEMS :
- Design and Performance Analysis
...a comprehensive, system-level presentation of methods, techniques and tools for design, simulation and performance analysis of modern radar systems...
This advanced radar course, presented by the author of the course textbook, enhances the understanding of radar technologies, design, waveforms, system applications and operation. The course provides a comprehensive system-level presentation of the methods, techniques and tools used in simulation and performance analysis of modern radar systems in use today.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
- Radar systems, their objectives and missions.
- Radar-system design criteria and system design.
- Radar waveforms and signal processing.
- Key enabling technologies.
- Radar system performance analysis.
- Modeling and simulation of radar systems.
Who should attend:
This advanced course provides a comprehensive system-level presentation of the methods, techniques and tools used in the design, simulations and performance analysis of modern radar systems and waveforms in use today. It is an invaluable resource for executives, program managers, system analysts, engineers, and simulation programmers who design, support or operate radar-based systems. This course is best suited for those with prior background in a technical field, or who have taken the OEI's Introduction to Radar class.
- Brief review of radar terminology and metrics
- Key radar terms
- MKS and engineering units
- Radar configurations and operational concepts
- Radar functions, missions, performance objectives and evaluation criteria
- Radar basing, frequencies, antenna types, waveforms and processing techniques
- Radar components and key parameters
- Transmitter, antenna, receiver, signal processor and displays
- Target characteristics, radar cross section (RCS), Swerling models
- The radar equation-revisited
- Radar range equation physical implications
- Pulse integration: coherent and noncoherent
- Use of reference range concept for computations
- Minimum-range constraint and its impact and mitigation
- Radar detection techniques
- Statistical detection measures, false alarms and detection probability
- Detection using a single pulse or coherent dwell
- Detection using noncoherent integration and cumulative detection
- Radar search techniques
- The search equation and its implications, optimum search time
- Rotating search radars
- Volume search using phased array radars
- Cued search using reflector and phased-array radars
- Horizon search concept and applications to reflector and phased-array radars
- Radar waveforms
- Key waveform characteristics and requirements
- The ambiguity function
- CW pulses, linear FM waveforms, phase-coded waveforms, and pulse bursts
- Multiple time around returns and radial-velocity ambiguities
- Radar measurement and tracking techniques
- Radar measurement characteristics, error sources, and resolution requirements
- Range, angle and radial velocity measurement accuracy
- Radar tracking techniques
- Radar Networks
- Multi-radar measurements
- Geometric dilution of precision (GDOP)
- Radar netting, data processing and communications
- Target classification, discrimination and identification
- Radar measurements of target characteristics
- Discrimination principles
- Secondary surveillance radar (SSR) and identification friend or foe (IFF)
- Special radar configurations and their applications
- Continuous-wave (CW) radar
- Bistatic radar and bistatic RCS
- Over-the-horizon (OTH) radar
- Radar environment and mitigation techniques
- Terrain and sea-surface effects: multipath, terrain clutter and MTI
- Precipitation effects: attenuation and rain clutter
- Atmospheric effects: attenuation, lens loss and refraction
- Ionospheric effects: attenuation, polarization rotation, dispersion, and refraction
- Radar countermeasures (ECM) and counter-countermeasures (ECCM)
- Countermeasure concepts and issues
- Mainlobe and sidelobe jamming
- Volume radar chaff
- Airborne and space-based radar
- Radar characteristics, features and limitations
- Clutter characteristics and pulse-Doppler processing
- Space-time adaptive processing (STAP), and displaced-phase center antennas (DPCA)
- Synthetic aperture radars (SAR)
- Future trends in radar
- Digital processing, digital front-ends, STAP, etc.
- Space-based and airborne radar systems
- Solid-state module technology
Text: Radar System Performance Modeling 2nd edition, by G Richard Curry, published by Artech House, 2005.
About the Instructor
G. Richard Curry has extensive experience in radar system analysis and simulation and radar design and testing. He led analysis of radar applications in military systems at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and at General Research Corporation (GRC). Prior to that, he analyzed and designed radars for the Raytheon Company, performed radar engineering for ballistic missile range testing at Kwajalein and developed radar signal processing techniques at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and served as a U. S. Navy Electronics Officer. He is a member of the Radar System Panel of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.
Course: ROO-413 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding our courses to Zygmond Turski, Program Director, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
Call toll free 1-800-683-7267 from anywhere in the Continental U.S. or CANADA.
Last modified November 11, 2011