Introduction to Radar

The Introduction to Radar course syllabus provides an understanding of radar system concepts and technologies to military officers and government civilians involved in radar system development, acquisition, and related fields. The program, consisting of five sessions, contains a mixture of lectures, interactive labs, and virtual tours intended to instill a fundamental knowledge of radar systems. Note that all material is available virtually, so all or portions of the course may be taken via self-directed learning.

The course starts with an overview of general ranging concepts that will provide the backbone of the course. Then, focus is moved on to radar specifically, where the physics of radar transmissions are studied. Basic radar design is then introduced via interactive construction and test of a radar system to meet high-level requirements with a fixed budget. Moving forward, detection of targets and estimation of target parameters of interest, e.g., angle and range rate, are investigated. Finally, the foundations of tracking targets with a radar system are discussed and then tested using a student-designed radar system to track air targets.

This course is by invitation only. Invitations are issued based on collaborations and not on an individual basis.

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Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Sep 05, 2022
  • End Date: Jun 06, 2023
  • Duration: 40 Weeks
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