Radar Back to Basics

Radar Back to Basics

With knowledge of radar and the elements that impact its performance, you can learn how to create realistic threat scenarios to test electronic warfare systems.

Radar Back to Basics

In this course, we'll share our knowledge of radar and the elements that impact its performance so you can learn how to adequately test electronic warfare systems.

Why Radar Back to Basics?

This course provides an overview of radar concepts, fundamentals, and terminology. Learn how the mathematical derivation of the radar range equation is used to determine the maximum usable range of a radar. You also will learn the fundamentals of FMCW radars and some of the most important measurements made by radar engineers to understand their system's performance. Real-world situations rarely involve only one radar. Most often, multiple radars on land, sea, and air platforms operate simultaneously, resulting in extremely complex electromagnetic environments. You need to create realistic threat scenarios to adequately test electronic warfare systems.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers working on radar or other electronic warfare systems, who are looking to better understand and safeguard the performance of their systems.

We'll cover:

  • how radar range and resolution involve conflicting criteria
  • determining the power density at the target and the energy returned to the radar receiver
  • generating a threat scenario

Duration:

1 hour

Curriculum

  • Radar Back to Basics
  • Radar Basics (11 min)
  • The Radar Range Equation (9 min)
  • Pulse Compression & FMCW Radar (6 min)
  • Radar Measurements (12 min)
  • Threat Simulation & Analysis (20 min)
  • Training Resources & Survey
  • Training Resources
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!

Radar Back to Basics

In this course, we'll share our knowledge of radar and the elements that impact its performance so you can learn how to adequately test electronic warfare systems.

Why Radar Back to Basics?

This course provides an overview of radar concepts, fundamentals, and terminology. Learn how the mathematical derivation of the radar range equation is used to determine the maximum usable range of a radar. You also will learn the fundamentals of FMCW radars and some of the most important measurements made by radar engineers to understand their system's performance. Real-world situations rarely involve only one radar. Most often, multiple radars on land, sea, and air platforms operate simultaneously, resulting in extremely complex electromagnetic environments. You need to create realistic threat scenarios to adequately test electronic warfare systems.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers working on radar or other electronic warfare systems, who are looking to better understand and safeguard the performance of their systems.

We'll cover:

  • how radar range and resolution involve conflicting criteria
  • determining the power density at the target and the energy returned to the radar receiver
  • generating a threat scenario

Duration:

1 hour

Curriculum

  • Radar Back to Basics
  • Radar Basics (11 min)
  • The Radar Range Equation (9 min)
  • Pulse Compression & FMCW Radar (6 min)
  • Radar Measurements (12 min)
  • Threat Simulation & Analysis (20 min)
  • Training Resources & Survey
  • Training Resources
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!