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Radar Signal Processing & Techniques Certificate

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Radar Signal Processing & Techniques Certificate

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Our Radar Signal Processing & Techniques Certificate will deepen your understanding of this field from the basic methods and algorithms found at the core of modern systems to the advanced techniques underlying a spectrum of radar technology. Whether your radar interests lie in defense, imaging, automotive, weather, electronic warfare, or other applications, you’ll learn from instructors at the forefront of radar research.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for engineers, scientists, radar technicians, and technical managers from industry, government and educational institutions.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop a deep knowledge of a range of radar processing algoriths, from traditional basics to advanced methods, to help you make the best decisions for your institution.
  • Increase the productivity of yourself and your team to gain a competitive edge in your industry.
  • Establish and deepen contacts with peers and others throughout industry and government.
  • Earn a recognized industry credential.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A
Special Note

Participants with no radar background should take DEF 3501P first.

Participants with no or a weak signal processing background should take DEF 3521P first.

Principles of Modern Radar (DEF 3502P)

Learn radar principles, systems, techniques, phenomenology, and the basics of radar technology. Get up-to-date examples of modern radar systems, including microwave and millimeter-wave, and their applications. Understand antennas, transmitters, receivers, signal processors, clutter and noise, ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 29, 2018 - NOV 2, 2018
    Register by OCT 29, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
  • MAR 4, 2019 - MAR 8, 2019
    Register by MAR 4, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,895
  • JUL 22, 2019 - JUL 26, 2019
    Register by JUL 22, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,895
  • OCT 28, 2019 - NOV 1, 2019
    Register by OCT 28, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing (DEF 3505P)

   This course is a thorough exploration for engineers and scientists of the foundational signal processing methods for interference suppression, detection, imaging, and tracking that are at the core of most modern radar systems. It also provides a solid base for studying advanced techniques... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JAN 7, 2019 - JAN 10, 2019
    Register by JAN 7, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,395
  • MAY 13, 2019 - MAY 16, 2019
    Register by MAY 13, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $2,595
  • JUN 17, 2019 - JUN 20, 2019
    Register by JUN 17, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $2,595
  • SEP 9, 2019 - SEP 12, 2019
    Register by SEP 9, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $2,595
Requirement B (choose four)
Special Note

DEF 3512P may only be used as an elective for one Radar certificate.

Space-Based Radar (DEF 1002P)

The course, Space-Based Radar, explores theory, applications, and orbital considerations for both synthetic aperture radar and moving target indication modes. Engineers, scientists, and managers working with space-based radar will benefit by examining space-based radar technology issues, inclu... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 12, 2019 - AUG 16, 2019
    Register by AUG 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,195
Phased Array Antennas and Adaptive Techniques (DEF 1504P)

Learn more about the diverse spectrum of technologies and algorithms that comprise state-of-the-art adaptive phased-array systems. Examine how they fit together into a design, starting with the principles of phased-array antennas and the details of the underlying hardware. Focus on digital bea... View Course Details »

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Advanced RF Electronic Warfare Principles (DEF 2502P)

   This course provides a more mathematically rigorous exploration of electronic warfare (EW) concepts as compared to the Basic EW course. In this advanced-level course, you will review advances in radio-frequency sensors of threat weapon systems, focusing on radar systems advances t... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 25, 2019 - MAR 1, 2019
    Register by FEB 25, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,995
Principles of Radar Electronic Protection (DEF 2505P)

It's fundamental: learn the basics of electronic protection (EP) concepts, or electronic counter-countermeasures. This Principles of Radar Electronic Protection course includes electronic warfare concepts, noise jamming, range/velocity deception, and on-board and off-board angle deception ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 20, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,875
Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) Technology (DEF 2507P)

This course is a unique deep dive Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) technology presented by Georgia Tech Research Institute Angry Kitten DRFM system design experts. New sections discuss military operational impact perspectives and Tactics Technique and Procedure (TTP) development. Popular ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 10, 2019 - SEP 13, 2019
    Register by SEP 10, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Fundamentals (DEF 2510P)

Looking for an introduction to the increasingly important field of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)? In this course you will learn how the performance of a SIGINT system is impacted by algorithm selection, hardware architecture, propagation effects, and emitter characteristics. Traditional a... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 17, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,500
  • MAY 14, 2019 - MAY 15, 2019
    Register by MAY 14, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,500
  • JUL 23, 2019 - JUL 24, 2019
    Register by JUL 23, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,500
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 18, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,500
Principles of Continuous Wave Radar (DEF 3508P)

Continuous-wave radars continuously transmit and receive radar signals in contrast to pulse radars that alternate between transmitting and receiving. This Principles of Continuous Wave (CW) Radar course presents the benefits and challenges associated with CW Radar. The frequency modulated CW w... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 6, 2019 - AUG 9, 2019
    Register by AUG 6, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,995
Principles of Pulse-Doppler Radar (DEF 3509A)

   The Principles of Pulse-Doppler Radar course provides a fundamental understanding of pulse-Doppler radar and how it is used to detect moving targets in the presence of background clutter. You'll learn about radar moving target indicator (MTI) and Doppler processing; high, medi... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 26, 2019 - FEB 28, 2019
    Register by FEB 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,950
Basic Radar Concepts (DEF 3501P)

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of modern radar technology in simple, easy-to-understand terms. You will then be able to converse comfortably about radar topics with a radar specialist and also discover and learn to appreciate the problems a radar s... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JAN 29, 2019 - JAN 31, 2019
    Register by JAN 29, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,795
  • JUN 11, 2019 - JUN 13, 2019
    Register by JUN 11, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,795
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 19, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,795
Adaptive Arrays: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications (DEF 3503P)

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of adaptive arrays? In this Adaptive Arrays: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications course, you will study in-depth adaptive signal processing algorithms and digital beamforming architectures that can be applied to any type of sensor array, with emp... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAY 7, 2019 - MAY 10, 2019
    Register by MAY 7, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Radar Performance: Principles and Limitations (DEF 3507P)

In this Radar Performance: Principles and Limitations course, you will review theory of coherent radar systems and then explore performance limitations relative to an ideal radar system. Examine radar operation at the introductory level for several diverse types of coherent radar systems inclu... View Course Details »

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Radar Waveforms: Properties, Analysis, Design and Application (DEF 3512P)

In this course, you will gain an understanding of radar waveforms and the tools necessary to analyze, design, and select them for particular applications. You will examine waveform properties using graphics, equations, demonstrations, and an interactive software tool; get insight into techniqu... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 8, 2019 - OCT 10, 2019
    Register by OCT 8, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,995
Fundamentals of Synthetic Aperture Radar Signal Processing (DEF 3513P)

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging has become a mature technology for remote sensing and tactical and strategic surveillance in both commercial and defense applications because of its ability to combine high-resolution two- and three-dimensional mapping with all-weather visibility. New rad... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 12, 2018 - NOV 16, 2018
    Register by NOV 12, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,395
  • NOV 18, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Register by NOV 18, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,395
Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Formation Processing (DEF 3514P)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Formation Processing delivers a comprehensive and in‐depth study of the subject. This course covers all major topics related to SAR science, systems, and software. SAR science is established on a foundation of wave theory. You will learn SAR systems for str... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 18, 2019 - MAR 21, 2019
    Register by MAR 18, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,495
  • AUG 13, 2019 - AUG 16, 2019
    Register by AUG 13, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $2,495
Space-Time Adaptive Processing: Application to Radar (DEF 3518P)

This course will give you an in-depth overview of space-time adaptive processing (STAP) to radar and review of radar and digital signal processing fundamentals. You’ll learn about beamforming techniques, key STAP concepts, critical performance metrics, and practical processing architectu... View Course Details »

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Target Tracking Concepts (DEF 3519P)

If target-tracking systems is your business, this Target Tracking Concepts course is a must. You will explore the concepts associated with target tracking, including equations to assist with the explanations and the tools needed to conduct basic analysis associated with target tracking. Gain a... View Course Details »

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Target Tracking in Sensor Systems (DEF 3520P)

Learn the fundamentals of target tracking. In this Target Tracking in Sensor Systems course, you will obtain an overview of the principles of the sensor systems for which target tracking algorithms are implemented. The course focuses on the concepts associated with target tracking, including t... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 26, 2019 - AUG 29, 2019
    Register by AUG 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Signal Processing Refresher (DEF 3521P)

 Review basic techniques for representing and processing digital signals, with an emphasis on methods commonly used in sensor-processing systems, such as communications, radar, and infrared systems. Understand continuous and discrete signals and transforms, as well as the representation and ... View Course Details »

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Target Tracking Architectures, Algorithms and Techniques (DEF 3532P)

Build on your knowledge of target-tracking concepts! In this Target Tracking Architectures, Algorithms and Techniques course, explore advanced methods for target tracking. You will learn equations to assist with the explanations, examples, and insights into applying these techniques to real-wo... View Course Details »

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Clutter Phenomenology, Modeling, and Synthesis (DEF 3547P)

Radar target detection, estimation, and tracking performance is frequently limited by “clutter,” strong returns generated by the Earth’s surface. Since World War II, considerable effort has been put into developing methods to suppress clutter returns or isolate them from targ... View Course Details »

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Inactive Courses

The following courses are no longer offered but still apply if completed within the six-year rule:

  • Basic Radar Concepts / Synthetic Aperture Radar (DEF 3511P)
  • Adaptive Array Radar Processing (DEF 3515P)
  • Introduction to Radar Cross Section (DEF 3516P)
  • Principles of Radar Target Identification (DEF 3517P)
  • Advanced Target Tracking for Ballistic Missile Defense (DEF 3525P)
  • Advanced Target Tracking for Air Defense (DEF 3527P)
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