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Radar Systems Certificate

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Overview

Radar Systems Certificate

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Master the ins and outs of a wide array of radar systems, including how to use them, their principles, and applications. Completing the Radar Systems Certificate will teach you how to understand the concepts behind the design of various systems including their limitations and advantages. Plus you'll learn about the latest developments in radar technology and design.

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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?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

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Who Should Attend

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

How You Will Benefit

  • Establish an expansive expertise of a range of radar systems including the latest research and findings.
  • 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.

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
Requirement B (choose one)
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 Radar Systems (DEF 3510P)

In this course, you will receive an overview of phased array radar system requirements and operation, which are reinforced by application examples. You'll have the opportunity to examine major subsystems and associated technologies with specialists in those areas. There will be a focus on ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 18, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 19, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,895
Airborne AESA Radar (DEF 3534P)

Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) are becoming commonplace in airborne radar systems and present a new set of opportunities and challenges to the system engineer. This course will provide an overview of airborne AESA radar systems focusing on AESA theory, technology, and practical c... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,895
  • JUL 9, 2019 - JUL 11, 2019
    Register by JUL 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,895
Requirement C (choose four)
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
Basic Antenna Concepts (DEF 1501P)

Looking to understand antenna basics? This Basic Antenna Concepts course provides an understanding of the fundamental properties, operations, utilizations, and applications of antennas. You will focus on intuitive physical explanations and laboratory demonstrations that will clearly defin... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 9, 2019 - APR 11, 2019
    Register by APR 9, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    $1,795
  • JUN 11, 2019 - JUN 13, 2019
    Register by JUN 11, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,795
  • SEP 10, 2019 - SEP 12, 2019
    Register by SEP 10, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,795
Basic Concepts of RF Printed Circuits (DEF 1503P)

Build an intuitive understanding of how radio frequency printed circuits work by taking this Basic Concepts of RF Printed Circuits course. You will explore the basics of electromagnetic fields and power transfer, printed circuit transmission and component topologies, and passive and activ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 27, 2019 - AUG 29, 2019
    Register by AUG 27, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
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 »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Transmit /Receive Modules for Phased Array Radar: Components, Construction and Cost (DEF 1506P)

During this Transmit/Receive Modules for Phased Array Radar course, you will gain an in-depth look at the hardware that comprises state-of-the-art transmit/receive (T/R) modules. Explore T/R module requirements, module design, hybrid and monolithic microwave integrated circuits, thermal manage... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 19, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Basic RF Electronic Warfare Concepts (DEF 2501P)

   A foundational course, Basic RF Electronic Warfare Concepts, provides an understanding of the principles and operation of electronic warfare (EW) systems used by today’s military. The course emphasizes the operation of radar-controlled weapon systems and the EW systems desig... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 6, 2018 - NOV 8, 2018
    Register by NOV 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 18, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • JUN 18, 2019 - JUN 20, 2019
    Register by JUN 18, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,495
  • NOV 12, 2019 - NOV 14, 2019
    Register by NOV 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
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
Advanced Radar Signals Collection and Analysis (ARSCA) (DEF 2511P)

This course provides learners with an understanding of concepts related to the collection and analysis of radar signals. Topics include an overview of the collection process, collection system architectures, tactical actions, and analysis of radar signals. You'll gain an understanding of k... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAY 14, 2019 - MAY 16, 2019
    Register by MAY 14, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
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
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
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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There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
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
Phased Array Radar Systems (DEF 3510P)

In this course, you will receive an overview of phased array radar system requirements and operation, which are reinforced by application examples. You'll have the opportunity to examine major subsystems and associated technologies with specialists in those areas. There will be a focus on ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 18, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
  • SEP 17, 2019 - SEP 19, 2019
    Register by SEP 17, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,895
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
Radar Systems Engineering (DEF 3522P)

Gain the ability to perform the systems engineering functions required to build modern radar systems and to upgrade legacy systems. This course emphasizes proven processes and toolsets for clearly establishing radar mission goals and requirements, identifying radar subsystems and components, d... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 6, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Developing Radio Frequency (RF) Prototype Hardware (DEF 3526P)

Whether you are a designer new to the radio-frequency (RF) field, a seasoned designer looking for a refresher course, or an engineer or scientist engaged in RF engineering in search of practical skills developing prototype hardware, this introductory-level course is a great option. It provides... View Course Details »

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Threat Radar Systems (DEF 3529P)

The course, Threat Radar Systems, is based on Georgia Tech Research Institute’s more than 50 years of experience in intelligence analysis, development of hardware simulators of threat radars, foreign material exploitation of threat radar systems, and direct interchanges with the develope... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 29, 2019 - MAY 3, 2019
    Register by APR 29, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Radar Software Development (DEF 3530P)

Become knowledgeable in the implementation of all major radar software functions — front-end and back-end — and the process for developing the software required for an operational system. Obtain a good understanding of the history of radar software technology and how it applies to develop... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 6, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Airborne AESA Radar (DEF 3534P)

Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) are becoming commonplace in airborne radar systems and present a new set of opportunities and challenges to the system engineer. This course will provide an overview of airborne AESA radar systems focusing on AESA theory, technology, and practical c... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Denver, CO
    $1,895
  • JUL 9, 2019 - JUL 11, 2019
    Register by JUL 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,895
Basic Radar Signal Processing Concepts (DEF 3540P)

This Basic Radar Signal Processing Concepts course introduces those new to the field to the goals and concepts of the major signal-processing methods used in modern radars. The most important techniques used to suppress interference and detect targets are introduced in simple terms, augme... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,995
Modeling and Simulation of RF Circuits (DEF 3542P)

Radio-frequency (RF) circuits come in a wide variety of architectures, performing a myriad of functions over a very wide possible range of frequencies. No single technique serves all of the needs of all of the possible circuits. Do you need to perform modeling and simulation of RF circuits, bu... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 30, 2019 - MAY 2, 2019
    Register by APR 30, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Principles of Millimeter Wave Radar Electronic Warfare (DEF 3545P)

The Principles of Millimeter Wave Radar Electronic Warfare course will begin by introducing you to performance prediction, phenomenology, hardware, and systems unique to Millimeter Wave (MMW) Radar. A refresher on electronic warfare basics will be provided, but some prior knowledge is expected... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 27, 2019 - FEB 28, 2019
    Register by FEB 27, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,000
Modeling and Simulation of Radar Systems (DEF 4004P)

In the Modeling and Simulation of Radar Systems course, you will develop techniques for modeling and simulation (M&S) of modern radars to apply to radar systems design, analysis, test and evaluation, and performance assessment. Begin with the radar equation, then extend M&S to introduc... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JAN 29, 2019 - FEB 1, 2019
    Register by JAN 29, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
  • SEP 9, 2019 - SEP 12, 2019
    Register by SEP 9, 2019
    Winter Garden, FL
    $1,895
Modeling and Simulation of Phased-Array Antennas (DEF 4015P)

Phased array antennas are key, yet complicated sub-systems in modern radar, electronic warfare, and communications systems. Computer simulation of phased arrays is simple to a first order, using sinc functions or basic Fourier transforms. Simple models leave out important details which are the... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 12, 2019 - FEB 14, 2019
    Register by FEB 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,895
Test and Evaluation of RF Systems (DEF 5009P)

In the Test and Evaluation of RF Systems course, you will get to know the basics of radio-frequency (RF) circuits and systems performance that drive test requirements. You’ll discover the requirements for testing RF circuits and systems for radar, communications, and electronic warfare sy... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 6, 2018 - NOV 8, 2018
    Register by NOV 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,195
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,195
  • AUG 13, 2019 - AUG 15, 2019
    Register by AUG 13, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $2,195
Inactive Courses

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

  • Basic Airborne Fire Control Systems (DEF 1001P)
  • Test and Evaluation of RF Defense Electronic Systems (DEF 5001P)
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