Adaptive Arrays: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications

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Adaptive Arrays: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications

Course Description

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 emphasis on radar and communications applications. Explore adaptive jammer cancellation techniques, beginning with the Wiener filter. Examine angle-of-arrival estimation with monopulse and super-resolution techniques. Delve into hardware implementation issues and the effects of array errors on performance. The course emphases radar, but touches on other applications such as communications. This course covers it all.
Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early as possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 
Course Content


  • Basic radar concepts
  • Adaptive processing
  • Array antenna theory


  • Digital beamforming architectures
  • Adaptive weight estimation
  • Wideband cancellation


  • Hardware errors
  • Radar applications
  • Communication applications
  • Adaptive Polarization Techniques 
  • Adaptive Arrays in 5G 


  • Ground clutter mitigation using STAP
  • STAP performance metrics
  • Reduced–dimension/rank STAP


  • Adaptive monopulse
  • Non-parametric methods (Periodogram, Minimum Variance Distortionless Response, etc.)
  • Parametric methods (MUSIC, ESPRIT, MLE, etc.)
  • Cramer-Rao Lower Bound (CRLB)
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

This course requires completion of an access eligibility form. Please make sure you read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course. 



  • A basic familiarity with radar and signal analysis


Required (student must provide) 

  • This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. 
  • Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691.   
  • Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available. 

Provided (student will receive)

  • Notebook and CD-ROM with MATLAB software

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691 or

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and managers who are interested in development and implementation of adaptive arrays for radar and communications applications.

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What You Will Learn

  • Array Antennas
  • Adaptive Algorithms
  • Wideband Cancellation and Hardware Errors
  • Angle Estimation
  • Radar and Communications Applications
  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) Theory
  • STAP Applications
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to design digital beamforming architectures.
  • Develop and evaluate adaptive algorithms.
  • Implement adaptive monopulse and high-resolution angle estimation algorithms.
  • Understand the impact of hardware errors on algorithm performance.
  • Apply STAP for airborne radar applications.
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