Advanced Radar Signals Collection and Analysis (ARSCA)

Course Description

This SECRET/NOFORN course provides students 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. Key concepts include Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Radar Warning Receivers (RWR).

Important Course Information

This course is classified.  Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know. All contractors wishing to attend a need-to-know classified course must have a US government sponsor or contracting officer signature.  

Georgia Tech's Research Security Office will only process need-to-know certification and clearance forms with the appropriate signature.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-8691

Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbit and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some locations.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details May 14, 2019 May 16, 2019 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,495 17046
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16296 Aug 16, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 Classroom Dayton, Ohio $1,495

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

Mid- to senior-level experience engineers, analysts, test & evaluation, and program managers who desire a working knowledge of the radar signal collection and analysis process.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain an understanding of tactical (operational) and strategic (technical) Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
  • Explore the architectures, capabilities and processing techniques of systems that collect radar signals
  • Learn the collection process for radar signals
  • Examine analysis techniques to derive technical information from ELINT
  • Study Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) systems


  • Stakeholders and perspectives
  • Strategic and tactical uses of ELINT
  • Detection, ID, and location
  • ELINT systems architecture
  • Radar types, functions, and modes
  • CW, pulsed, and pulsed Doppler radar signals
  • Interpulse and intrapulse modulation analysis
  • Advanced modulation types
  • Antenna fundamentals for analysts
  • Scan and power, pattern, polarization analysis
  • Analytic antenna modeling
  • Multipath and collection effects removal
  • Sequence reconstruction
  • Adaptive waveforms
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Signal databases, verification, and validation
  • Radar warning receivers
  • Case studies

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Rob Swistak