Airborne AESA Radar

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Airborne AESA Radar

Course Description

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 considerations. The course will also discuss airborne radar with an emphasis on modes and capabilities enhanced by AESAs. Discussion will also include emerging trends and recent technology developments that will impact future systems.

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


  • AESA theory and architecture
  • Transmit/receive modules
  • Radomes


  • Antenna pattern control and synthesis
  • Antenna errors and testing
  • Digital beamforming


  • Radar fundamentals
  • Airborne pulsed-Doppler radar
  • AESA radar waveforms and signal processing
  • Radar software architectures


  • Radar modes and intro to adaptive signal processing
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Ground moving target indication
  • Electronic attack/electronic protection for AESA radars
  • Adaptive/cognitive radar


  • Array pattern synthesis lab/demo
  • Radar signal processing lab/demo
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. 



  • Handouts from the lectures
  • CD-ROM of all presentations
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 and managers engaged in the specification, procurement, design and development, testing, and operation of current and future airborne radar systems.

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What You Will Learn

  • Airborne radar basics and advanced radar modes
  • AESA basics and technology
  • AESA pattern synthesis, errors, calibration, and testing
  • AESA radar signal processing and electronic warfare
  • Radar software architecture and processing hardware
  • Aircraft integration issues and system examples
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand modes common to airborne AESA radar systems.
  • Discover array theory and common error sources for AESA systems.
  • Develop an understanding of AESA hardware and practical integration issues.
  • Learn basics of adaptive processing, electronic warfare, and cognitive radar.
  • Learn how AESAs enable current and future radar modes.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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