Basic Electromagnetic Warfare Modeling

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Basic Electromagnetic Warfare Modeling

Course Description

In the Basic Electromagnetic Warfare Modeling course, you will develop techniques for modeling and simulation (M&S) of radio-frequency (RF) electronic warfare (EW) systems. You will be introduced to the three “pillars” of EW: Electronic Attack (EA) systems, Electronic Protection (EP) techniques, and Electronic Support (ES). An EW engagement model will be developed to illustrate the interaction between radar and jamming signals and the impact in radar detection and tracking. In addition, several EA techniques will be introduced and modeled, and the effects of radar performance will be explored. This course also provides a free and highly recommended half-day tutorial (Modeling and Simulation of Radar Systems Tutorial) of MATLAB and Simulink for those who need training or a refresher. The tutorial will display as an optional item during the checkout process.

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator.

Course Content


  • Radar equation
  • EW modeling requirements


  • Modeling radar waveforms
  • Signal processing for pulse-Doppler radar
  • Radar detection and tracking


  • Basic types of systems, techniques and figures of merit
  • Coherent jamming, including Digital RF Memory (DRFM)
  • Non-coherent (Noise) jamming


  • Intrinsic and responsive EP
  • Radar subsystem-specific EP approaches
  • Modeling examples for Sidelobe Canceller and Sidelobe Blanker


  • Basic Concepts
  • ESM receiver types and architectures
  • Modeling examples of ESM functions and techniques
Requirements & Materials




Required (student must provide)

  • For virtual offerings, learners will be responsible for providing their own MATLAB and Simulink software, version R2020a or higher. Learners without this software may still attend the course, but will not be able to run the models or participate in the practical exercises. Minimum components required are the following:
    • MATLAB
    • Simulink
    • Signal Processing Toolbox
    • DSP System Toolbox

Provided (student will receive)

  • Learners will receive copies of the presentation slides in both a student notebook and a CD.  The CD also contains all the software models used throughout the course, some useful tools, and other reference material used during the course.

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 with a desire to understand the special considerations in modeling and simulating radar and EW systems.

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What You Will Learn

  • M&S fundamentals from engineering-level to campaign-level models
  • Radar and EW fundamentals
  • M&S of antenna functions and applications, including antenna EP
  • Modeling of radar waveforms and their corresponding signal processing
  • M&S of EA waveforms and techniques
  • Modeling examples of radar EP
  • Modeling examples of ES functionality
  • MATLAB & Simulink programming environments
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How You Will Benefit

  • Review RF fundamentals, radar, and EW concepts, including EA, EP and ES.
  • Model EA functions and techniques for both coherent and non-coherent EA.
  • Learn EP approaches and techniques applicable to different radar receiver subsystems.
  • Model ES functions for parameter estimation and situational awareness.
  • Integrate EA/EP modeling and simulation with radar models for scenario and performance evaluation.
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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.

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