Basic RF Electronic Warfare Concepts

Important Course Information

This course is restricted.  All attendees must be US citizens or Green Card holders and submit the Access Eligibility Form.

With the exception of FalconView™ courses, laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Course Description

Understand principles of operation of radar-controlled weapon systems and electronic warfare systems designed to counter them, as well as the test and evaluation of these systems. Explore several types of weapon systems in medium-level detail. First master the basic of electromagnetic waves and radar cross section. Then learn the principles of operation for search and tracking radar systems, ratio frequency electronic countermeasures systems and radio frequency electronic support measures. Explore the implications of data links and networks on the implementation of electronic countermeasures. Gain insight into the technical challenges associated with multi-sensor tracking networks. Explore the application of electronic warfare concepts to naval surface warfare.

Sections

CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15216 Apr 14, 2015 Apr 16, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,495
15355 Aug 11, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,495
15217 Sep 1, 2015 Sep 3, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,495
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14377 Aug 12, 2014 Aug 14, 2014 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,495
14307 Sep 16, 2014 Sep 18, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,495

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/gtpe-defense-technology-and-osha-short-course-discount-gtri-employees for a coupon code to use when checking out.  

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Who Should Attend

Engineers and managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore the basic concepts of electromagnetic field theory.

  • Master the basics of radar cross section, including its generation and reduction.

  • Examine how search radars function.

  • Learn how tracking radars function.

  • Discover how search and tracking radars are used in weapon systems.

  • Learn how the same basic functions are applied in different weapon systems.

  • Examine the functional susceptibilities of weapon systems to electronic warfare.

  • Explore the basics of on-board electric support systems and techniques and both on-board and off-board electronic attack systems and techniques.

  • Explore concepts of multi-sensor target tracking.

  • Examine the application of net-centric concepts to electronic warfare.

  • Explore the application of electronic warfare concepts to naval surface warfare.

Content

  • Electronic warfare overview

  • Weapon systems

  • Electromagnetic review

  • Radar cross section

  • Search radars

  • Tracking radars

  • Electronic support measures basics

  • Electromagnetic countermeasures basics

  • Off-board self protection electromagnetic countermeasures

  • Net-centric electronic warfare concepts

  • Analysis using the radar range equation

  • Surface electronic warfare

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Steve Barton