Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing

Course Description

This course is a thorough exploration for engineers and scientists of the foundational signal processing methods for interference suppression, detection, imaging and tracking that are at the core of most modern radar systems. It also provides a solid base for studying advanced techniques, such as radar imaging, advanced waveforms, and adaptive processing in greater detail.

For on-site private offerings only, this course is also offered in a shortened 3.5-day format:

  • Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing: 3.5 day (DEF 3505R)

as well as a two-course, two days per course format:

  • Radar Signal Processing: Fundamentals (DEF 3505A)
  • Radar Signal Processing: Applications and Advanced Topics (DEF 3505B)

These courses can be purchased separately or together. For more information contact Mark Richards at

Course ID: DEF 3505P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 25, 2018 Jun 28, 2018 Monday, June 25, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $2,295 18352
Section Details Sep 10, 2018 Sep 13, 2018 Monday, September 10, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Lake Buena Vista, Florida $2,295 18307
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
18227 Jan 22, 2018 Jan 25, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,295
18351 Apr 16, 2018 Apr 19, 2018 Classroom Denver, Colorado $2,295

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.



Who Should Attend

Engineers and scientists who seek a refresher course in radar signal processing or want a firm foundation for advanced radar processing studies

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the principles and objectives of basic signal processing methods fundamental to all radars
  • Understand interference suppression methods for noise, clutter, and jamming
  • Evaluate radar signal processing algorithm performance and limitations
  • Develop a strong foundation for study of advanced radar techniques
  • Receive MATLAB(R)-based software demonstrations


  • Select fast- and slow-time sampling rates for acquiring radar signals
  • Relate bandwidth, resolution, and sampling rates in multiple domains
  • Model statistical fluctuations of radar signals
  • Evaluate the performance of MTI and Doppler processors
  • Select pulse compression waveforms
  • Predict automatic and CFAR detection performance
  • Understand the pros and cons of coherent and noncoherent integration
  • Make accurate measurements of range, Doppler, and angle, and understand the limiting factors on measurement accuracy
  • Understand basic concepts and design drivers for advanced GMTI and STAP algorithms for clutter and jamming suppression
  • Understand single- and multi-target track filtering algorithms
  • Understand 2D imaging radar (SAR) concepts and determine basic design parameters
  • Learn how these techniques are applied in a variety of radar types



  • Textbook, Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing, second edition by Mark A. Richards (McGraw-Hill, 2014)
  • Hard copy and CD-ROM of course viewgraphs

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Mark Richards, Ph.D.