Fundamentals of Synthetic Aperture Radar Signal Processing

Course Description

Synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, imaging has become a mature technology for remote sensing and tactical and strategic surveillance in both commercial and defense applications because of its ability to combine high-resolution two- and three-dimensional mapping with all-weather visibility. New radar technology, algorithms, and systems continue to improve SAR performance and expand its range of applications.

Course ID: DEF 3513P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Nov 12, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 Monday, November 12, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,395 18231
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15263 Nov 16, 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,295
16268 Aug 22, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 Classroom Denver, Colorado $2,295
16043 Nov 14, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,295
17059 Nov 13, 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,295
18350 May 21, 2018 May 24, 2018 Classroom Denver, Colorado $2,395

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

Engineers and scientists seeking a thorough understanding of radar imaging technology and applications

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the basic principles of two- and three-dimensional radar imaging
  • Understand the relationships and tradeoffs between major SAR imaging algorithms
  • See how SAR concepts and basic calculations are manifested in a variety of systems
  • Interpret SAR image phenomenology
  • Avoid common SAR misconceptions


  • Basic SAR Principles
  • PRF Considerations
  • Common Synthetic Aperture Imaging Algorithms
  • Combined SAR and Ground Moving Target Indication
  • Interferometric SAR for 3D Mapping and change Detection
  • SAR Image Phenomenology and Quality
  • Applications and System Examples
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar
  • Inverse SAR
  • Emerging SAR Concepts
  • MATLAB®-based Tutorial Demonstration and Lab Illustrates Imaging Properties



  • Hard copy and CD-ROM of course slides

  • Georgia Tech’s “SARCASM” MATLAB® tutorial demonstration software

For Course-Related Questions

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