Phased-Array Antennas and Adaptive Techniques

Course Description

Explore the hardware and software that comprise state-of-the-art adaptive phased array systems. Study the diverse spectrum of technologies and algorithms available. Learn how they fit together into a design, starting with the principles of phased array antennas and the details of the underlying hardware. Examine digital beamforming and the many possible avenues of adaptive processing. Study practical issues in system implementation and performance. Understand the nature of phased arrays, their construction and design and the adaptive processing approaches they enable.

Important Course Information

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.  Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 19, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,795 18320
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14376 Aug 12, 2014 Aug 14, 2014 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,495
15256 Jan 27, 2015 Jan 29, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17038 Jan 31, 2017 Feb 2, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795

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, scientists and managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Examine the theory and motivation for phased arrays.

  • Explore classic methods for adaptive antennas, such as sidelobe cancellers.

  • Understand digital beamforming architecture and radar receiver technology.

  • Acquire modern adaptive techniques, including principles of cancellation and algorithms.


  • Phased array antennas

  • Array hardware architecture

  • Subarrays

  • Wideband arrays

  • Array errors

  • Linarray demo

  • Digital beamforming on receive

  • Digital beamforming on transmit

  • Digital receiver and exciters

  • Pattern synthesis

  • Sidelobe blanking

  • Nonlinearity impacts

  • Alignment and calibration

  • Introduction to adaptive methods

  • Sidelobe canceller

  • Adaptive beamforming architectures

  • Wideband cancellation

  • Adaptive cancellation demo

  • Angle estimation

  • Applications



  • Notebook and CD-ROM of course lectures and software

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Chris Bailey