Phased-Array Antennas for Radar and Communications

Course Description

Learn more about phased array antenna theory, design practices and state-of-the-art technologies. Focus on practical issues, such as required design trade-offs, technology limitations, effects of errors, characterization, alignment and calibration techniques. Review basic array theory, definitions, notation and concepts.

Course ID: DEF 1502P
Course Format: Classroom

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 Aug 14, 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,795 18296
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15374 Feb 24, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,795
15375 Aug 11, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,795
16291 Aug 16, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,795
17214 Aug 15, 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $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 and engineering managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Examine the theory and motivation for phased arrays.

  • Master basic technologies and explore emerging technologies.

  • Know how the components are made into a system and how to get wide bandwidth out of a phased array.

  • Explore the applications of phased arrays, special techniques and designs and concrete examples.


  • Antenna basics

  • Linear arrays

  • Planar arrays

  • Array architecture

  • Pattern synthesis

  • Element radiators

  • Feeds and monopulse

  • Phase shifters

  • Transmit/receive modules

  • Technology tradeoffs

  • Wideband arrays

  • Errors

  • Subarrays

  • Antenna measurements

  • Alignment and calibration

  • Scanning without phase shifters

  • Broadband arrays

  • Low-cost arrays

  • Communication arrays

  • Radar arrays

  • Software demonstration

  • Hardware examples



  • Demonstrated antenna models on CD-ROM included with course materials

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Chris Bailey