Principles of Continuous Wave Radar

Course Description

Compare the frequency modulated continuous wave waveform to other wideband waveforms. Consider low probability of intercept issues. Focus on linear frequency modulated continuous wave waveform with homodyne receiver processing. Explore waveform design, target, clutter and noise performance. Examine frequency modulated continuous waveform radar applications, including seekers, surveillance, low-cost commercial sensors and remote sensing.

Course ID: DEF 3508P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14355 Sep 16, 2014 Sep 19, 2014 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,950
17223 Jul 18, 2017 Jul 21, 2017 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,950
18287 May 8, 2018 May 11, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,950

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists and managers who handle wave radar

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand design constraints for continuous wave radar.

  • Calculate signal, clutter and noise power for continuous wave radar.

  • Estimate range resolution for continuous wave radar.

  • Gain insight into a variety of continuous wave radar systems and applications.

  • Evaluate trade-offs between continuous wave and other radar waveforms.


  • Radar principles

  • Frequency modulated CW radar

  • Phase modulated CW radar

  • Multiple frequency CW radar

  • Sensitivity in linear FMCW radar

  • Range resolution

  • FMCW radar receiver

  • Frequency sweep linearity

  • Low probability of intercept: ESM and FMCW waveforms

  • MMIC CW radar echnology

  • Frequency sweep linearizers

  • Seekers

  • FMCW surveillance radars

  • Automotive FMCW radar

  • FMCW radar for terrain following, terrain avoidance, obstacle avoidance, hazard avoidance, automatic nap-of-the-Earth, low-level collision avoidance

  • FMCW radar for remote sensing

  • High PRF and FM ranging in pulse-Doppler radar

  • FMCW real beam imaging system supporting an autonomous landing capability

  • Stepped frequency waveforms

  • Pulse compression basics (frequency modulation) and phase coded

  • FMCW radar demonstration

  • PPS-15 personnel detection radar

  • Synthetic aperture techniques in FMCW radar

  • Sinusoidal FMCW radar

  • Commercial FMCW radar sensors

  • Interrupted FMCW

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Byron Keel Ph.D.