Principles of Modern Radar

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Principles of Modern Radar

Course Description

Learn radar principles, systems, techniques, phenomenology, and the basics of radar technology. Get up-to-date examples of modern radar systems, including microwave and millimeter-wave, and their applications. Understand antennas, transmitters, receivers, signal processors, clutter and noise, detection, signal processing, waveform design, Doppler techniques, resolution, multipath, and reflectivity measurements.

This course can be offered in a two-course format for on-site contract offerings only and can be purchased separately or together.  For more information contact Bill Holm at

  • Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Concepts (DEF 3502V)
  • Principles of Modern Radar: Advanced Techniques, Systems & Applications (DEF 3502W)

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early as possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 

Course Content


  • Basic radar concept
  • Basic radar measurements
  • Physics of radar waves
  • Interaction of EM waves with material
  • Basic radar configurations and waveforms
  • Radar range equation
  • Detection in noise and clutter
  • Pulsed waveform spectrum and coherent detection


  • Reflectivity of target and clutter
  • Propagation effects


  • CW, pulsed, coherence
  • MTI and pulse Doppler systems


  • Mechanical and electronic search
  • Tracking

Session Details

  • 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

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, educational institutions, and government agencies with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or mathematics.

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What You Will Learn

  • Radar introduction
  • Radar environment
  • Waveforms
  • Search and track
  • Radar system elements
  • Basic signal processing
  • Advanced radar techniques
  • Systems and applications
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Solve the radar range equation.
  • Determine target probability of detection and probability of false alarm.
  • Understand the radar environment and its effect on radar performance.
  • Understand the major components of a modern radar system.
  • Learn basic radar signal processing techniques.
  • Learn advanced radar techniques.
  • Know the major functions and applications of a modern radar systems.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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