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, clutter and noise, detection, signal processing, waveform design, Doppler techniques, resolution, multipath and reflectivity measurements.

This course is also offered in a two-course format for on-site contract offerings only:

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

These courses can be purchased separately or together. For more information contact Bill Holm at


CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15412 Jul 13, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,895
15393 Nov 2, 2015 Nov 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,895

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists and managers from industry, education institutions and government agencies

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 system.


  • Introduction to radar

  • The radar environment

  • Radar system elements

  • Basic signal processing

  • Advanced radar techniques

  • Systems and applications

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Bill Holm, Ph.D.