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 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)

This course also provides a free tutorial (Principles of Modern Radar Tutorial) of basic engineering science principles.  If available, the tutorial will display as an optional item during the checkout process.

Course ID: DEF 3502P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jul 16, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,895 18341
Section Details Oct 29, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895 18337
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14372 Jul 14, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,895
14289 Oct 27, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
15406 Jan 26, 2015 Jan 30, 2015 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,895
15412 Jul 13, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,895
15393 Nov 2, 2015 Nov 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
16253 Jan 25, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,895
16288 Jul 11, 2016 Jul 15, 2016 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,895
16039 Oct 31, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
17208 Jul 17, 2017 Jul 21, 2017 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,895
17053 Oct 23, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895

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 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.