Principles of Radar Electronic Protection

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Principles of Radar Electronic Protection

Course Description

It's fundamental: learn the basics of electronic protection (EP) concepts, or electronic counter-countermeasures. This Principles of Radar Electronic Protection course includes electronic warfare concepts, noise jamming, range/velocity deception, and on-board and off-board angle deception supported by laboratory demonstrations of noise and digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) generated electronic attack (EA) waveforms. Explore the methodology for prioritizing EA threats and examples of current threat EA capabilities, conceptual descriptions of more than 50 EP techniques and adaptive array processing and digital beamforming.

Course Content


  • Radar fundamentals
  • EW overview
  • Masking EA
  • Range/velocity deception EA
  • EA threat discussion
  • Digital RF memory (DRFM) technology
  • Lab demonstration: DRFM waveforms


  • Overview of EP
  • Antenna-based EP
  • Transmitter/waveform-based EP
  • Receiver-based EP
  • Signal/data processor-based EP
  • Threat radar EP examples


  • Adaptive beamforming EP
  • Multidimensional adaptive signal processing EP
  • SAR signal processing EP
  • Counter-angle deception EP
  • Counter-DRFM EP
  • Special topics in EP
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

This course requires Need-to-Know Certification and a clearance requirement. Please make sure to read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course.



Course Restrictions

This course is classified. Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know. All contractors wishing to attend our Need-To-Know Classified Course must have a US Government sponsor’s/contracting officer’s signature. Research Security will ONLY process Need-To-Know Certification and Clearance Form with the appropriate signature. There will be no exemptions to this policy. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6374. Attendees must e-mail the Need-to-Know Certificate Form to or fax to 404-407-9395. Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbits and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some location.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, academia, and government.

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What You Will Learn

  • Electronic attack threats, noise jamming, masking, false targets, and track deception
  • EP and noise generators
  • DRFM repeaters
  • Temporal and spectral characteristics of electronic attack waveforms
  • Laboratory demonstrations of jammer hardware
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Compute and plot the received power and jamming-to-signal ratio of noise jammers and coherent repeaters.
  • Identify candidate EP techniques to counter different types of noise and deceptive jamming.
  • Assess potential strengths and limitations of different EP techniques.
  • Recognize EA in high-resolution range-Doppler images.
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