Radar Cross Section Reduction

Course Description

Get an overview of radar echo characteristics and how these characteristics may be controlled or modified, focusing on the principles of RCSR and basic concepts. Explore RCSR applications from an aviation perspective, while touching on RCSR for Other vehicle types Explore the basic techniques of echo control and the characteristics of simple shapes. Get an overview of the tools used in devising RCSR treatments, including computer modeling and laboratory measurements. Gain hands-on experience with materials characterization and the application of these materials to a test body during the labs.

Important Course Information

This course is classified. All attendees must be US citizens with Secret-Level Clearance and Need-to-Know Certification. Click here for the Need-to-Know Form.

No personal items, including laptop computers, will be allowed in the building or classroom and no storage compartments are available.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 6, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 16029
Section Details Oct 31, 2016 Nov 2, 2016 Oct 31, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 16031
Section Details Jun 5, 2017 Jun 7, 2017 Jun 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 17076
Section Details Nov 6, 2017 Nov 8, 2017 Nov 6, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 17079
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14524 Sep 8, 2014 Sep 10, 2014 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,595
14365 Nov 3, 2014 Nov 5, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,495
15343 Jun 8, 2015 Jun 10, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,695
15341 Nov 2, 2015 Nov 4, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/departments/tmd/training-development 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.

Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Knowledge of electromagnetic theory

Who Should Attend

Engineers, maintenance crews and managers from industry and the military

How You Will Benefit

  • Place RCSR in the context of the overall platform survivability
  • Understand the fundamentals of high frequency and low frequency scattering mechanisms
  • Reduce scattering through platform shaping and material treatments
  • Understand RCS measurement and prediction data formats
  • Understand RCSR in terms of reliability and maintainability through the platform’s life cycle

Content

  • Radar fundamentals
  • Electromagnetics and scattering basics
  • Radar cross section data formats
  • High frequency scattering mechanisms
  • Low frequency scattering mechanisms
  • Radar cross section of holes and slots
  • Radar-absorbing material (RAM) design
  • Antennas
  • Inlets and outlets
  • Naval platforms
  • Radar cross section ranges
  • Airframe issues
  • Radar cross section diagnostics
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintainability

Materials

Provided

  • Unclassified course notes on CD-ROM

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Bruce Glasgow, Ph.D.