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.

Course ID: DEF 2503P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is classified.  Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know.

Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-9395

Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbit and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some locations.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Nov 6, 2017 Nov 8, 2017 Nov 6, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 17079
Section Details Jun 4, 2018 Jun 6, 2018 Jun 4, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 18214
Section Details Sep 10, 2018 Sep 12, 2018 Sep 10, 2018 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,795 18286
Section Details Nov 5, 2018 Nov 7, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 18216
View previous sections
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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
16029 Jun 6, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
17076 Jun 5, 2017 Jun 7, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795

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/talent-management/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.



  • 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


  • 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



  • Unclassified course notes on CD-ROM

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jeffrey Bean