Radar Systems Engineering

Course Description

Gain the ability to perform the systems engineering functions required to build modern radar systems and to upgrade legacy systems, with emphasis on utilizing proven processes and tool-sets for clearly establishing radar mission goals and requirements, identifying radar subsystems and components, determining subsystem implementation characteristics (analog hardware, digital hardware, software or firmware), and outlining radar modes and parameters. This course will describe the system engineering process for analyzing project requirements and will provide insight into methods for requirements allocation and flow-down to radar front-end and back-end subsystems. In addition, the student will be introduced to the design process for building modular and open-architecture radar systems and for designing robust, open, and maintainable front-end and back-end interfaces. This course will address capability-based architecture development, where system constructs are derived from existing software and hardware implementations. The student will also obtain knowledge on the process of assessing third-party radars from the systems engineering perspective as is required in competitive assessments or intelligence analysis.

Course ID: DEF 3522P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 12, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695 18235
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17096 Jun 13, 2017 Jun 15, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,395

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/organizational-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.

Who Should Attend

Technical managers, system engineers, architects, radar algorithms developers and hardware and software managers tasked to implement a real-time radar program that has numerous algorithms and external system interfaces

How You Will Benefit

  • Create system designs using proven radar system engineering principles anchored on key technical parameters
  • Develop requirements and constraints to meet user needs as well as identify, avoid and manage risks
  • Develop an open and sustainable architecture that adheres to defined mission(s) requirements
  • Understanding system engineering activities required for the project lifecycle


  • Radar System Engineering Approach
  • System Engineering Processes and Tools
  • Requirements Analysis, Definition and Allocation
  • System Level Trades
  • RF Subsystem Definition
  • RF Subsystem Design and Analysis Process
  • Digital Subsystem Definition
  • Digital Subsystem Design and Analysis Process
  • Software Subsystem Definition
  • Software Subsystem Design and Analysis Process
  • System-Wide Design and Analysis Process
  • Introduction to Relevant Case Study Involving All Subsystem Components

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Dana Fitzgerald, Ph.D.