Radar Systems Engineering

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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. This course emphasizes proven processes and toolsets 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, you 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. You will obtain knowledge of the process of assessing third-party radars from the systems-engineering perspective, as is required in competitive assessments or intelligence analysis.

Course Content


  • Radar system applications and architectures
  • Radar taxonomy
  • Radar system performance


  • Introduction to systems engineering life cycle
  • Systems engineering process
  • Case studies, model-based systems engineering tools


  • Radar antennas and phased arrays
  • Transmit/receive modules
  • Radar electronics trades


  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Digital processors (central processing units, graphic processing units, field-programmable gate arrays, etc.)
  • Digital design processes


  • Software development processes
  • Software infrastructure and configuration management
  • Open architectures and real-time systems


  • Integrated test methodology
  • System threat scenarios
  • Configuration options and flexibilities

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for 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.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to radar systems engineering
  • Requirements analysis, definition, and allocation
  • System design and analysis and trade studies
  • Algorithm definition and generation
  • Modelling and simulation and risk reduction prototyping
  • Subsystem definition (radio-frequency, digital, and software) and performance tracking methodology
  • System engineering processes and tools
Radar antenna

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.
  • Understand system engineering activities required for the project lifecycle.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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