Radar Warning Receiver System Design and Analysis

Course Description

This SECRET/NOFORN course provides mid-level engineers and program managers with detailed knowledge of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) systems and technology. The course covers RWR Tactical employment, threat systems and waveforms, RWR antenna analysis, characteristics of various receivers and receiver combinations, signal processing approaches and system analysis. Detailed briefings are presented on four specific systems. The course uses the case study method. Students will be assigned RWR-related design problems to analysis and present.

Course ID: DEF 3537P
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. All contractors wishing to attend a need-to-know classified course must have a US government sponsor or contracting officer signature.  

Georgia Tech's Research Security Office will only process need-to-know certification and clearance forms with the appropriate signature.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-8691

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 Oct 22, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 Monday, October 22, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Lake Buena Vista, Florida $1,895 18325
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14618 Oct 27, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
15271 Oct 26, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
16281 Oct 24, 2016 Oct 28, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
17066 Oct 23, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895

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

Junior to mid-level engineers and program managers who desire an in-depth knowledge of RWR concepts, requirements and system development

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore U.S. military use of RWR systems in combat environments.

  • Describe radar signal parameters which can be decoded various receiver types.

  • Understand crystal video, superheterodyne, channelized and instantaneous frequency measurement (IFM) receiver capabilities and limitations.

  • Analyze RWR antenna characteristics.

  • Understand issues related to cockpit integration.

  • Understand specific RWR system design approaches.


  • RWR tactical employment

  • Radar systems

  • Threat radar systems

  • Other emitters

  • RWR system technology

  • Antennas/DF

  • Displays/PVI

  • Signal analysis

  • Characteristics of receivers

  • Received signal parameters

  • The radar range versus the ELINT equations

  • Crystal video receivers

  • Superheterodyne receivers

  • Instantaneous frequency measurement receivers

  • Channelized receivers

  • The digital receiver

  • Signal processing and RWR radar parameter analysis

  • Hybrid RWR system concepts

  • AN/APR-39 analysis

  • AN/ALR-69 analysis

  • AN/ALR-56A analysis

  • AN/ALR-67(V)3 analysis

  • Platform environments

  • RWR integration

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Rod Beard