Radar Warning Receivers Fundamentals

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Radar Warning Receivers Fundamentals

Course Description

The course covers an introduction to the basics in radar warning receivers (RWR), the background of radar phenomenology, and detectable radar waveforms from various radar systems. You’ll understand how to determine system performance, as well as gain an understanding of the standard types of RWR receivers and receiver combinations used in actual systems. RWR antennas and pilot-vehicle interface will be discussed relative to trades required in RWR system design.

Course Content


  • History and development of RWRs
  • Radar – general concepts


  • Early warning and acquisition radar systems
  • Gun laying radar systems
  • Missile guiding radars
  • Airborne systems
  • Other emitters


  • General requirements: frequency, pulse width, continuous-wave, polarizations, pulse repetition frequencies
  • Test concepts


  • Receivers
  • Antennas
  • Displays and PVI
  • RWR measurements
  • Hardware
  • Software


  • Receiver architectures
  • RWR system examples

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 individuals in industry and government with a background in electronics who require understanding of RWR systems and technology. Individuals with a background in electronics who wish to know more about RWR will benefit greatly from taking this class.

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What You Will Learn

  • The history and development of RWR and radar systems
  • Overview of an integrated air-defense system
  • RWR requirements, RWR receiver technology, antennas, Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI), and radar waveforms
  • RWR audio and visual indicators
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the history and development of RWRs.
  • Review radar fundamentals, radar range, and electronic intelligence (ELINT) range equations.
  • Become familiar with radar waveforms.
  • Be able to describe RWR requirements.
  • Be familiar with various RWR receiver options.
  • Know how antenna selection affects performance.
  • Understand aircrew interface schemes.
  • Review various RWR receiver and interface combinations.
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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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