Radar Waveforms: Properties, Analysis, Design and Application

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Radar Waveforms: Properties, Analysis, Design and Application

Course Description

In this course, you will gain an understanding of radar waveforms and the tools necessary to analyze, design, and select them for particular applications. You will examine waveform properties using graphics, equations, demonstrations, and an interactive software tool; get insight into techniques for analyzing and designing waveforms based on fundamental waveform properties and the desired application; and learn the impact of error sources and hardware/system limitations on performance as well as the impact of radar mode on waveform selection.

Course Content


  • Fourier series
  • Fourier transform
  • Discrete time Fourier transform
  • Discrete Fourier transform
  • Fourier transform properties and duality
  • Fast convolution


  • Unmodulated pulse properties
  • Range and Doppler resolution
  • Pulsed Doppler waveforms
  • Low, medium, and high pulse repetition frequency modes


  • Basic properties
  • Ambiguity functions
  • Linear frequency modulation
  • Stretch processing
  • Non-linear frequency modulation
  • Stepped chirp waveforms
  • Stepped frequency waveforms
  • Frequency and phase code continuous waveforms
  • Bi- and poly-phase codes

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 engineers, mathematicians, technicians, and scientists. Prior radar experience is not required.

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What You Will Learn

  • Basic Fourier analysis as applied to waveforms
  • Basic waveform properties
  • Pulsed and continuous wave waveforms
  • Pulsed-Doppler waveforms
  • Pulse compression waveforms
  • System constraints and impacts on waveform selection
  • Waveform synthesis, error sources, and applications
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to analyze basic and complex waveforms.
  • Design waveforms for specific applications.
  • Learn to use a MATLAB-based waveform analysis tool designed for this course.
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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.

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