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Course Description

This course is all about radomes -- the structural, weatherproof enclosures that protect radar and communication antennas. You will explore the electromagnetic design, analysis, materials, measurement, and performance of radomes. The course begins with the basic electromagnetic properties of radome-enclosed antennas, including gain loss, EIRP, far-field pattern distortion, polarization change, noise increase, main beam boresight error, and boresight error slope. You will study the popular radome design and analysis techniques, and gain an understanding of radome-enclosed antenna measurement techniques and a radome diagnostic technique.

Due to minimum enrollment requirements to hold a course, we ask that you register as early as possible. View our terms and conditions for further information. If you have specific questions or requirements, please contact the course administrator. 

Course Content


  • Radome types
  • Environmental considerations
  • Electromagnetic properties of radomes
  • Polarization gain, polarization, boresight, and noise


  • Organic and inorganic
  • Physical properties
  • Electromagnetic properties


  • Gain loss, polarization change, and boresight error
  • Pattern distortion and sidelobe increase
  • Noise temperature increase


  • Multi-layer radome wall transmission and reflection
  • Ray tracing, aperture projection and radome wall curvature
  • Surface integration technique
  • Plane wave spectrum technique
  • Finite element computer algorithm


  • Far-field and anechoic chamber
  • Compact and near-field measurement
  • Boresight error measurement
  • Radome diagnostic measurement for repair and manufacturing

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, scientists, radome engineering managers, project planners, and radome-antenna technicians. This course will be beneficial for those who need to know how the radome affects the performance of a radar or communications antenna, how to select the materials used for radome construction, how to analyze and design the electromagnetic performance of a radome, and how to measure the electromagnetic performance of a radome. This course will also be beneficial for those who need to understand the facility requirements, time, cost, and skill level required to manufacture radomes.

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What You Will Learn

  • Radome and antenna electromagnetic fundamentals
  • Definitions of gain loss, polarization loss, noise Increase, boresight error, pattern distortion, and sidelobe increase of radome enclosed antennas
  • The variety of materials used for radome manufacture and their physical and electromagnetic properties
  • The effects of the radome on the electromagnetic performance of the enclosed antenna
  • Techniques for the electromagnetic analysis and design of radomes
  • Techniques for radome electromagnetic measurement and diagnostics
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the electromagnetic parameters of antennas and radomes.
  • Understand the electromagnetic effects of radomes on antenna performance.
  • Explore the materials used for radome manufacture and their physical and electromagnetic properties.
  • Design and analyze radome electromagnetic performance.
  • Perform operational radome electromagnetic measurements and diagnostics.
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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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