Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Fundamentals

Course Description

Obtain a systems engineering understanding of SIGINT systems and techniques. Explore the impact of antenna type, propagation effects and signal processing techniques on emitter detection. Learn the similarities and differences between interferometers and modern digital beamforming approaches. Examine common emitter geolocation algorithms, as well as analytical means to predict their performance.

Course ID: DEF 2510P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Sections

CRN Start date End date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost
16089 May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 May 17, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15378 Mar 10, 2015 Mar 11, 2015 Classroom Denver, CO $1,495
15223 May 19, 2015 May 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,250

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/gtpe-defense-technology-and-osha-short-course-discount-gtri-employees for a coupon code to use when checking out.  

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout. Coupon codes cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Managers or engineers new to the field or responsible for relevant technology or systems, and those working in the field who desire an introduction to emerging technology and signal processing techniques

How You Will Benefit

  • Review basic and advanced antenna types and characteristics.

  • Understand propagation effects and models for challenging environments.

  • Become familiar with receivers, link budgets and detection theory.

  • Study issues associated with digital beamforming, such as calibration and cochannel interference suppression.

  • Learn emitter geolocation techniques, as well as means to bound their performance.

Content

  • Antenna fundamentals

  • Propagation effects and models

  • Interferometers

  • Digital beamforming

  • Array calibration

  • Cochannel interference

  • Detection concepts

  • Link budgets

  • Emitter geolocation techniques and performance bounds

  • Introduction to advanced signal processing techniques

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Louis Fertig