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.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jul 24, 2018 Jul 25, 2018 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,500 18306
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15378 Mar 10, 2015 Mar 11, 2015 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,495
15223 May 19, 2015 May 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,250
16089 May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,250
17045 May 16, 2017 May 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,250
18305 Feb 27, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Classroom Denver, Colorado $1,500
18221 May 15, 2018 May 16, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500

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

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.


  • 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