Threat Radar Systems

Course Description

Learn the theory of operation, design philosophy and the component technologies used in threat air defense radar systems. The course content is based on Georgia Tech Research Institute’s more than 50 years of experience in intelligence analysis, development of hardware simulators of threat radars, foreign material exploitation of threat radar systems and direct interchanges with the developers of modern threat systems.

Course ID: DEF 3529P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is classified.  Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know. All contractors wishing to attend a need-to-know classified course must have a US government sponsor or contracting officer signature.  

Georgia Tech's Research Security Office will only process need-to-know certification and clearance forms with the appropriate signature.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-8691

Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbit and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some locations.

Available Classroom Sections

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15266 Apr 27, 2015 May 1, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
16047 Apr 25, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
17063 Apr 24, 2017 Apr 28, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895
18236 Apr 23, 2018 Apr 27, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,895

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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


Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, and technical managers needing a deeper understanding of threat radar systems

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand threat air defense radar system design.

  • Learn technologies used in threat radar systems.

  • Study specific examples of how the design principles and technologies presented in the course are applied to threat systems.


  • Air defense overview

  • Early warning and acquisition radars

  • Target engagement radars

  • Antennas and transmitters

  • Receivers and signal processors

  • Electronic protection

  • Examples of specific threat systems

  • Performance assessment and threat system modeling

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Scott Berger, Ph.D.