Transmit /Receive Modules for Phased Array Radar: Components, Construction and Cost

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Transmit /Receive Modules for Phased Array Radar: Components, Construction and Cost

Course Description

During this Transmit/Receive Modules for Phased Array Radar course, you will gain an in-depth look at the hardware that comprises state-of-the-art transmit/receive (T/R) modules. Explore T/R module requirements, module design, hybrid and monolithic microwave integrated circuits, thermal management, packaging, and cost. In addition, examine practical issues, such as design trade-offs, technology limitations, and performance trade-offs. An introduction to phased array antennas and the important functions that T/R modules perform in these systems will also be covered to provide you with a balanced view of the topic.

Course Content


  • Introduction to active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs)
  • T/R modules in AESAs
  • T/R module design


  • T/R module functions
  • T/R module performance


  • Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
  • Thin and thick film networks
  • Circulators and limiters


  • Module packaging
  • Thermal management


  • MMIC fabrication
  • T/R module assembly
  • Module cost

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, and managers working in the defense radar industry and is appropriate for professionals working in the RF communications industry.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to active electronically scanned arrays
  • T/R module functions, performance, and design
  • Monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) including gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers
  • Thermal management, packaging, and assembly
  • T/R module production, testing, and cost considerations
  • Next-generation technologies for T/R modules
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Examine computer simulation of MMIC design and T/R module electromagnetic structure simulation.
  • Observe T/R module thermal management validation using thermal imaging.
  • Become familiar with T/R module component design through interactive labs.
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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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