An in-depth treatment of radar concepts and techniques used for low-observable target detection and classification.

Modern targets effectively reduce their observability features applying new material technologies and employing cover, concealment, and deception to deny acquisition. Consequently, modern radar systems employing sophisticated signal processing must keep up with the new scenarios through exploitation of target features revealed only by precision measurements. This course addresses the interpretation of radar signatures data for extraction of maximum information from radar returns. Actual target and clutter signatures data are used to illustrate how advanced radar processors perform surveillance, detection, discrimination, and non-cooperative target identification functions. In addition, this course provides a basic understanding of radar and signal processing technologies used for cooperative target RCS measurements and tactical engagements. Practical concepts for interpretation and utilization of Radar Cross Section data are developed based on RCS versus aspect, Doppler signatures, high-resolution imagery, and polarimetric signatures. Target sets examined include fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, missiles, periscopes, ships, and wakes.

Applications and benefits:

You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:

Who should attend:

Weapon system acquisition executives, management, engineers and scientists involved in survivable platform design or radar system development and upgrade; engineers and technicians involved in radar cross section measurements; and data interpretation, and digital signal processing engineers. There is no prerequisite for this course; however, a familiarity with electromagnetic waves and radar principles will be helpful.

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About the Instructor

Alan D. Siegel is Principal Scientist for measurement sciences at System Planning Corporation. He specializes in radar signatures measurement of dynamic targets and in the interpretation and utilization of radar observables for analysis of radar processor performance and platform survivability. Mr. Siegel has 16 years of radar cross section measurement experience including scale-model targets, natural clutter phenomena and full-scale aircraft, helicopters, missiles, periscopes and surface ships and their wakes. He received his B.S. and B.E. degrees from the SUNY Stony Brooke and his M.S. from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Siegel has authored 11 papers, and he received System Planning Corporation's Researcher of the Year Award in 1988.


Course: ROO-431 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16

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