September 19-22, 2016, in Washington, DC
November 7-10, 2016, in Port Hueneme, CA

… most informative coverage of RADAR systems, the enabling technologies, and future trends …

This four-day radar course covers in detail the principles, uses, and the enabling technologies of modern radar systems. Radar technology has been evolving continuously since its early debut in the Second World War. Advances in semiconductor technology and the digital revolution have transformed radar into a configurable, highly agile tool for detecting, recognizing and tracking diverse targets as well as for wide area imaging. Participants will review modern radar theory, enabling technologies, and advanced techniques for detection, recognition and tracking of surface and air targets, to include low observable targets. Modern military systems will be presented, to include early warning, surveillance, targeting, fire control and missile guidance, with an emphasis on the systems and missions.

Applications and benefits:

You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
  • Principles and performance potential in modern radar systems for target search , detection, ID and tracking;
  • Basic radar engineering considerations: choice of RF bands; transmitter/receiver architectures; mechanically and active/passive electronically scanned arrays, sparse and dispersed antennas;
  • Concepts and capabilities of advanced technologies such as GaN and other advanced semiconductor technologies, of Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA), adaptive waveforms, multiband and multi-static radar, and adaptive processing and control;
  • Concepts and uses of advanced radar techniques: impulse radar, imaging radar, SAR/ISAR, OTHR, GMTI, networked 2D and 3D radars, bi-static and multi-static radar;
  • Latest, specific radar systems for tactical platforms, coastal and maritime surveillance, air and missile defense, airborne radars, etc.: design, concept of operation, performance, issues;
  • Methods for detecting, tracking and identifying low observable and other difficult targets: advanced coherent waveforms, multiband, multistatic radars, track-before-detection algorithms;
  • Engineering and operational issues in these advanced radar applications: RF band, power aperture, waveform and other trade-offs; power management, sensor management/coordination, data alignment, association and fused state estimation;
  • Implications of radar exploitation techniques — Radar Warning Receivers (RWR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM);
  • Implication of open architectures, the use of COTS RF, signal and data processing, and network-centric operations.

Who should attend:

This four-day radar course covers in detail the principles, uses, and the enabling technologies of modern radar systems. As the advances in semiconductor technology and the "digital revolution" transform radar, this course becomes an invaluable resource for the technical community; it greatly benefits executives, program managers, system analysts, programmers and engineers, who design, support or operate radar-based systems. This course is best suited for those with prior training in technical field.

Course Outline:

Text:     Radar Handbook, 3rd edition, by Merill I. Skolnick (ed.), McGraw Hill, 2008.

About the Instructor

Alan Steinberg is recognized internationally as one of the leading experts in information exploitation and sensor fusion, with over 35 years of experience as a designer, developer and operational user of major electronic combat and intelligence systems. An independent consultant, he was most recently Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Previously he held senior engineering positions with Lockheed, Litton, TASC, USU/SDL, ERIM and CUBRC, with operational experience as an EW operator/analyst for US Army Security Agency in overseas deployment. He played a major role in the design and development of the family of radars for the Missile Defense Agency. As a member of the JDL Data Fusion Group, he revised the well-known JDL Data Fusion Model. He received the prestigious Mignona Award for outstanding achievement in data fusion. He has served on blue-ribbon panels for the US Government to evaluate and recommend technology developments and the restructuring of the Intelligence Enterprise. He teaches numerous short courses on EW, Radar Data Fusion and Target Recognition.