Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp

Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp

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Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp – Hands-on

Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp is a 3-day training program covering phased array radar principles, latest technological developments, software, system analysis, requirements, architecture, design and operation. Examine major subsystems and associated technologies with specialists in those areas. Participants will learn about principles and the technology of the phased array antenna and radar system engineering, analysis, design, performance and implementation, verification and validation, and operation and maintenance.

Duration: 3 days

Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training course is defined here:

• System Engineers and Designers
• Software, Hardware and Testing Engineers
• Technical Managers
• Technicians
• Logistics and Support
• Operations
• Procurement and Specifications Writing Practitioners


Upon completing this Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• List terminology, principle, concepts, subsystems and components related to the systems engineering and design
• Analyze and discuss applications and technologies behind multi-function phased-array radar systems
• Review phased-array radar systems recent technological development, design, engineering and operation process and principles
• Evaluate theory of operation of modern phased-array radars
• Identify principles, procedures, design, engineering techniques and evolution of phased-array radar technology
• Discuss Radar Concept of Operation (ConOps), functional architecture, system requirement, system design, architecture, performance, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting
• Sketch a high-level architecture of a simple phased-array system covering functions, components and subsystems including transmitters, receivers, antennas, clutter and noise, detection, signal processing modules, operations, software
• Determine basic acceptable phased-array radar system performance based on radar environment
• Provide detection, identification, and classification of objects/targets using different phased-array radar systems
• Understanding environmental and terrain effects on radar operations phased-array radar countermeasures target probability of detection and probability of false alarm
• Discuss applications and technologies behind phased-array radar systems technologies

Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training – Course Syllabus:

Introduction to Radar Systems

Radar 101
Applications of Radar
Types of Radars
the Radar Equation
Radar System Engineering Principals
Conceptual Radar System Design
Subsystems of Radar
Transmitters and Receivers
Signal Processing
Propagation Effects
Target Radar Cross Section
Detection Principles
Radar Clutter and Chaff Principles
Pulse Doppler Techniques
Tracking and Parameter Estimation
Phased Array Radar Fundamentals
Phased Array Radar Systems 101
History and Evolution of Phased Arrays
Phased Array Radar System Engineering, Development and Acquisition
Phased Array Radar Conops
Phased Array Radar System Requirements
Phased Array Design
Phased Array Radar Verification and Validation (V&V)
Beam Steering Logic
Improvements in Radar Functionality and Performance
Control and Scheduling

Phased Array Radar Sizing and Performance Estimation

Signal Processing
Phased Array Radar Antennas
Array Theory
Planar Arrays and Beam Steering
Aperture Matching and Mutual Coupling
Low-sidelobe Phased Arrays
Quantization Effects
Bandwidth of Phased Arrays
Feed Networks (Beamformers)
Phase Shifters
Solid-state Modules
Multiple Simultaneous Receive Beams
Digital Beamforming
Radiation Pattern Nulling
Calibration of Active Phased Array Antennas
Calibration and Alignment
Computer-aided Design of Phased Arrays
Transmitters and Receivers
Multiple Target Tracking

Phased-array Radar Design: Application of Radar Fundamentals

Array Beamforming
Array Beamforming (Beam Collimation)
Electronic Scanning
Active Transmit
Receive Modules
Beam Agility
Effective Radar Resource Management
Graceful Degradation With Module Failures
Current Trend Is Towards Active Arrays With Distributed T/r Modules
Large Number of Distributed Active Components and Control
High Levels of Integration Required to Achieve Low Cost

Radar Antenna Architectures

Dish Antenna
Passive Phased Array
Active Phased Array
Active Array T/r Module
Phased Array Radar Evolution
Radar Engineering
Radar General Description
Subsystems of Radar and Signal Processing
Antenna Feed Assembly as
Radar Sensing Instruments
Radar Instrument Characteristics
Phased Array Antenna
Possible Arrangements
Linear Arrays
Linear Array of a Phased-array Antenna
Planar Array of a Phased-array Antenna
Planar Arrays
Frequency Scanning Array
Phase-increment Calculating
Data Processing Algorithms for Phased-array Radars
Radar Data Processing Algorithms Used by Phased-array Radars (PARS))
Algorithm Purpose and Type

Target Detection

Radar Design
the Detection of Targets in Real-world Environments
the Practical Application of Target Detection Concepts to Radar Design and Analysis
Waveforms, Matched Filtering, and Radar Signal Processing
Waveforms Employed by Radars
Concept of the Optimal Matched Filter Processor
Common Signal Processing Implementations Used in Phased-array Radars

Search and Acquisition Functions

Various Types of Radar Searches,
Volume Search, Horizon Fence Search, Cued Search, and Sector Search
Different Types of Waveforms
Acquisition Function
Track Initiation (Ti)
Types of Searches
Search Design
Search Waveforms and Processing

Estimation, Tracking, and Data Association

Concepts of Parameter Estimation, Target Tracking
Data Association Algorithms
Multiple-target Tracking in Real-world Environments
Parameter Estimation for Radar
Radar Tracking Function
Waveforms and Signal Processing
Types of Tracking Filters
Data Association Algorithms;
Nearest-neighbor – Probabilistic Data Association (PDA))
Tracking Air Targets
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Cruise Missiles; Tracking Ballistic Missile Targets
Tracking Surface Targets
Ships and Vehicles

Target Classification, Discrimination, and Identification

Target Classification, Discrimination, and Identification
Introduction to the Target Classification Problem
Radar-measured Target Features
Waveforms and Signal Processing; Feature Extraction
Bayes Classifiers;
Dempster-shafer Classifiers
Decision Trees; Classification of Air Targets
Noncooperative Target Recognition; Target Identification (Id)
Classification of Ballistic Missile Targets
Hit or Kill Assessment

Interference Suppression Techniques

Unintentional and Intentional Interference
Degrading the Performance
Interference Suppression

Phased-array Radar Architectures

Common Phased-array Radar (Par) Architectures
Radar Function-based

Fundamental Radar Design Trade-offs

Radar Design Trade-offs
Operating Frequency Selection
Waveform Selection
Radar Coverage
Receiver Operating Characteristic Design
Search Design
Tracking Architecture and Parameter Selection
Target Classification

Performance-driven Radar Requirements

Design of Phased-array
System-level Radar Requirements
Hardware and Software Subsystems
Majority of Phased-array Radar Systems

Missile Defense Radar Design Considerations

Key Aspects of Missile Defense Radar Design
Missile Defense Mission Parameters and Requirements
Ballistic Missile Threat Types
Interceptor Capability
Desired Defended Area
Radar Requirement
Performance Evaluation
Verification and Validation
Early Warning Radar Design Considerations
Aspects of Early Warning Radar Design

Early Warning Mission Parameters and Requirements

Target/threat Types
Desired Surveillance and Associated Functions
Performance Evaluation
Design Verification

Air Defense Radar Design Considerations

Air Defense Radar Design
Air Defense Mission Parameters and Requirements
Air Target Threat Types
Interceptor Capabilities
Performance Evaluation and Design Verification

Predicted Performance of Phased-array Radars

Performance Evaluation of Phased-array Radars
Performance KPIs
Target Detection;
Radar Tracking;
Interference Suppression
Clutter Cancellation Performance
Hardware Subsystems

Wrap-up – Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Training

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