Radar Systems Fundamentals: An Introduction to Radar Physics, System Design and Signal Processing
$1990 per person
This 3-day course introduces the student to the fundamentals of radar systems engineering. The course begins by describing how radar sensors perform critical measurements and the limitation of those measurements. The radar range equation in its many forms is derived, and examples of its applications to different situations are demonstrated. The generation and reception of radar signals is explained through a holistic rather than piecemeal discussion of the radar transmitter, antenna, receiver and signal processing. The course wraps up with a explanation of radar detection and tracking of targets in noise and clutter. The course is valuable to engineers and scientists who are entering the field or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. A comprehensive set of notes and references will be provided to all attendees. Students will also receive Matlab scripts that they can use to perform radar system performance assessments.
Dr. Jack Lum is currently a Radar and Electronics Warfare engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. During his 10 years at JHU/APL, he has led and authored performance analyses of multiple Navy radar systems including the AN/APS-147, AN/APS-153 and the AN/SPS-74. Prior to JHU/APL, he worked at the Raytheon Corporation on ballistic missile defense. He holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He has over 12 years of radar systems engineering experience that includes expertise in system performance modeling, signal processing, test & evaluation, and target RCS modeling; 10 years experience prototyping and integrating high-speed radar and EW processing and recording systems; and 5 years of Electronic Warfare (EW) application development.
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