# ATI Releases New Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB Technical Training Short Course Sampler

On March 15, 2011 ATI released new Radar Systems Analysis & Design Using MATLAB technical training short course sampler.

This course provides a comprehensive description of radar systems analyses and design. A design case study is introduced and as the material coverage progresses throughout the course, and new theory is presented, requirements for this design case study are changed and / or updated, and the design level of complexity is also increased. This design process is supported with a comprehensive set of MATLAB-7 code developed for this purpose. By the end, a comprehensive design case study is accomplished. This will serve as a valuable tool to radar engineers in helping them understand radar systems design process. Each student will receive the instructor’s textbook MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design as well as course notes.
The course is scheduled to be presented on May 2-5, 2011 in Columbia, MD.  Register here.

# RadarCalc Tutorial and Manual Posted On ATI Web Site

* Ambiguity Parameters
* Mission and Scene-Target Parameters
* System Noise Temperature
* Summary Tables
* Graphing Routines

Each worksheet allow the user to modify parameters to their own mission specification These include: Platform altitude, Radar wavelength, Swathwidth, Incidence Angle, Azimuth resolution, PRF, Squint angle, Range resolution Dynamic range (scene), Pulse Compression Ratio, Antenna efficiency, Loss Budget elements.

Derived quantities include:
Orbit circumference, Revisit latitude circ, Orbital period, Orbit rate, Orbital velocity, Ground track velocity, Look angle, Target range, Ground range resolution, Minimum antenna area, Actual antenna area, Actual antenna dimensions, synthetic aperture length, Range to near/far edge of swath edge, Distance from nadir point to near/ far edge of swath, Unfocused azimuth resolution, Range / Azimuth time bandwidth products, Dwell time, and more…..

RadarCalc 2010’s Mission Analysis feature enables the user to determine optimum orbits for a system given the basic inputs of orbit inclination and altitude, sensor viewing geometry and coverage requirements. The space platform calculations are based upon circular orbits.

RadarCalc 2010’s Radar Analysis feature allows the user to determine important radar design parameters, such as antenna noise temperature, system losses, transmit and receive module characteristics based on the latest industry values, and more. Swerling statistics are used to determine signal-to-noise requirements based on probability of detection and false alarm inputs.