The aim of this three day course, formerly known as Introduction to Radar Systems, is to provide an understanding of radar and its associated principles. The course has been designed to provide a complete coverage of the radar discipline whilst avoiding much of the mathematical complexity of the subject. The course is aimed at non-technical persons requiring a working knowledge of radar systems, or engineers who need an introduction into the field.
Introduction to Radar Systems includes coverage of the major types of operational radars including pulse radar, CW and CW/FM radar, pulse Doppler and MTI radar and various forms of tracking radar. Coverage of EW topics as applied to the radar field is also provided.
Duration: 3 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- A copy of the book Radar Fundamentals, Faulconbridge, R.I., Argos Press, 2019.
- Comprehensive course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
Affiliated course: Introduction to Electronic Warfare (3 days)
*pending final results
Anyone requiring an understanding of radar systems;
|Capability development staff||Defence contract managers|
|Business managers||Systems engineers|
|Project managers||Hardware and software engineers|
Radar types | Basic components | Pulse radar concepts
Radar Range Equation
Derivation | Minimum detectable signal strength | Pulse integration | Radar cross section
Continuous Wave Radar
Doppler concepts | Continuous wave radar | Frequency modulated CW radar
Pulse Doppler Radar and MTI Radar
Basic concepts | Doppler blind speed
Pulse Compression Techniques
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Tracking Radar Techniques
Sequential lobing techniques | Conical scanning | Monopulse tracking techniques
Secondary Surveillance Radar
Propagation Issues and Radar Clutter
Logarithmic receivers | Receiver techniques
Equipment | Signal intercept problems
Tactics and tools
Burnthrough considerations | Transmitter/receiver/antenna design
Example Radar Types
Airborne | Ground | Maritime
Dr Ian Faulconbridge has a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors degree in engineering and an MBA in project management. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the electrical and aerospace colleges, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE). Since 1990, he has held a number of engineering, project management and academic positions in the fields of avionics, simulation, radar, communications and information systems. He is the director of a Canberra-based engineering consultancy (magpietech.com) where he is an active industry consultant in both Government and private sectors. He is an Industry Fellow at UNSW, Canberra where he supports a number of programs within the School of Engineering and Information Technology. He is the author or co-author of a number of books covering radar, radar electronic warfare, avionics systems and systems engineering.
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