Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NNCS-0004
Organization Course Number:
SIGE-4810
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
8 weeks (320 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Radar Theory and Analysis
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Radar Applications
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Applied Computational Mathematics
The course is recommended for a total of 9 semester hours in the upper-division degree category.
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide intermediate Technical ELINT signals analysts with advanced Technical ELINT signals analysis concepts and skills; modulation principles; radar hardware concepts; Digital Signal Processing concepts; the derivation and applications of the radar range equation; radar modeling techniques; and advanced radar applications.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply statistical modeling and applications to RADAR, including the Uniform Probability Density Function, standard deviation, a Gaussian curve and Standard Gaussian Distribution Table to characterize RADAR signals
  • Describe the purposes and capabilities of intrapulse, interpulse, and frequency modulation
  • Survey different types of antennas to determine the gain/directivity of antennas and radiation patterns
  • Use the RADAR range equation to determine a RADARs operating effectiveness against targets in terms of various RADAR applications, including CW and FMCW RADARs, pulse Doppler RADARs, MTI RADARs, and synthetic aperture RADAR (SAR) systems
  • Describe how millile guidance systems works
  • Calculate basic math computations and apply math concepts to ELINT analysis problems
  • Explain analog and digital signal processing steps and applications, including the Fourier series and Fourier Transform, use of filters, and digitizing theory and techniques
  • Explain the use and importance of different components of a radar hardware system, including transmitters, receivers, modulators, transmission lines, oscillators, and amplifiers
  • Identify the purposes, types, and terminology of Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection techniques.

General Course Topics:

  • Math and basic concepts
  • Statistics
  • Modulation types
  • Analog/digital signal processing
  • Antennas
  • Hardware transmitters and receivers
  • RADAR range equation
  • Applied modulation
  • Stability measurement techniques/tools
  • RADAR applications
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials