T&E 4204 Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare Systems

Course Description

The basic concept and modes of operation as well as RADAR fundamentals are explained in detail. The course is designed to assist the student in the development and test of airborne RADAR systems. The student is afforded hands-on operation of the Camber Corporation RADAR toolkit. This simulation is a complex, real-world, energy level model of the emitted radio transmissions and incorporates a digital terrain database to show the student effects of changing RADAR parameters on RADAR performance. Lectures cover basic RADAR theory as well as the multi-mode operation of today’s airborne applications. The student will learn the most correct and efficient methods of demonstrating specification compliance and performance of airborne RADARs.

Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have a basic understanding of performance flight test procedures, techniques, and data analysis. He/she will:

Be familiar with
1. Basic RADAR and EW fundamentals.
2. RADAR modes of operation.
3. Millimetric wave RADAR.

Understand
4. The theory, flight test procedures, techniques and data analysis associated with RADAR and EW systems.
5. RADAR and EW test methods.
6. RADAR and EW test considerations.

Sequence of Instruction

RADAR Basics
Fundamentals of Airborne RADAR
Multi-mode RADARS; Modes of Operation
RADAR Test Methodology
AGARD Test Methodology Differences
EW Terminology
Passive Electronic Warfare
Active Electronic Warfare
Jammer Types
Electronic Attack, Protection and Support Devices
EW Flight Test

Texts and Reference Materials

“Introduction to Airborne RADAR,” G. W. Stinson, Second Edition
NTPS Course notes

Instructional Methodology

Lectures
Ground Labs
Videos

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