Radio Frequency Engineering :Consultancy and Training

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RADAR Electronic Warfare

RADAR and Electronic Warfare

This 4 day course gives a general overview of the basic RADAR techniques and the Electronic Warfare techniques that may be used in an operational environment. Without going too deeply into the  complex mathematics associated with modern radar systems the course looks at the operation of Radars, antenna and the associated EW techniques. The course can also be tailored to suit specific requirements.

The course security classifcation is UNCLASSIFIED and uses open data.


On completion of the Fundamentals course the participant will have a general understanding of:

Airborne and Ground based Radar systems.

Monopulse, Doppler, FMCW and secondary radars

Electronic warfare techniques associated with various radar types

Towed decoys, active ECM and denial techniques.

A basic understanding of RF techniques and EM propagation is required for this course. Completion of either the 2 day RF fundamentals or 5 day RF engineering courses will equip the candidate with the knowledge to gain

       The course is modular in design so can be tailored to suit any specific requirements, such as a greater depth for specialist aspects, operation and specified test equipment etc, for on-site courses.

Applicable Personnel
The 4 day Radar and Electronic Warfare course is suitable for the following:
Sales staff, Sales engineers, Field engineers, Application engineers, Engineering management, Project management, and any staff who are likely to have an Radar and EW aspect to their role.  This course can also act as a lead in to various University EW courses.


Day 1


Radar Principles (short overview) viewed from an EW perspective

 Radar Equation

 Frequency (resolution)

 Power (Range)


 Pulse Radar

 Doppler effect



 Range Gate, Range bin

 Velocity Gate, Velocity Bin

 Ground Radar Target acquisition, target lock

 Airborne Radar Target Acquisition, target Lock, Track Whilst Scan

 Doppler Radar

 FMCW radar

 Passive Radar

 Digital radar signal analysis

Digital Signal processing (DSP)

 Pulse sampling

 Multiple targets using range and velocity Bin masking

 DSP for Jamming

 DSP to protect from Jamming

RF Countermeasures (overview)


Elint, Radint, UREint, FISint, MASint, Electronic Warfare Operational Support  

 Countermeasure objectives

  Deny, Confuse, Deception

 RF signal detection (Warning Receiver)

 EM Interference

 Jamming Methods, Pros and Cons

Chaff, Bandwidth denial, False Targets, Passive deception,Active deception

  Deliberate system damage

Day 2

ECM Techniques

 Radar Threat Signal Analysis

Signal Parameters, Frequency, Frequency Spread (bandwidth), PRF, CHIRP, polarisation

 Jamming Sequence and timings

Threat Detection, Response options, Passive, Active, Automatic, Intervention, Additional Actions

 Active Jamming, Overview

Frequency/bandwidth denial, Constant Gain, Constant Power,Pulsed Jamming, CW Jamming, Noise Jamming,Deception Jamming, Jammer location

 Passive Jamming Overview

  Chaff, Decoys, Reflectors


Day 3

Passive ECM Techniques


ELINT, Composition and frequency response, Dispensing techniques, pre packed, as required, Fall rates, dispersal patterns, Operational use of Chaff, Self protection, Limitations


 Passive towed reflectors

  ELINT, Pro and cons

 Reduced Radar Signature (stealth)

Active Jamming Techniques

Adaptive Inverse gain, Audio Modulations, Burst noise, Velocity noise, Clutter Generation, False Target Generation, Simulated Target, Intra PRI,  Synthesised pulse, Intrapulse Phase modulation, Cover Pulse, Range Gate Pull Off, Velocity Gate pull off, Spot noise


Day 4

Towed Radar decoys

 Purpose, Methods of use, Active TRD, Passive TRD, Active expendable Jammers, Air Launch, Techniques, Miniature Air Launched Decoys (MALD)




Course Closure


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