New course offered: Stimson’s Introduction to Radar (2015)

18 May 2015 - 10:00

We are pleased to announce an interesting new course, Stimson’s Introduction to Radar (click on the title to read more about the course and download the information brochure).

It will be presented, from 22 to 26 June 2015, at the CSIR’s campus in Brummeria, Pretoria, by Prof Hugh Griffiths (University College London) and Prof Chris Baker (Ohio State University), two internationally acknowledged experts in the fields of radar and electronic warfare.

George W. Stimson was recognised as a pioneer in radar education. He has written the quintessential radar textbook, “Introduction to Airborne Radar”, which is used more than any other text by radar engineers throughout the world. In 2013, Stimson’s classic text underwent a full revision and update by Prof Griffiths, Prof Baker and David Adamy.

The objective of this course is to provide a week of lectures based on the recently revised Stimson book. The course will provide masterful tuition in all of the important fundamentals of radar. Students will learn about different types of radar, their fundamental principles of operation, and details of their applications. On completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the theory and principles of modern radar systems.

This course will be of benefit to all radar and EW engineers. For early-career engineers, this course will provide a detailed treatment of the essential theory of radar and EW. It will also provide details on specialist radar topics such as clutter and imaging. For experienced engineers, this course is an ideal refresher, it provides updated material relevant to modern systems and a full recap of the essential theory of radar.

The course consists of one week of intensive lectures.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to CPD participants. Participants need to attend 80% of the lectures to qualify for an attendance certificate. According to guidelines set out by the Engineering Council of South Africa, attendance of this course will earn participants 5 credits towards Category 1 (Developmental Activities). The ECSA course code is UCTECC15.

Applications close on 12 June 2015.