Upcoming course: Stimson’s Introduction to Radar (2015)

5 Jun 2015 - 15:45

Remember to register for an interesting new course, Stimson’s Introduction to Radar (click on the title to read more about the course and download the information brochure).

NB: Applications close on 12 June 2015!!

The course 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.

Course Description

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 the internationally renowned radar and electronic warfare experts Prof Hugh GriffithsProf Chris 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.

Course Overview

The following topics are covered:

  • Fundamentals of radar
  • Radar and EW
  • Pulsed-Doppler radar
  • Air-to-Air operation
  • Radar clutter
  • Radar imaging SAR and ISAR
  • Special topics in radar

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.