Space-Time Adaptive Processing: Application to Radar

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Overview

Space-Time Adaptive Processing: Application to Radar

Course Description

This course will give you an in-depth overview of space-time adaptive processing (STAP) to radar and review of radar and digital signal processing fundamentals. You’ll learn about beamforming techniques, key STAP concepts, critical performance metrics, and practical processing architectures. In addition, you’ll explore real-world effects as well as solidify important concepts through three computer labs.

Course Content

FUNDAMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • STAP for radar
  • Digital signal processing review

TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL BEAMFORMING

  • Digital and adaptive beamforming
  • Doppler processing
  • Space-time detection theory

STAP FUNDAMENTALS

  • Introduction to STAP
  • Ground Clutter Mitigation using STAP
  • STAP performance metrics

STAP ALGORITHMS/ARCHITECTURES

  • Reduced-dimension STAP
  • Reduced-rank STAP
  • Jammer mitigation
  • Covariance/weight vector estimation techniques
  • Direction of arrival estimation in STAP-based systems

PRACTICAL CONCERNS

  • System error effects and array calibration techniques
  • Ground Moving Target Indication
  • STAP in heterogeneous clutter environments

COMPUTER LABORATORIES

  • Basics and signal characterization
  • Post-Doppler STAP
  • Reduced-rank STAP

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and technical managers who work with radar.

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What You Will Learn

  • Fundamental considerations and digital signal processing
  • Temporal and spatial beamforming
  • Space-time adaptive processing fundamentals and algorithms/architectures
  • Practical concerns, which includes the use of a computer laboratory and numerical exercises
Radar antenna

How You Will Benefit

  • Design and implement STAP and beamforming algorithms.
  • Evaluate the impact of clutter and interference on radar system detection performance.
  • Distinguish practical issues affecting real-world STAP implementation and performance.
  • Identify applications of STAP technology and the corresponding benefits.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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