This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

Advanced Radar aims to provide you with a detailed understanding of specialist radar applications and techniques. It builds on foundation material previously covered in Radar Principles and Radar Electronic Warfare

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£2,350 - Short Course for Credit fee

    £1,925 - Standalone Short Course fee Concessions available

Course structure

This 5 day course is taught by a mix of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and group study.

What you will learn

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  • Perform a detailed design and analysis of some specialist radar techniques and applications,
  • Design waveforms and critically evaluate their performance in a radar system,
  • Explain the various techniques of target recognition using radar together with their respective advantages, limitations and areas of technical difficulty,
  • Describe methods of image processing and the methods of exploiting SAR image data.

Core content

The course covers a broad range of advanced radar techniques and specialist applications, associated theory and design, and practical application. Topics cover:


• Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image formation,

• SAR techniques: image exploitation including Coherent Change Detection (CCD) and Interferometry

• Bistatic and multistatic radar,

• Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) radar – applied to Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR),

• Non Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR),

• Radar Cross Section (RCS)

• Over the Horizon (OTH) radar in the HF band,

• Millimetre Wave Radar - application (active seekers)

• Micro-Doppler radar and signature analysis,

• Waveform Design,

• Tracking

• Laboratory demonstration of SAR image measurement

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

You must have completed Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices, Radar Principles and Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis courses to take this as a Short Course for Credit. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.


Dr Daniel Andre


A limited number of sponsored MOD places are available for this course.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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