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The course will start with an outline of sensitivity, resolution, and discrimination to establish the capabilities and applications of radar electronic warfare.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
£2,070 - Short Course for Credit fee
£1,750 - Standalone Short Course fee
Course structureOne course per year; Course duration 5 days. An hour will be given at the end of each day for a group study project, the results of which will be presented to the class on the final day.
What you will learn
You will be taught the concepts of sensitivity, resolution, and discrimination to establish the capabilities and applications of radar-signal intercept, and how to minimize the risk of intercept using low probability of intercept waveforms.
The course will also outline the various electronic attack and associated defence measures applicable to modern radar systems. By the end of the course the student will be able to identify the role and quantify the performance of a modern radar system, and select and assess appropriate electronic defence measures against specified threats for a given operational specification.
- Introduction to radar electronic warfare (EW),
- Radar electronic support measures (ESM),
- Radar electronic attack (EA),
- Radar electronic defence (ED),
- Stealth, advanced radar signature control, and advanced materials,
- Low probability of intercept radar waveforms,
- Jamming of SAR systems,
- Anti-radiation missile seekers,
- Microwave directed energy weapons.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Sensors Electronic Warfare PgCert, Guided Weapon Systems MSc or Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc.
Find out more about short course credit points.
Who should attend
Students must have completed both Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices, Radar Principles and Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.
A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.
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.
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