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Radar Fundamentals

COURSE NO: E05-014
Radar Fundamentals
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental principles, concepts and definitions of radar systems.


The term Radar is an acronym made up of the words radio detection and ranging. The term is used to refer to electronic equipment that detect the presence, direction, height, and distance of objects by using reflected electromagnetic energy.


Modern radar systems are used for early detection of surface or air objects and provide extremely accurate information on distance, direction, height, and speed of the objects. Radar is also used to guide missiles to targets and direct the firing of gun systems. Other types of radar provide long-distance surveillance and navigation information.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to electrical, instrumentation and communication engineers, as well as other technical personnel interested in gaining a better understanding about radar principles.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about range, bearing, and altitude in relation to radar systems
  • Understanding how pulse width, peak power, and beam width affect radar performance
  • Learning about the factors that affect radar accuracy
  • Understanding the function, principles of operation, and interrelationships of the basic units of a radar system
  • Familiarizing with the classifications of radar systems
  • Understanding the operation of CW, pulse, and Doppler radar systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Module 18 - Radar Principles” of the Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14190A), Electricity and Electronic Training Series. 
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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