|AIRCRAFT RCS ENGINEERING – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, BASIC PRINCIPLES, AND STEALTH TECHNOLOGY|
Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles, and Stealth Technology - Live Web Course
When: July 12 - 30, 2021| Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)
Where: Live Web Course - No Travel Required
Course Length: 27 hours total - delivered across 9 sessions of 3-hours each.
This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basics fundamentals inside the modern EW context. Commencing with a historical overview, the course passes through all the relevant conflicts where the RCS design plays a significant role, followed by considerations about aircraft missions, tactics, and threats. In sequence, the theoretical part begins involving electromagnetic propagation, radar fundamentals, and design of simple and complex RCS objects. Finally, stealth technology is addressed by presenting current challenges and future perspectives.
Who Should Attend
The intended audience of this course is Electronic Warfare (EW) professionals looking to expand their knowledge of RCS engineering. No prior experience in EW is required, but a background in engineering or mathematics, including essential calculus, is recommended. Some MATLAB programs are used to help students clarify difficult concepts and to perform case studies.
Required Course Materials
AOC Members - $1800
Non AOC Members - $1850
Renan Richter is a Brazilian Air Force P-3 Orion pilot, having served for eight years in patrol squads. During this period he held positions related to EW systems and tactics. He holds the Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Sciences from the Brazilian Air Force Academy (AFA), the Graduate degree in Analysis of Electromagnetic Environment and the Master of Science degree in Space Sciences and Technologies both from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA). Currently, integrates the microwave photonics research group at ITA focused on novel processes directed for EW.