TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Availability of Courseware on Radar Operating Principles


TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Availability of Courseware on Radar Operating Principles and Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) today announced the availability of Radar Principles and Systems courseware from DreamCatcher, for educators at universities and technical training centers. The courseware provides students instant access to high-quality professional instruction and hands-on experience for the latest radar systems and operating principles.

The ME1500 courseware combines Agilent test equipment and SystemVue advanced simulation software with DreamCatcher's radar theory and RF demonstration hardware. Together these solutions enable immersive, high-impact student engagement with radar systems.

The ME1500 courseware serves as a ready-to-teach package on radar systems and analysis, including continuous wave, Doppler, frequency-modulated continuous wave, pulsed and imaging radar. It consists of teaching slides, training kits, lab sheets and problem-based assignments. In addition to its 45 hours of teaching material and 24 hours of labs, the courseware provides students access to SystemVue radar system simulation and radar signal analysis through the Agilent EEsof EDA University Educational Support Program.

"The use of SystemVue allows students to easily explore algorithmic and architectural reference designs and verify radar performance under various signal conditions," said professor V.C. Koo, technical reviewer and radar specialist from Multimedia University in Malaysia. "Combining DreamCatcher courseware with student access to Agilent electronic design automation software results in a powerful teaching tool for multiple engineering disciplines."

"Agilent's teaching solutions with DreamCatcher provide ready-to-use courseware that benefits both faculty and students," said Sadaf Siddiqui, education program manager for Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "Agilent's new radar teaching solution is yet another addition to our RF and microwave lab solutions, which cover the fundamentals of radar design, signal processing and analysis. Using it, students are now able to work on industry-standard software and hardware test tools."

Other key features of the Radar Principles and Systems coursework include:

  • A hardware kit that allows students to gain knowledge of various working principles and techniques used in today's radar systems.

  • The ability to test and analyze radar signals from common sources such as Doppler systems.

  • Labs that enable students to perform various types of radar-signal measurements and provide access to SystemVue software.

  • Examples of radar system design that allow students to further develop and test various types of modern radar systems.

More information on the ME1500 Radar Principles and Systems courseware is available at Information on all of Agilent's teaching solutions is available at

About Agilent SystemVue Radar System Simulation and Signal Analysis

SystemVue Comms Architect (W1461), combined with the SystemVue Radar Model Library (W1905) and its example workspaces, provides algorithmic and architectural reference designs to verify radar performance under different signal conditions. It offers approximately 70 highly parameterized simulation blocks and over 50 higher-level reference designs to create working radar-system scenarios. Reference designs include radar processing blocks and environmental effects such as clutter, targets and even hardware measurements. The W1905 library can be applied to a wide range of radar technologies, making it a useful algorithmic reference in most radar applications, both commercial and military.

Agilent EEsof EDA University Education Support Program

The Agilent EEsof EDA University Educational Support Program offers full versions of Agilent EEsof software to qualified academic institutions for instructional use. This software, the same as used in industry, creates a full RF-EDA experience to help students develop skills that will serve them throughout their careers. More information on Agilent's education support and student license programs is available at

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYS: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at

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