CACI Academy for Signals Analysts
CACI Academy for Signals Analysts
Overview

CACI Academy for Signals Analysts

Developed by signals analysts for signals analysts, the CACI Academy for Signals Analysts (CASA) provides a SIGINT training curriculum that ranges from novice to expert levels. Additionally, CACI currently presents two courses for the National Cryptologic School (NCS). CASA courses can be conducted on-site at your location or may be held at one of CACI's facilities in Virginia, Maryland, and Texas.

For nearly 40 years, CACI experts have delivered individual training and mentoring to hundreds of government and contractor signals analysts throughout the electronic signals intelligence (ELINT) community. Our technical knowledge, experience, training background, and training methodology provide efficient and comprehensive analyst training.

CASA Courses
SA-2300 ELINT Foundations

ELINT Foundations is a ten-day course comprised of a series of independent modules. They are presented in a classroom format, through platform lectures and hands on homework/exercises. This course is intended to serve as an introductory course to CACI's more advanced ELINT courses and is ideal for analysts and managers new to radar signal collection and processing.

SA-3340 Pulse Doppler Analysis

Pulse Doppler Analysis is a three-day course comprised of pulse Doppler signal theory and analytic tool applications. Signal theory focuses on pulse Doppler waveform properties and usage and identifies range and velocity tracking characteristics. Analytic tools introduced and used include MARTES, MODES and Excel. This course is intended for analysts involved in pulse Doppler waveform analysis.

SA-3380 Radar Analysis Workstation (a.k.a. SIGE3001)

Radar Analysis Workstation training is customizable based on the students’ needs. The course includes a general tool overview, followed by a review of the radar range equation as required. One- to two-hour hands-on sessions are then conducted for to allow each student to practice and obtain feedback. The course is typically planned for one to five days, depending on the number of students being trained and the level of detail desired by the sponsor. This course is intended for ELINT analysts who desire a greater understanding of the performance of specific radars using of Java Radar Analysis Workstation (JRAW), a tool created for radar performance estimation.

SA-3390 Introduction to MATLAB® Programming

Introduction to MATLAB® Programming is a five-day course, which introduces to the Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software environment. Topics include familiarization with the MATLAB integrated development environment (IDE), data manipulation, programming fundamentals, functions, plotting and graphics. The course is intended for signals analysts who desire a working knowledge of MATLAB® for use in signal modeling and analysis. No prior knowledge of MATLAB functionality or software is required, although familiarity with topics in algebra and trigonometry is assumed.

SA-4300 Antennas and Advanced Scan/Beam Analysis

Antennas and Advanced Scan/Beam Analysis is a four-day course comprised of radar antenna theory and analytic tool applications. Signal theory focuses on mechanically and electronically steered arrays and beam forming. The simple spreadsheet application (Excel) is introduced and used for characterizing antenna scan and beam radiation patterns. This course is intended for analysts involved in antenna scan and beam analysis of radar weapon systems, and for analysts responsible for updating national databases for the Electronic Warfare Community.

SA-4320 Radar Modules

Radar Modules is a five-day course focusing on the principles of radar systems and subsystem-by-subsystem analysis. The functions for each subsystem are described. Rule-of-thumb approximations are given to provide working values when ELINT data is either not available or is not applicable for performance estimates. This course is intended for analysts involved in antenna scan and beam analysis of radar weapon systems, and for analysts responsible for updating national databases for the Electronic Warfare Community.

SA-4350 MATLAB® Programming for TechELINT Analysis

This intensive five-day course is focused on addressing intermediate to advanced TechELINT concepts using the Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software environment. The course emphasizes the application of MATLAB functionality to solve specific TechELINT analysis problems. Completion of SA-3390, Introduction to MATLAB Programming or equivalent experience is required.

SA-9300 Advanced Seminars

CACI offers seminars for beginning-to-intermediate level analysts desiring an introduction to an advanced topic, or an experienced analyst trying to broaden their skill set. These one- to two-day seminars can be taken individually or combined to create a week of custom training.

Seminars include:

  • Beam Structure Recovery Analysis
  • JRAW Application
  • PRF Selection Algorithm
  • Range and Doppler Corridor Analysis
SA-9310 Ad Hoc Training/Consulting

CACI offers ad hoc training and consulting to meet unique training and mentoring requirements on a wide variety of technical topics. Our staff is well versed in a broad array of topics related to ELINT and TechSIGINT. They are are practicing analysts with signal conversion, data processing, data analysis, techniques development and teaching skills who can provide practical as well as theoretical training in time, frequency and spatial domains.

NCS Courses Developed and Presented by CACI
  • SIGE4820 Advanced ELINT Analysis Techniques
  • SIGE4830 Advanced Interpretive ELINT Analysis

Training Available from CACI

SA-2300 ELINT Foundations

ELINT Foundations is a ten-day course comprised of a series of independent modules. They are presented in a classroom format, through platform lectures and hands on homework/exercises. This course is intended to serve as an introductory course to CACI's more advanced ELINT courses and is ideal for analysts and managers new to radar signal collection and processing.

SA-3340 Pulse Doppler Analysis

Pulse Doppler Analysis is a three-day course comprised of pulse Doppler signal theory and analytic tool applications. Signal theory focuses on pulse Doppler waveform properties and usage and identifies range and velocity tracking characteristics. Analytic tools introduced and used include MARTES, MODES and Excel. This course is intended for analysts involved in pulse Doppler waveform analysis.

SA-3380 Radar Analysis Workstation (a.k.a. SIGE3001)

Radar Analysis Workstation training is customizable based on the students’ needs. The course includes a general tool overview, followed by a review of the radar range equation as required. One- to two-hour hands-on sessions are then conducted for to allow each student to practice and obtain feedback. The course is typically planned for one to five days, depending on the number of students being trained and the level of detail desired by the sponsor. This course is intended for ELINT analysts who desire a greater understanding of the performance of specific radars using of Java Radar Analysis Workstation (JRAW), a tool created for radar performance estimation.

SA-3390 Introduction to MATLAB® Programming

Introduction to MATLAB® Programming is a five-day course, which introduces to the Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software environment. Topics include familiarization with the MATLAB integrated development environment (IDE), data manipulation, programming fundamentals, functions, plotting and graphics. The course is intended for signals analysts who desire a working knowledge of MATLAB® for use in signal modeling and analysis. No prior knowledge of MATLAB functionality or software is required, although familiarity with topics in algebra and trigonometry is assumed.

SA-4300 Antennas and Advanced Scan/Beam Analysis

Antennas and Advanced Scan/Beam Analysis is a four-day course comprised of radar antenna theory and analytic tool applications. Signal theory focuses on mechanically and electronically steered arrays and beam forming. The simple spreadsheet application (Excel) is introduced and used for characterizing antenna scan and beam radiation patterns. This course is intended for analysts involved in antenna scan and beam analysis of radar weapon systems, and for analysts responsible for updating national databases for the Electronic Warfare Community.

SA-4320 Radar Modules

Radar Modules is a five-day course focusing on the principles of radar systems and subsystem-by-subsystem analysis. The functions for each subsystem are described. Rule-of-thumb approximations are given to provide working values when ELINT data is either not available or is not applicable for performance estimates. This course is intended for analysts involved in antenna scan and beam analysis of radar weapon systems, and for analysts responsible for updating national databases for the Electronic Warfare Community.

SA-4350 MATLAB® Programming for TechELINT Analysis

This intensive five-day course is focused on addressing intermediate to advanced TechELINT concepts using the Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software environment. The course emphasizes the application of MATLAB functionality to solve specific TechELINT analysis problems. Completion of SA-3390, Introduction to MATLAB Programming or equivalent experience is required.

SA-9300 Advanced Seminars

CACI offers seminars for beginning-to-intermediate level analysts desiring an introduction to an advanced topic, or an experienced analyst trying to broaden their skill set. These one- to two-day seminars can be taken individually or combined to create a week of custom training.

Seminars include:

  • Beam Structure Recovery Analysis
  • JRAW Application
  • PRF Selection Algorithm
  • Range and Doppler Corridor Analysis
SA-9310 Ad Hoc Training/Consulting

CACI offers ad hoc training and consulting to meet unique training and mentoring requirements on a wide variety of technical topics. Our staff is well versed in a broad array of topics related to ELINT and TechSIGINT. They are are practicing analysts with signal conversion, data processing, data analysis, techniques development and teaching skills who can provide practical as well as theoretical training in time, frequency and spatial domains.

NCS Courses Developed and Presented by CACI
  • SIGE4820 Advanced ELINT Analysis Techniques
  • SIGE4830 Advanced Interpretive ELINT Analysis
Contact

For information, contact:

Rene Gonzalez
CASA Training Coordinator
Tel: 512-871-5000
EMAIL

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