Technical Training

BerrieHill Research Division of ARA has plans to launch a technical training program from young engineers to help advance learning in RF technologies that are no longer being taught in U.S. colleges and universities. 


Several years ago, the management team at the BerrieHill Research Division of ARA noticed a chilling trend: Many colleges and universities were no longer offering training programs for technicians who would operate and maintain legacy and new technology systems used in the design, development, testing and measurement of antennas and radomes, radar and more. Training for engineers had become more theoretical, with less emphasis on hands-on experience.  And, libraries of technical information from decades past were being discarded, with no thought to how years of information was being memorialized and shared.

The company began collecting texts about RF systems, RF sensors, electro-optics, infrared, radar and more that were no longer in publication with plans to make these resources, no longer available anywhere else, available to the scientific community.

And, the company is developing the curriculum for training courses it plans to offer at its facility in Dayton.      

The electromagnetics and electro-optics coursework planned is expected to cover:

  • Antenna and radome design
  • Material design and measurement
  • Radar cross section (RCS) measurement
  • Radar cross section design and reduction
  • Signature control

In addition to a classroom facility, ARA-BerrieHill will use an in-house compact range for hands-on experiments and training.

Contact ARA-BerrieHill at 937-435-1016 for more information about its upcoming technical training program.