Introduction to Modern Radar Systems

EC ENGR X 422.28
This course provides training on theoretical, design and practical aspects of current radar systems design and applications introducing a wide variety of commercial and government radar applications.
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What you can learn.

  • Devevlop an overall understanding of theoretical, design, and practical aspects of current radar systems design and applications
  • Evaluate radar signal spectral analysis and describe statistical detection theory, antenna design, receivers, transmitters, waveform design, and information extraction from processed signals
  • Identify a wide variety of commercial and government radar applications, including space-based, police, weather, altimeter, air traffic control, and search-and-rescue radar
  • Describe military radar applications, including multiple target detection and tracking, air combat acquisition, early warning, control and missile guidance
  • Explore and apply synthetic array radar (SAR) techniques
  • Describe Matlab, MathCad, System View, and other software simulation demonstrations for the analysis and solution of radar problems (not required to use these programs)

About this course:

This course examines theoretical, design, and practical aspects of current radar systems design, as well as radar applications. Instruction includes discussions of radar signal spectral analysis, statistical detection theory, antenna design, receivers, transmitters, waveform design, and information extraction from processed signals. The course covers a wide variety of commercial and government radar applications, including space-based, police, weather, altimeter, air traffic control, and search-and-rescue radar. Military radar applications, including multiple target detection and tracking, air combat acquisition, early warning and control, and missile guidance, are also reviewed. Additionally, the course investigates synthetic array radar (SAR) techniques. The course includes Matlab, MathCad, System View, and other software simulation demonstrations for the analysis and solution of radar problems, but students are not required to use these programs.

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Introduction to Modern Radar Systems.

BS in engineering, math, science, or other technical area; or consent of instructor.

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