Principles of Radar Systems

Winter 2005-2006



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EE254 - Fall 2003-04 Syllabus


I. Radar equation and definition of RCS

  • Overview and class procedures
  • Introduction & early history
  • Basic concepts & measurements
  • Radar Equation
  • Examples of simple radar systems

II. Analysis of SNR

  • Model for system noise

III. Detection theory

  • Radar detection in the presence of noise
  • Matched filter detection
  • Target effects on detection

IV. Antennas as technology

  • Parametric description of antennas

V. Range and range ambiguity

  • Pulsed Radars
  • Fundamentals of range measurements
  • Range ambiguity

VI. Doppler and velocity measurements

  • FM-CW radars
  • Fundamentals of Doppler measurements
  • Doppler ambiguity

Midterm Examination

VII. Images from range-Doppler mapping

  • Rigid rotating body
  • Assignment and Discussion of Final Project

VIII. Imaging with SLR and SAR

  • Apparent rotation by with source motion
  • Range signal processing - pulse compression revisited
  • Azimuth signal processing - imaging

 IX. Signal coding in imaging

  • Advantages and properties of complex signals
  • Processor design for range-Doppler imaging and equivalents
  • SAR design example and system implementation issues

X. Ambiguity function

  • Uncertainly relationships in range-Doppler space
  • Response of radar to spread-fluctuating target
  • Theorems for ambiguity functions
  • Example of overspread and underspread targets
  • Polarimetric radars
  • Interferometric radars

 XI. FINAL PROJECT DUE Monday, December 8 2003