ET4175 Radar systems

Topics: Introduction to the design and operation of modern radar systems
Radar systems play an important role in today's world. Aviation could not exist without them. But also shipping, traffic and remote sensing extensively employ radar. In today's systems, signal processing is the central theme that enables all radar applications. However, thorough understanding of the physical and electrical engineering radar principles are essential to the successful radar engineer.

"Radar Systems" provides an introduction to the design and operation of modern radar systems. Topics include radar principles and designs, the interaction of radar with the environment, i.e. clutter and detection of targets, subsequent signal processing and signal to noise topics. Furthermore waveform design driven by range and Doppler measurements, suppression of ambiguities are treated. Finally modern developments in active arrays and digital beamforming are discussed.

The aim of this course is to advance students' knowledge in microwave radar systems. The course will build on the introductory course Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing. The participants will gain sufficient knowledge to understand design, operation and signal processing of modern radar systems and architectures, taking into account radar clutter and detection theory.

Teachers Hans Driessen Fran├žois Le Chevalier

High resolution radar for detection and classification; adaptive radar processing; Radar system engineering

Last modified: 2016-02-24


Credits: 4 EC
Period: 0/0/0/3