Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5635 Radar Systems Analysis and Design (3C)
5635: Theory and practice of radar systems used for detection, tracking and location of targets. Covers measurement of range and velocity, pulse compression, design or radar transmitters, receivers and antennas.
These courses cover the theory and practice of radars. Radar systems bring together ideas and techniques from many other areas of electrical engineering. 5635 provides a broad treatment of radar from the system viewpoint, with emphasis on how a radar can be used to detect a target, measure its location, and identify its nature. The basic building blocks such as transmitters, receivers, antennas and phased arrays are also covered. 5636 covers the signal processing aspects of radar, an area of increasing importance in modern radar systems.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Communications.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
The course is intended to provide students with an understanding of radar systems and how they are used to make remote measurements on targets, with emphasis on the radar as a system. Students learn how to design radars and how to predict and analyze the performance of a radar.
|Introduction to radar systems. The radar range equation, detection of targets in noise, false alarms.||15%|
|Targets, antennas, performance calculations. Types of radars.||15%|
|Antennas. Reflector antennas, tracking antennas and phased arrays.||20%|
|Transmitters and receivers. Power devices. Low noise receivers.||10%|
|Detection of radar signals in noise. Automatic detection, CFAR.||10%|
|Pulse compression techniques. Electronic countermeasures.||15%|
|Propagation of radio waves. Effect of the atmosphere, rain and snow on radar signals. Clutter.||15%|