Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5636 Radar Systems Analysis and Design (3C)
Performance analysis of modern radar signal processing techniques. Topics include radar signal detection theory and optimal receiver analysis, target parameter estimation, pulse compression techniques, clutter reduction, and tracking.
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: Spring. Program Area: Communications.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 5605, 5655 for 5636.
A knowledge of basic random processes, signal and system modeling and analysis, differential and difference equations, Fortran programming.
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.
|Review. Linear and non-linear system response to Gaussian Noise. Statistical decision theory, the Neyman-Pearson test applied to a radar system.||14%|
|Radar signal detection and receiver performance analysis.||20%|
|Maximum likelihood estimation of radar target parameters, delay estimation, doppler frequency shift measurement.||14%|
|Target resolution, ambiguity, and pulse compression techniques.||14%|
|Target clutter and noise spectra. Moving target indicator (MTI).||17%|
|Tracking radars: angle (monopulse) and range tracking.||10%|