ECE Course Outline

ECE4390

Introduction to Radar and Electromagnetic Sensing (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3025
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Introduces students to radar systems, including pulsed, CW, CWFM and MTI radars. Other techniques for electromagnetic sensing such as radiometry and EM tagging are discussed.
Textbook(s)
Skolnik, Introduction to Radar Systems (3rd edition), McGraw Hill, 2000. ISBN 0072909803, ISBN 9780072909807 (required)

Topical Outline
Introduction - Historical Perspective

Radar Equation
  Noise
  M.D.S.
  Probability Density Function
  S/N and C/N ratios
  Radar Cross-Section
  Ranging

CW Radars
  Doppler Effect
  FMCW radars

MTI and Pulsed Doppler Radars
  Velocity measurements
  Range gating
  Delay line cancellers

Tracking Radars
  Conical Scan
  Monopulse
  Search/Aquisition

Radar Components

Radiometers

EM Tags for Inventory