Principles of Radar

Pre-Requisite : EC301 and EC307
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3

Objective : 

To expose the students to the working principles of a radar from a signal processing perspective.

Topics Covered :

Radar equation. Radar cross section. Cross section of small targets. Target scattering matrices. Area and volume targets.

Radar signals. Ambiguity function and its properties. Uncertainty principle. Pulse compression. linear FM pulse. Pulse compression by Costas FM and binary phase coding.

Radar detection. Optimum Bayesian decision rules. Detection criteria for different target models.

Range and Doppler measurements and tracking. Range and Doppler frequency resolutions. Optimum receivers. Optimum filters for Doppler measurements. Coherent and non coherent implementations.

Angle measurement and tracking. Angle measurement and tracking by conical scan and mono pulse. Optimum mono pulse systems.

Course Outcomes :

  • CO1: At the end of learning the course, one should be able to apply his mind in developing radar for any given frequency and apply practically.
  • CO2: Students  are expected to be familiar with various radar detection and tracking systems.

Text Books:

  • P.Z. Peebles, Radar Principles, Wiley, 1998.
  • Merrill I. Skolink, Introduction to Radar Systems, (3/e), Tata MG Graw Hill, 2001

Reference Books:

  • N. Levanon, Radar Signals, Wiley, 2005.
  • D. Wehnar: High Resolution Radar (1987), Artech House.
  • D.K. Barton: Radar systems Analysis (1976), Prentice Hall.