EC4610: Radar Systems  NPS Online
Overview
The radar range equation is developed in a form including signal integration, the effects of target crosssection, fluctuations, and propagation losses. Modern techniques discussed include pulse compression frequency modulated radar, moving target indicator (MTI) and pulse Doppler systems, monopulse tracking systems, multiple unit steerable array radars, and synthetic aperture systems. Laboratory sessions deal with basic pulse radar systems from which the advanced techniques have developed, with pulse compression, and with the measurement of radar cross section of targets.
Included in degrees & certificates
 592
Prerequisites
 EC3410
 EC3500
 EC3600
 EC3610
 EC3630
 EC2650
 EC3410
 EC3500
Learning Outcomes
· Given the parameters of a pulsed radar system, the parameters of a target and the radartarget geometry, the student will be able to calculate the maximum range at which the target can be detected with a specified false alarm time and detection probability.
· Given the parameters of a CW Doppler radar system, the parameters of a target and the radartarget geometry, the student will be able to calculate echo signal Doppler shift and the maximum range at which the target can be detected with a specified false alarm probability and detection probability.
· Given the parameters of a pulse Doppler radar system, the parameters of a target, the radartarget geometry and clutter source, the student will be able to calculate the target signaltoclutter power ratio.
· Given the configuration of a receiver and the noise performance characteristics of mixers and amplifiers, the student will be able to calculate the receiver noise temperature.
· Given the antenna characteristics and operating frequency of a radar system, the student will be able to estimate the antenna noise temperature.
· Given the characteristics of a coded pulse, the student will be able to calculate the gain when the pulse is processed in a matched filter receiver with weighting for sidelobe suppression. The student will also be able to calculate the duration of the compressed pulse.
· Given crosssection density data and radar system parameters, the student will be able to calculate clutter power for surface and volume clutter sources.
· Given the characteristics of a propagation channel and radar system parameters, the student will be able to determine propagation loss.
· Given the characteristics of a synthetic aperture radar, the student will be able to calculate the downrange and crossrange resolution.
· The student will be able to use counters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and power meters to measure radar pulse width, PRF, power and spectrum.
· Given a set of operational requirements, the student will be able to do a system level radar system design.
Application Deadlines

08 Jul 2024
Fall Quarter applications due
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