Combat Systems Engineering III

Course #SE4112

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course applies systems engineering principles to the design of combat systems with emphasis on detection, tracking, and identification systems. Sensor technologies covered include radars, ESM, active and passive sonar, infrared, electro-optical, and magnetic/electric/gravity field sensors. The emphasis is on what the elements contribute to a combat system, their basic principles of operation, their performance limitations, trade-offs, and their interfaces with the rest of the combat system. This course builds on the material offered in SI3112 (Intro to Sensors).


  • SE3112
  • SE3113

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Characterize combat sensor systems based on how they function and their key performance parameters.
  • Critically examine and assess the feasibility, operation, and performance of current or future applications for various types of combat system sensors.
  • Quantitatively assess and estimate the performance of combat sensor systems including radar, laser radars/rangefinders, imaging systems, field sensors, environmental and CBRNE sensors.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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