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ECE 5636 - Radar Systems Analysis and Design (3C)

Course Description

This graduate-level course is the second in a two-part sequence in radar analysis and design. It covers signal processing techniques used in pulsed radar systems. Topics include signal modeling, matched filter, frequency-modulated pulse compression waveforms, pulse Doppler processing, the Neyman-Pearson detection theory, constant false-alarm rate detection, beamforming and space-time adaptive processing.

Why take this course?

These courses cover the theory and practice of radars. Radar systems bring together ideas and techniques from many other areas of electrical engineering. 5636 covers the signal processing methods and techniques in radar systems for noise filtering and clutter and jamming suppression.

Learning Objectives

  • f) describe models of targets, clutter and noise in radar systems.
  • g) design a matched filter to meet specific performance criteria.
  • h) analyze MTI filter and pulse Doppler processing for clutter attenuation.
  • i) explain the Neyman-Pearson detection theory for radar signals.
  • j) describe constant false alarm detection techniques in interference scenarios.
  • k) design space-time adaptive processing for clutter and jamming suppression.