COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Introduction to Radar Systems
Course Code: 
15ECE347
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Introduction to Radar Systems' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Radar: Radar block diagram - Radar frequencies - Applications of radar - Radar range equation - Minimum detectable signal - Receiver noise - Integration of radar pulses Radar cross section of targets - Pulse repetition frequencies and range ambiguities

Unit 2

Radar Components: Radar antennas - Review of antenna parameters - Parabolic reflector antennas - Scanning feed reflector antennas - Lens antenna - Cosecant squared antenna pattern - Radomes. Radar receivers: Noise figure in receivers – Mixers – Displays - Duplexers.

Unit 3

Radar Types: CW and FM modulated radar: Doppler effect - CW radar - FM CW radar - multiple frequency CW radar. MTI and pulse Doppler radar: Delay line cancellers - Staggered PRF - Pulse Doppler radar - MTI from a moving platform. Tracking radar: tracking using a radar - Sequential lobing conical scan - Monopulse tracking radar - Target reflection and angular accuracy - Tracking in range - Acquisition.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Meril I Skolink,“Introduction to Radar Systems”, Tata–McGraw Hill (Third Edition), 2003
  2. C.A Balanis, “Antenna Theory: Analysis and design”, John Willey & Sons,2000.

REFERENCES

  1. Mark A Richards, James A Scheer, William A Holm,“Principles of modern radar”, Sci. Tech Publishing incorporated, 2010.
  2. Jerzy M Kawecki, “Radar Essentials”, IEEE Press 2000.