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Course Name Introduction to Radar Systems
Course Code 15ECE347
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  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.


  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.

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