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Radar and Remote Sensing - 13 - 17 November 2017

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Radar and Remote Sensing - 13 - 17 November 2017

This popular 5 day course, which is regularly updated, has been especially designed for:-


•Graduates with engineering/science backgrounds working or planning to work in the radar field.

•Practising engineers wishing to extend their knowledge of modern radar.

•Managers and administrators interested in enhancing their awareness of existing and emerging radar technologies.


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Course Dates

13th November 2017 – 17th November 2017

Course Leader

Barbara Steel
Course Description

Please note that the University of Surrey reserves the right to update and alter these courses – please check our website for updates


Day 1 - Radar Fundamentals

o The Radar Concept and basic requirements
o Radar frequency bands and characteristics
o Pulse radars and CW radars
o Advantages of coherent radar
o Range and velocity ambiguities. The ambiguity function
o Complex representation of signals
o Information and Noise (Shannon-Hartley)
o Estimation and Detection decisions
o Derivation of Radar Equations, for search, spotlight and tracking
o Radar Cross Section (RCS) of simple targets and clutter
o Angle, delay and Doppler glint
o Radar system analysis
o Radar hardware:- antennas, transmitters, receivers, signal processors, and displays

Day 2 – Antennas, Propagation and Radar Applications

o Antenna Principles
o Aperture Antennas
o Sidelobes
o Polarisation Characteristics
o Broadband Antennas
o Propagation, Reflections, refraction, diffraction, scattering etc
o Atmospheric and surface effects
o Natural Target Resonances and Target Identification
o Bistatic Radar
o Secondary Radar
o Ground Penetrating Radar
o High-frequency (HF) and over-the-horizon (OTH) radar


Day 1 – Waveforms, Tracking, Recognition, and Phased Arrays

o Pulse Compression
o Ambiguity Functions
o High resolution and low probability of intercept (LPI) radar systems
o Non-cooperative target recognition
o Range profile and Doppler signature
o Mono-pulse tracking
o Track-While-Scan
o Active and Passive Phased Arrays
o Adaptive Beam Forming, DF and Nulling

Day 2 – Radar Processing and ECM

o Radar clutter fundamentals
o Statistical clutter models
o Constant false-alarm-rage (CFAR) detection
o Distribution-free and adaptive processors
o Moving-target indications and detection (MTI/MTD)
o Airborne Pulse Doppler Techniques (DPCA and STAP) etc
o Active and Passive Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
o Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM)

Day 3 - Airborne and Space-borne Radar Systems

o Imaging and mapping by modern radar
o Real-aperture approach
o Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) fundamentals
o SAR range equation
o Conventional stripmap mode and spotlight mode SAR systems
o Concept of inverse SAR (ISAR) imaging
o Space-based radar
o Image formation and interpretation
o Autofocus


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