Radar Engineering | Department of Electrical Engineering

Radar Engineering

Course Summary

This course covers in depth knowledge of detection of radar signals, tracking methods and functioning of different types of radar systems.

Course Aims

Providing knowledge of different types of radar.
Knowledge of radar signal detection techniques
Knowledge of radar uses for different applications

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
a) Understand of concept of Basic Radar
b) Learn the radar Tracking methods
c) Radar signal detection in presence of noise and clutters

Curriculum Content

Radar and Radar Equation: Introduction, Radar block diagram and operation, frequencies, applications, types of displays, derivation of radar equation, minimum detectable signal, probability of false alarm and threshold detection, radar cross-section, system losses, propagation characteristics over land and sea.

CW Radar – Doppler Effect, CW Radar, applications, FM – CW radar, altimeter, Multiple Frequency Radar. Pulse Radar – MTI, Delay Line Canceller, Multiple Frequencies, Range-gated Doppler Filters, Non-coherent MTI, Pulse Doppler Radar,

Tracking Radar- Sequential lobing, conical scanning, monopulse, phase comparison monopulse, tracking in range, comparison of trackers.

Detection & Estimation – Introduction, Matched Filter, Detection Criteria, Detector characteristics. Electronic countermeasure.

Phased Arrays – Basic concepts, feeds, phase shifters, frequency scan arrays, multiple beams, applications, advantages and limitations. Navigational Aids: Direction Finder, VOR, ILS and Loran

Teaching and Learning Strategy

a) Lectures will incorporate break-outs for working in groups on problems
b) Blackboard will be used to share class material, and to enable online discussions.

Teaching and Learning Strategy Description of Work Class Hours Out-of-Class Hours
Lecturers Class room teaching 40 hours 80 hours


Assessment Strategy
Formative Assessment:
a) Assignments
b) Quizzes
c) Midterm Exam
Summary Assessment
a) Final Exam

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment Strategy

Assessment Scheme

Type of Assessment Details Percentage
Quizzes Based on the previous and current lecture 20
Assignments Covers topic discussed in last 5 lectures 10
Mid term Standard and design based problem 30
End Term Standard and design based problem 40
Total 100%


1. M.I. Skolnik, Introduction Radar Systems, 2nd Edn,Mc Graw Hill Book Co.,1981
2. F.E. Terman, Radio Engineering, Mc Graw Hill Book Co. (For Chapter 7 Only), 4th Edn. 1955
3. Simon Kingsley And Shaun Quegan, Understanding Radar Systems, Mcgraw Hill Book Co., 1993.
4. Nathanson, F E, “ Radar Design Principles” Scitech Publishing.
5. Hovanessian, S.A., "Radar System Design And Analysis", Artech House
6. D.K.Barton, Modern Radar Systems Analysis, Artech House, 1988.
7. B,Edde, Radar: Principles, Technology, Applications, Prentice Hall, 1993

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