The principal aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental principles underlying radar
systems and to enable them to understand and apply these principles to generic radar systems. The
subject is specifically structured around these aims.
On successful completion of this course, students
will be able to:
Describe the main principles underlying radar systems.
Understand the role of each component of a radar system.
Use the radar equation to describe the performance of radar systems.
Understand how target and environmental characteristics affect the choice of system design
Describe and assess the relative advantages of different types of radars.
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