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Intro to Radar Systems


EEE5119Z - Introduction to Radar

Presented By: Piet van Genderen


Dates: Mon 24th - Friday 28th February 2020

Time: 8h30 - 17h00

Venue: Seminar Room 6.18, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, UCT

Weekly Seminars: Mondays at 16h30, 7th floor seminar room (UCT) and online: http://meeting.uct.ac.za/radarmasters

Exam TBA


Course Information


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.

Learning Outcomes

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
  • parameters.
  • Describe and assess the relative advantages of different types of radars.


Piet van Genderen