Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing (2016): Class Photograph

14 May 2016 - 15:15

Our fifth course of 2016, Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing (2016), ran from 09 to 13 May 2016, at the University of Cape Town, where it was presented by Associate Professor Amit Mishra.

Students were introduced to the principles and techniques fundamental to the operation of the signal processing found in a radar system. Specific course topics included

  • Fundamentals of radar signals & signal processing
  • Threshold detection of radar targets
  • Constant false alarm rate detectors
  • Doppler processing
  • Radar measurements
  • Radar tracking algorithms
  • Fundamentals of pulse compression waveforms
  • Overview of radar imaging

Assoc Prof Amit Mishra graduated from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Rourkela, India. After two years of industrial experience at Wipro and at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, he did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Since joining UCT, he has supervised one PhD student, and over 15 Masters students. His areas of interest include radar system design, and machine learning. He has published more than 15 journal papers and has two US, one UK, one South African and three Indian patents (applied) to his credit. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Our next course – High Resolution and Imaging Radar – is scheduled to take place at UCT during the week of 6 to 10 June. We are again fortunate to welcome visiting lecturers from the University of Pisa in Italy, Prof Marco Martorella and Prof Fabrizio Berizzi.