Upcoming course: Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing (2014)

16 Apr 2014 - 13:30

The fifth course of 2014, looking at the Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing, will be presented by Dr Amit Mishra at the University of Cape Town from 5 to 9 May 2014.

Course code: EEE5105Z

Course Description

This course presents the principles and techniques fundamental to the operation of the signal processing found in a radar system. The course follows the recommended text book very closely. Specific course topics include:

  • 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


This course requires students to have a good background in Mathematics, Physics, and computer programming, probably at an Honours Level (4 years of study).

In addition, it is highly recommended that the student should have completed an introductory course in Radar Systems (such as EEE5104F/S), or have had practical exposure to radar systems in the work place, or as part of an undergraduate course in Radar Systems.

Students must be proficient in tools such as Octave, MathCad, Mathematica, Simulink/Matlab, spreadsheets (OpenOffice, Excel), as they are used extensively in the analysis and design examples. Students will use the tools most familiar to themselves.

Course Format and Dates

The formal part of the course is given in a 5 day, intensive format with lectures and tutorials, from 5 to 9 May 2014. There are five simulation assignments scheduled for this course, as well as a project, and finally a 2-hour closed-book written exam.

More information can be found in this PDF: EEE 5105F (2014) – Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing – Course Handout.