Upcoming course: Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing (2015)

3 May 2015 - 11:45

The fifth course of our Radar Masters programme will be presented at the University of Cape Town from 18 to 22 May 2015.

Dr Amit Mishra (click on his name to read his biography) of the Electrical Engineering Department will be introducing students to the Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing (click on the title to read more about the course, or download the PDF of the course handout).

The lectures are taking place in the Seminar Room on the 6th floor of the Menzies Building, Upper Campus.

Course Handout: Radar Signal and Data Processing 2015

Download Course Handout: Radar Signal & Data Processing 2015

CPD - RED Brochure 2015

Download CPD – RED Brochure 2015

This course presents the principles and techniques fundamental to the operation of the signal processing found in a radar system. The course closely follows the recommended textbook (Principles of Modern Radar, Scitech Publishers) very closely.

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.

  • 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

For more information on all the courses being offered in the Radar Masters programme this year, visit this link.

You can also register for this course as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) student (download CPD – RED Brochure 2015).