Upcoming course: Introduction to Radar Systems (2015)

7 Feb 2015 - 14:30

Download Course HandoutNext week, from 2 to 6 March, we are hosting our second course of 2015 at the University of Cape Town; it is an Introduction to Radar Systems (click on the title to read more).

NB: Please note that the venue of the course has been changed from the 6th floor Seminar Room in the Menzies Building to the John Martin Room; it is still on the 6th floor, but instead of turning left when exiting the lifts, turn right.

The course is being taught by Prof Piet van Genderen (click on his name to read his biography), who is now an emeritus professor at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, where he has been teaching at the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar since 1994.

This course presents the principles and techniques fundamental to the operation of a radar system. Radar Engineering is very much a system level topic, as the field requires at least some knowledge of a wide range of other engineering specialties. The course closely follows the recommended textbook – Principles of Modern Radar, Volume 1, Ed. Richards, Scheer and Holm, Scitech Publishing, 2010.


Specific course topics include:

Download CPD – RED Brochure 2015Course overview and introduction to radar, the radar equation, radar search and overview of detection and interference, propagation effects and mechanisms, characteristics of clutter, target reflectivity, target fluctuation models, Doppler processing, radar antennas, transmitters, receivers, exciters, radar signal processing, radar remote sensing.

On Wednesday 4 March 2015, there will be a technical tour of Reutech Radar Systems in Technopark outside Stellenbosch.

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).