Radar Systems (EE404) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Radar Systems EE404 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 310 and EE 316
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide a background for radar signals and systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe operation of radar systems with basic transmitter and receiver components
  • describe radar signals in time and spectral domain, and its main design paramaters
  • derive a simple radar equation with receiver noise
  • describe range ambiguity and speed ambiguity, compare various radar modes such as pulse doppler and MTI
  • comparing various tracking techniques in radars
  • calculate main parameters of a radar system of a given mission/requirement
Course Content Radar principles and operation. Radar equation and detection systems. CW and FM radars, pulse and MTI radars. Search and tracking operations. Analysis of radar systems: channel, antennas, transmitter and receiver structures. Current and future trends in radar systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the course, and operation of radar systems Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
2 Simple radar equation, operation principles of radar, Radar history, radar frequency bands and terminology Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
3 Derivation of radar range equation, receiver noise, detectible signals-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
4 Derivation of radar range equation, receiver noise, detectible signals-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
5 Doppler effect, CW radar, FMCW operation, MTI operation, delay line canceller-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
6 Doppler effect, CW radar, FMCW operation, MTI operation, delay line canceller-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson up
7 Midterm examination study the lecture notes
8 PRF types and comparison, pulse doppler radar, comparison of MTI and pulse doppler radars-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
9 PRF types and comparison, pulse doppler radar, comparison of MTI and pulse doppler radars-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
10 Search and survellaince radar operation, design of search radar, scan types, antennas other issues-1 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
11 Search and survellaince radar operation, design of search radar, scan types, antennas other issues-2 Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
12 Tracking radars, tracking types, sequential lobing, conical scan, monopulse operation Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
13 Radar techniques, pulse compression CFAR, advances in radar systems Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
14 Review of topics Please, download the lecture notes and review them before the lesson
15 Final examination period study the lecture notes

Sources

Course Book 1. Skolnik,M.I., Introduction to Radar Systems , McGraw Hill, 2000.
Other Sources 2. Mahafza, B., Elsherbeni, A.Z., Matlab Simulations for Radar Systems Design, CRC Press, 2004.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 4 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 8 30
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 14 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 4 6 24
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 8 5 40
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 16 16
Total Workload 124