Introduction to Radar Systems - Level II

Stony Brook University, in partnership with Robert A Shade, Systems Engineering Consultant, is pleased to present this series of Radar Processing programs.

The advancement of computing power available in small machines has enabled significant advances in the way Radar Systems operate and the tasks they can carry out in real time. In the Introduction to Radar Systems - Level II course, the applications and advantages of Modern Radar Processing are discussed. The underlying mathematical principles are introduced and a number of relevant applications are presented. In particular, the advantages and techniques of multi-mode radars are emphasized.

Attendance at the Introduction to Radar Systems - Level II course is recommended as a way of teaching employees from companies that are currently developing or utilizing Radar systems. The course aims to achieve a fuller understanding of what techniques are available from the multitude of tasks demanded of modern Radars.

Introduction to Radar Systems - Level II will cover all the topics in Level I including the underlying mathematics and derivations of the processes. More mathematical details will be included to more rigorously explain the processing principle.

The Program
  • Mathematical Basis of Signals and Systems
  • Basic Fourier Analysis
  • Sampling and A/D Conversion
  • Signal Synthesis
  • Antenna Design
  • Mathematics of FFTs and IFFTs
  • Principles of Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain Signal Processing
  • Filtering Concepts
  • Principles of Detection of Signals in Noise
  • Examples of System design and trade-offs for pulsed Doppler Radars and SAR and Imaging Radars


Introduction to Radar Systems, 3rd Edition is a required text for Introduction to Radar Systems Level II. Please purchase this material in order to follow along with concepts and examples presented in class. Notethat the same book is used as a required text in Introduction to Radar Systems Level III .

Introduction to Radar Systems, 3rd Edition
Merrill I. Skolnik

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN-13 – 978 0 07 288138 7


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