Introduction to Radar Systems - Level III

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 III 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 III course is recommended as a way of teaching employees from companies currently developing or utilizing Radar systems. The course aims to help students achieve a fuller understanding of what techniques are available from the multitude of tasks demanded of modern Radars.

Introduction to Radar Systems - Level III will continue the explorations started in Level II. It will cover all the topics in Levels I and II with additional mathematical formalism. Examples worked out in MATLAB will be shown. Mathematical techniques used for antenna design will be explained. Continuous time, discrete time and discrete time/frequency Fourier processing will be explained. Several different approaches to Pulse Doppler signal processing will be covered Some concepts of Filter Design will be included at this level. Hardware implementations will be introduced. Examples of the design of several existing radar systems will be discussed and analyzed Signal detection will be covered with more emphasis on the real-time algorithms and the statistical nature of the detection process including the concepts of false alarm rate calculation and reduction.

The Program
  • Signals and Systems
  • Sampling and A/D Conversion
  • Details of Fourier Analysis
  • Signal Synthesis
  • Choice of Antenna Type and Antenna Design
  • Application of FFTs and IFFTs
  • Statistical Detection of Signals in Noise
  • Principles of Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain Signal Processing
  • Filtering Design Concepts
  • Advanced examples including Doppler filter processing and ground mapping


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

Introduction to Radar Systems, 3rd Edition
Merrill I. Skolnik
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN-13 – 978 0 07 288138 7


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