Singapore University of Social Sciences

Radar System Applications

Radar System Applications (ENG330)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1826 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Radar systems find applications in daily living from traffic speed monitoring to inspection processing in quality assurance of goods to the safe guidance of aircraft flying in local/international airspaces, as well as for take-offs and landings from airports/airbases. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of radar principles from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Laboratory training with a scaled working analogue and digital radar system will be used to reinforce analytical modeling in seminars. Exercises using MATLAB in radar modeling will also be given as a part of the continuous assessment.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • An introduction to radar
  • MTI and Pulsed Doppler Radar
  • Detection of Signals in noise
  • Radar clutter
  • The Radar Antenna
  • Radar Receivers

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the radar equation, functions of radar antennas, transmitters and receivers and characteristics of various types of radar.
  • Illustrate the operation principles of radar systems.
  • Estimate the probabilities of detection and false alarm, pulse repetition frequency, transmit power, received power, observation time, range, range resolution and other radar system parameters.
  • Examine the antenna parameters and system losses in radar.
  • Solve radar signal detection problems.
  • Plan a strategy for radar signal detection and tracking.
  • Test the operations of radar using Labvolt system.
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