Singapore University of Social Sciences

Radar System Applications

Radar System Applications (ENG330)


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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