Radar and Electro-Optic Systems M ENG5072

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces the engineering principles behind radar based systems and electro-optical systems for remote sensing and target tracking, and how their performance is enhanced by signal processing and filter design. It leads to an assignment where students design and simulate a radar target tracking system.

Timetable

2 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

Basic control theory

Basic Communications systems theory

Excluded Courses

ENG4185 Radar and Electro-Optic Systems 4

SIT4043 Radar and Electro-Optic Systems 4S

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

100% Examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce the engineering principles behind radar based systems and electro-optical systems for remote sensing and target tracking, and to show how their performance is enhanced by signal processing and filter design.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ describe principles of basic radar operation including measurement of range, direction and velocity and assess their limitations;

■ explain how pulse compression, matched filters and signal processing are used to improve performance;

■ justify the use of Kalman filtering and understand the fundamental equations;

■ describe advanced radars such as synthetic aperture radar;

■ describe the different types and functions of electro-optic systems used on aircraft and assess their limitations;

■ specify requirements on control systems for electro-optic applications;

■ demonstrate system design capability by developing a radar system tracking simulation.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.

 

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

 

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.