Radar Systems

Course Description

Types and applications of radar systems. Analog and digital signal processing of target echo. Target detection and tracking. Electronic countermeasures and counter-countermeasures. Radar in air traffic control.

General Competencies

Understanding of radar system operation, types of radar systems and their applications (civil and military). Basic understanding of radar signal processing. Knowledge about electronic counter measures and counter-counter measures.

Learning Outcomes

  1. explain operation principles of radar system
  2. define radar cross section
  3. demonstrate methods for target coordinate determination
  4. explain radar waveforms and signal procesing
  5. explain radar air traffic surveillance
  6. explain electronic counter measures and counter-counter measures

Forms of Teaching


Lectures during 15 weeks, no mid-term exams.


Written and oral at the end of lectures.


Organized upon request.

Internship visits

Technical visits to radar stations for air traffic surveillance, meteorological surveillance, etc. Organized upon availability and approval of operating authority. Some visits are subject to security clearance.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Class participation 0 % 1 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 1 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 49 %
Final Exam: Oral 49 %
Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

The exams are held after all lectures. No mid-term exams.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. historical development of radar systems, applications, frequency bands
  2. monostatic pulsed radar, distance measurement
  3. azimuth, elevation and height measurement, radar displays
  4. radar cross section
  5. target detection, probability of detection and false alarm
  6. analog and digital pulse integration
  7. pulse compression
  8. MTI-radar
  9. tracking radar systems
  10. secondary surveillance radar
  11. automatic air traffic surveillance, multistatic and bistatic radar
  12. over-the-horizon radar
  13. synthetic aperture radar
  14. electronic counter measures
  15. electronic counter-counter measures

Study Programmes

University graduate
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)


Zentner, E. (2001.), Antene i radiosustavi, Graphis
Skolnik, M.I. (2002.), Introduction to Radar Sytems (3rd ed.), McGraw-Hill
Sullivan, R.J. (2000.), Microwave Radar, Artech House
Stimson, G.W. (2000.), Introduction to Airborne Radar (Second Ed.), SciTech Publishing Inc.
Peebles, P.Z. (1998.), Radar Principles, Wiley-Interscience
(.), Radar System Analysis and Modeling;D.K. Barton;2005;Artech House,

For students


ID 34498
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
76 Very Good
64 Good
51 Acceptable