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.

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


live or online, presentation of theoretical principles and practical examples, discussions


numerical examples from practice

Field work

visits to companies that are operators or users of radar systems

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 10 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 40 %
Final Exam: Oral 50 %
Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %


Week by Week Schedule

  1. Monostatic pulsed radar.
  2. Bistatic and multistatic radar.
  3. Measurement of spatial coordinates.
  4. Radar cross section.
  5. Signal and target detection. Basic of decision theory.
  6. Pulse compression.
  7. Detection of moving targets, MTI-radar.
  8. Midterm exam
  9. CFAR receiver.
  10. Tracking radar. Monopulse radar systems, amplitude and phase processing.
  11. Air traffic surveillance. Secondary surveillance radar (SSR).
  12. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR).
  13. Over-the-horizon radar (OHR).
  14. Radar systems and electronic warfare (EW), electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM).
  15. Final exam

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Bonefačić, Davor (2016.), Radarski sustavi, FER
Zentner, Ervin (2001.), Antene i radiosustavi, Graphis
Merrill I. Skolnik (2001.), Introduction to Radar Systems, McGraw-Hill Europe
George W. Stimson, Hugh D. Griffiths, Christopher Baker, David Adamy (2013.), Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, Scitech Pub Incorporated

For students


ID 222669
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures

Grading System

90 Excellent
76 Very Good
66 Good
55 Acceptable