EC En 564 Radar and Communication Systems

Fall Semester 2017

Reading and Lecture Schedule (subject to change -- last revised 7/2017)

Day Date Topic Chapter Reading
WF 6-8 Sep Class policies, Course preview, Intro. to Radar Systems (notes) POMR 1; SC 1
MWF   11-15 Sep Radar and communications systems: design and analysis POMR 2; SC 3
MWF 18-22 Sep Signal modeling, radar equation & link budget

POMR 3, 9;
SC 3, 4, 5

MWF 25-29 Sep Radar cross section & clutter POMR 3,5,6
MWF 2-6 Oct Platform considerations and antennas SC 2, Digital Modulation
MWF 9-13 Oct Modulation, matched filtering POMR 8, 14, 20; SC 6
MWF 16-20 Oct Radar resolution and demodulation POMR 4; SC 7
M 23 Oct (TBD) Mid-term Exam (in class)  
WF 25-27 Oct Radar resolution & Doppler processing POMR 13; SC 8
MW 30 Oct - 3 Nov Detection POMR 15; SC 8
WF 6-10 Nov CFAR POMR 16
MWF 13-17 Nov Doppler and MTI POMR 17, SC 9,12
MTu 20,21 Nov Introduction to SAR POMR 21
Tu 21 Nov (TBD) Draft Research Report Due Bring 3 copies to class for peer review
Th-F 23-24 Nov Thanksgiving Holiday (note Friday instruction schedule on Tuesday 21 Nov)  
MWF 27 Nov - 1 Dec Monopulse radar and tracking systems POMR 18,19
MWF 4-8 Dec Beam-Forming and Space-Time Adaptive Processing notes, SC 16
F 8 Dec(TBD) Final Research Report Due Provide printed copy and pdf
MW 11-13 Dec (TBD) Class presentations  
Mon 18 Dec FINAL EXAM (2:30-5:30 p.m., 392 CB)  

Textbook codes:
POMR: Principles of Modern Radar (Richards)
SC: Satellite Communications (Roddy)


While homework is not graded, test questions are adapted from homework problems, so working the assigned homework is good preparation for the exams. Here are the home work assignments:

From POMR: 1.1-1..17; 2.1-2.3, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.14, 2.18, 2.19; 3.1, 3.2, 3.4-3.6, 3.11-3.13; 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.11, 4.12; 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5; 6.1, 6.5-6.8, 6.10, 6.16, 6.22, 6.24; 7.1, 7.4, 7.6, 7.10; 8.1-8.5, 8.7, 8.9, 8.10, 8.13, 8.17, 8.18; 9.1-9.8, 9.14; 10.3; 11.1-11.3, 11.7, 11.12, 11.13; 12.1, 12.2, 12.4; 14.1-14.5, 14.9, 14.10, 14.13, 14.16, 14.18; 15.1, 15.3, 15.3, 15.5, 15.15-15.18; 16.1, 16.4; 17.1, 17.2, 17.4, 17.6; 20:1-20.3

From SC: 1.2, 1.11; 3.1, 3.3; 4.1-4.8; 5.11, 5.16, 5.20; 6.1, 6.9. 6.12-6.14, 6.31; 9.2, 9.19;10.13-10.19; 12.1-12.38; 13.1, 13.5; 16.2, 16.3, 16.14-16.19

Selected problem solutions for Principles of Modern Radar and Satellite Communications are in the back of the book.

For your reference, here are some examples of student papers from 2013