EC En 564 Radar and Communication Systems

Fall Semester 2021

Reading and Lecture Schedule (subject to change -- last revised 7/2021)

Day Date Topic Chapter Reading
MWF 30 Aug - 3 Sep Class policies, Course preview, Intro. to Radar Systems (notes) POMR 1; SC 1
WF   8-10 Sep Radar and communications systems: design and analysis POMR 2; SC 3
MWF 13-17 Sep Signal modeling, radar equation & link budget

POMR 3, 9;
SC 3, 4, 5

MWF 20-24 Sep Radar cross section & clutter POMR 3,5,6
MWF 27 Oct - 1 Sep Platform considerations and antennas SC 2, Digital Modulation
MWF 4-18 Oct Modulation, matched filtering POMR 8, 14, 20; SC 6
MWF 11-15 Oct Radar resolution and demodulation POMR 4; SC 7
M 18 Oct (TBD) Mid-term Exam (in class)  
WF 20-22 Oct Radar resolution & Doppler processing POMR 13; SC 8
MWF 25-29 Oct Detection POMR 15; SC 8
MWF 1-5 Nov CFAR POMR 16
MWF 8-12 Nov Doppler and MTI POMR 17, SC 9,12
MWF 15-19 Nov Introduction to SAR POMR 21
22 Nov (TBD) Draft Research Report Due Bring 3 copies to class for peer review
MT  22-23 Nov Misc topics (note Friday instruction schedule on Tuesday 23 Nov)  
Th-F 25-26 Nov Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes on W)  
MWF 29 Nov - 3Dec Monopulse radar and tracking systems POMR 18,19
MW 6-8 Dec Beam-Forming and Space-Time Adaptive Processing notes, SC 16
8 Dec (TBD) Final Research Report Due Provide printed copy and pdf
MWF 1-8 Dec (TBD) Class presentations  
Wed  15 Dec FINAL EXAM (2:00-5:00 p.m., 406 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.

See Learning Suite contents for examples of student papers from prior years