The following courses are scheduled for 2017.
NB: Further information about each course and the presenters, as well as PDFs of the course handouts will be added as they become available.
The online Google Calendar will always carry the most up-to-date information: Access the Schedule.
1. Introduction to Radar
(click on course title for further information)
Dates: 13 to 17 February 2017
Presenter: Prof Marco Martorella
Course code: EEE5119Z
Description: The course is divided in two sections. The first section will consist of five days of intensive lectures over a week. The second part of the course will last three weeks, with five hours per week. This part of the course will be organized by using videoconference tools, such as Skype or others.
Students are assessed by means of the following:
- Assignment (30%)
- 3-hour examination (70%)
During the intensive five-day course, practical sessions, also with the use of MATLAB, will be interwoven with classic lectures. Practical sessions are intended to strengthen the understanding of the theory and are based on running MATLAB. The students will familiarise themselves with the problems and will learn how to set system parameters to achieve desired performances.
Follow-up sessions will aim to:
- provide support for solving the assignments
- provide further clarifications about course topics
- give specific seminars on topics related to the assignments
- M.A. Richards, J.A. Scheer and W.A. Holm (Eds), Principles of Modern Radar – Basic Principles
- Detailed presentation slides will be made available to students before the course starts.
Credits: 20 credits
2. Mathematics for Radar and Electronic Protection
Dates: 3 to 8 April 2017
Presenter: Dr Pieter Uys
Course code: EEE5108Z
Course description: This course provides a useful mathematical toolkit for the Radar and Electronic Defence Engineer. Emphasis is on practical calculation and useful ‘tricks of the trade’ rather than mathematical rigour. The textbook, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, E. Kreyszig (Wiley) (with many editions available but edition 9 preferred) is prescribed. Some notes are also made available to assist the student.
Specific course topics include (estimated number of lectures and acronyms shown in brackets):
- Ordinary differential equations (7) (ODE)
- Laplace transforms (3) (LT)
- Fourier analysis (3) (FA)
- Partial differential equations (2) (PDE)
- Complex analysis (8) (CA)
Credits: 20 points
3. Fundamentals of Radar Signal and Data Processing
Dates: 22 to 26 May 2017
Presenter: Dr Yunus Gaffar and Prof Andrew Wilkinson
Course code: EEE5105Z
Course description: This course presents the principles and techniques fundamental to the operation of the signal processing found in a radar system. The course follows the recommended textbook very closely.
Specific course topics include:
- Fundamentals of radar signals & signal processing
- Threshold detection of radar targets
- Constant false alarm rate detectors
- Doppler processing
- Radar measurements
- Radar tracking algorithms
- Fundamentals of pulse compression waveforms
- Overview of radar imaging
Textbook: Principles of Modern Radar, Scitech Publishers
Credits: 20 points
4. Microwave Filters: Technologies and Practical Design
Dates: 12-16 June 2017
Presenters: Prof Riana Geschke
Course code: EEE5117Z/EEE5118Z
Description: This course presents a systematic progression of topics from specification and theoretical synthesis, CAD-assisted design and practical manufacturing techniques for microwave filters operating in the frequency ranges of typical radar systems.
- How to select filters for various applications according to specifications, frequency ranges, trade-offs between performance and size.
- Filter technologies: planar filters on conventional substrates, multilayer design and packaging techniques (LTCC and LCP) including quasi-lumped element filters, machined waveguide filters and substrate integrated waveguide, and monolithically integrated filters.
- Design methods for narrow-band, wide-band and multi-band filters.
- Manufacturing techniques, design-for-manufacture considerations, tolerance analysis and repeatability.
- Full-wave EM solvers and design tools for filter design and optimization.
Credits: ?? points
5. FPGA Development Course
Dates: 17-21 July 2017
Presenters: John-Philip Taylor
Credits: ?? points