The overall goal of the course is to give an understanding to
what possibilities and limitations basic knowledge, as well as the
rapid development, gives in the areas of electronics and
communications. The main part of the course is aimed at giving a
qualitative understanding of phenomena related to electronics and
data transfer, and how this is related to design
considerations. By using the concepts and ideas taught in the
course, the students should be able to conduct a constructive
discussion with an engineer.
Radio detection and ranging (radar) is one of the most used sensor
systems for automatic surveillance of people, machines, and nature. When
put on a platform like an aircraft or a satellite, it is often used to
form images of the ground and its properties, called remote sensing.
The aim of this course is to give an overview of typical radar systems
and their operational principles, including scattering mechanisms and
wave propagation. Each student needs to perform a design of a radar
system for a specific application, demonstrating ability to trade
different requirements against each other.
Simulations as a strategy to investigate system properties, performance and optimality. Implementation, modelling, analysis and optimisations.