Radar Engineering

August 21, 2017
M W 5:00-6:20
METR 4663.900/5663/ECE4663


Yu, Tian
Adjunct Professor


Sarkeys Energy Center Room P209, Norman, OK 73072   View map


Fall 2017



Radar Engineering

ECE/METR 5663/4663

MW 5:00-6:20 pm (RIL 202)

Fall 2017

Instructors:              Prof. Tian Yu (325-3344, tyu@ou.edu)

Office Hours:           4:00-5:00 pm MW (RIL 155) or by appointment


Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ECE 3613 or instructor’s permission


Textbook: Introduction to Radar Systems, Skolnik, McGraw Hill

Supplemental: Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using Matlab, Mahafza, CRC Press


Goals: The course introduces various radar system designs and their applications. Radar system architecture and the functionalities and limitations of subsystems are discussed. Theories of radar detection and estimation in the noisy and clutter environment are examined. Existing technologies and advanced techniques to improve radar performance are provided.


Course Outline:

  1. An Introduction to Radar (Chapter 1)
  2. The Radar Equation (Chapter 2)
  3. The Radar Antenna and Digital Beamforming (Chapter 9)
  4. MTI and Pulse Doppler Radar (Chapter 3)
  5. Detection of Signals in Noise (Chapter 5)
  6. Information from Radar Signals (Chapter 6)
  7. Tracking Radar and Advanced Topics (Chapter 4)


Grading Policy:

  • Homework 10%
  • Projects 40%
  • Midterm exam 15%
  • Final project 15%
  • Final exam 20%


Course Policies:


  • All the homework and project reports are due at the beginning of the class on the specified date. No late homework or reports will be accepted, so don’t wait until the last minute. Take advantage of the office hours!
  • Computer programming may be required in the homework and projects. You can choose the computer language you are familiar with but MATLAB is recommended. A matlab TA will be available and his/her office hours will be announced when the information becomes

·     Midterm projects will be individual project but the final project is a team project. Specification will be given during the semester. Final project includes a written report and an oral presentation for each group. The report (at least 10 pages, single space excluding figures) is due on December 8, 2017. The oral presentation is limited to 30 minutes and is tentatively scheduled the first week of December.

  • One midterm exam will be given approximately in the middle of the semester (approximately early-October). The final exam will be given at the time assigned by the University.  All exams are open
  • Make-up tests are given only if you have legitimate reason (such as medical or accidental). It is your responsibility to make other arrangements before the exam. Otherwise, the missed test cannot be retaken. Please note that travel arrangements, social or sporting events are not acceptable reasons for missing a
  • Academic Honesty: It is your responsibility to read and understand the Academic Integrity (http://www.ou.edu/provost/integrity/). Any academic misconduct will result in a failing grade in the
  • Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his other abilities should contact any of us personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational
  • The evaluation process is available on line http://eval.ou.edu and “The College of Engineering utilizes student ratings as one of the bases for evaluating the teaching effectiveness of each of its faculty members. The results of these ratings are important data used in the process of awarding tenure, making promotions, and giving salary increases. In addition, the faculty members use the evaluation feedback to improve their own teaching effectiveness and programs use the data to assess achievement of a set of learning outcomes. The original request for the use of these forms came from students, and it is students who eventually benefit most from their use. Please take this task seriously, evaluate courses on-line, and respond as honestly and precisely as possible, both to the machine-scored items and to the open-ended questions. We appreciate your feedback.”

·     The course related materials including homework, lecture notes, grades, etc will be posted on canvas (canvas.ou.edu).