Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis - GWS-SPS&A

Technology School
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About this course

This short course is a module from the Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

This course provides the analytical tools required to describe the signals found in communications and sensor systems and also the techniques employed in such receivers. This course is a foundation module for anyone who is intent on studying communications, radar and electro-optics systems at masters level.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • statistics and noise. Probability, random variables and probability distributions; covariance and correlation. Cascaded networks and the mathematical representation of noise
  • analogue signal processing including analogue methods used to describe, analyse and process signals and the behaviour of systems: Fourier and Laplace transforms, correlation and convolution, impulse response and transfer function
  • digital signal processing. Matched filters, the z-transform. Advantages/disadvantages of DSP, sampling and quantisation, digital filters, the DFT and FFT, DSP applications in communications and radar
  • decision theory. Hypothesis testing, probabilities of false alarm and detection, Bayesian systems, error probability and bit error rate, receiver operating

How will this course help my career?

The course is intended for military officers and defence industry scientists and technical officers. It is particularly suitable for those who will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, or technical management of military radar, electro-optics, communications or information systems, where the emphasis is on an electronic warfare environment.

Before you attend

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Course work.

10 credits from this course may be credited towards the Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc.

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