About this course

This short course is a module from the Military Electronic Systems Engineering  MSc (MESE) it is also shared by Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology & Capability Group, Defence Academy.

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

  • identify the principles underlying radar detection in noise and clutter, relating these principles to conventional radar system design
  • explain the specialist properties and particular operational advantages of modern multi-function radar and SAR systems
  • critically evaluate the detection performance of a radar system, given its design parameters
  • produce a viable radar system design, given a suitable specification of the required radar performance
  • generate and analyse radar waveforms and target echoes with Matlab
What you will learn

You will learn/develop:

  • introduction to radar systems, radar detection and losses
  • CW radar, FM ranging, pulse radar and target radar cross section
  • radar clutter, CFAR, pulse compression
  • MTI radar, pulse doppler radar and tracking
  • phased arrays, GMTI radar and synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
How this course will help your career

Those who are new to radar system technologies.  Those who are involved with the design of radar systems and want to rigorously consolidate their foundations, background knowledge, or expand on specific radar concepts.

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Who can attend this course
Military
Industry
Internationals
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.

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How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential
How you will be assessed

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

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