New course in RF Mentor Academy Subscription - Introduction to Radar (253).
Part 1 of 3 now available!
This seminar provides an introduction tutorial on basic Radar design, techniques and operational capabilities. It covers a definition of radar, basic radar fundamentals, types of radars, derivation of the radar equation in multiple forms, radar range equation and range ambiguity, minimal detectable range, signal and noise analysis, MDS, clutter, detection process, probability of detection and false alarm, range accuracy and resolution, range and bearing determinations, radar cross section, displays PPI, Moving Target Indicator MTI, blind speeds, multiple pulse MTI radar, Doppler, multipath, basic radar operation, radar directional antennas including AESAs, transmitters, receivers, frequency and bandwidth advantages and applications, group delay, dynamic range, AGC/STC, frequency diversity, radar path budget, PRI/PRF, two-way channel losses including free-space loss and examples, and radar pulse shaping. Also included are techniques to use radar systems for communications using PPM and other modulation. In addition, direction finding DF using radar is discussed along with SATCOM radars and frequencies. In addition, several examples and step processes are discussed to determine the optimal solutions and tradeoffs between the many cognitive capabilities.