While in a classical radar system a parabolic antenna is used to determine
targets azimuth and elevation coordinates and antenna rotation is used for area
surveillance, majority of modern and future radar systems (active) phased
arrays are used for generation of multiple beams, which can be scanned by
purely electronic means. Extension of typical application areas of phased
arrays radars from military domain to remote sensing, automotive, air-traffic
control, and weather surveillance areas drastically increase demand in
specialists who understand phased-array radar operation. Understanding of
phased array radar operation requires multi-disciplinary approach, which is
based on antenna array theory, microwave circuit theory and signal processing.
The school addresses this challenge and provides integral approach to the
phased array radars.
At the school the phased array radar basics will be
considered from antenna, RF technology and signal processing points of view.
The main part of the course will be followed by a deepening part with three specializations:
antenna systems, T/R modules and signal processing. Surveillance and tracking applications will be
discussed. The lectures will be
complemented with practical exercises and experiments. The course will be
finished with a group project, which will be evaluated by a committee of radar
Topics: • Foundations of radar and antenna
• Radar transmitters and receivers
• Transmit-receive modules in phased
• Analog and digital beam forming in
• Surveillance and tracking in phased array radar
Course schedule: 22
hrs. Lectures + 3 hrs. Laboratories
+ 10 hrs project
knowledge about EM, electrical circuits and signal processing (graduate courses
on electromagnetic waves, electrical circuits including microwave (RF)
circuits, and signal processing)
Availability: 20 students
Student grant information:
A maximum of five grants for course registration fee.
1st May 2016,
deadline for grant application
accommodation is not included in the course fee.
Alexander Yarovoy (EWI- Microelectronics Dept., TU Delft, Delft, NL)
Detailed Course Information at http://radar.tudelft.nl/SummerSchool/