Course Syllabus for

Design, Build and Test a Radar System
Konstruera, bygg och testa ett radarsystem

EIT100F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2014-06-08

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course is aimed at graduate students to understand and practically implement a radar system from commercially available electronic building blocks, and use the system in practical measurements. This provides a holistic view of a practical high-frequency electronic system, where the entire chain from hardware to algorithms is illustrated.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Basic theory of wave propagation, high-frequency electronics and signal processing for radar systems. Design of antennas, modular RF electronics, and baseband and algorithms for the detection of distance, speed and imaging techniques.

Course Literature

Skolnik, M.: Introduction to radar. Radar Handbook (1962):1990. 1990.
Lecture notes, in part, from the MIT course ”Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging”.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises. Lectures and tutorial meetings. Most of the course is conducted as an independent laboratory work in groups, where participants take great responsibility in the design, ordering and assembly of components, and the testing and evaluation of the system. Doctoral students constructions discussed in meetings with teachers and other students.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants, miscellaneous. To pass the course you need at least 80% attendance at scheduled sessions. Examinator: Mats Gustafsson
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Admission to the course requires basic knowledge of analog electronics, electromagnetic theory and signal processing, as well as at least one course at the advanced level in any of these subjects.

Further Information

Course coordinator: Mats Gustafsson Participating teachers: Mats Gustafsson, Daniel Sjöberg, Christer Larsson, Anders J Johansson, Henrik Sjöland

Course Occasion Information

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