Course Syllabus for

Radar and Remote Sensing
Radar och fjärranalys

EITN90F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-03-02

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: EITN90
Teaching language: English


Radio detection and ranging (radar) is one of the most used sensor systems for automatic surveillance of people, machines, and nature. When put on a platform like an aircraft or a satellite, it is often used to form images of the ground and its properties, called remote sensing. The aim of this course is to give an overview of typical radar systems and their operational principles, including scattering mechanisms and wave propagation. Each student needs to perform a design of a radar system for a specific application, demonstrating ability to trade different requirements against each other.


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 apply the acquired knowledge by carrying through a project designing a radar system for a specific application, demonstrating understanding of weighting desired technical performance to implementation cost and time

Course Contents

Radar systems on block level, electromagnetic wave properties and propagation through layered structures, scattering theory and radar cross section, stealth technology, radar range equation, antenna pattern, doppler shift, radar signal processing, synthetic aperture radar, MIMO radar, remote sensing and imaging. The theory is demonstrated with practical experiments, and numerical processing of radar data.

Course Literature

Richards, Mark A., Scheer, James A. & Holm, William A.: Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles. SciTech Publishing, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2010.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Oral exam, written report, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: EITF80 Electromagnetic Fields or EITF85 Electromagnetic Field Theory or ETEF01 Electromagnetic Field Theory

Further Information

Course coordinator: Daniel Sjöberg,

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