Fundamentals of Radar: It depends on the Application - A Tutorial Introduction
Date of original webcast: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Duration: 1 hour
You may have attended several presentations at which, in response to a questionfrom the audience, the presenter responded: “It depends on the application.” If you arelike me you appreciated the factual accuracy of the response but at the same time feltoddly dissatisfied with it.
This tutorial approaches development of radar fundamentals from that sentiment byasking and answering the questions: Under what conditions can we make application-independent statements about a radar system? What factors inject applicationspecificity into radar design and how? To do this, I’ve developed the radar formalismslightly differently from prior expositions of the subject, and applied the formulation to the ASR- 11 air-traffic control radar as an example. At several points, I reference aspects of automotive radar as an illustration of the kinds of considerations thatoccupy a radar engineer. The interested listener may attend Dr. Markus Gardill’s talk on automotive radar offered by IEEE MTTT under its Distinguished Microwave Lecturer(DML) program.
This tutorial includes a mathematical supplement that will not be discussed in the talk but is an integral part of its subject matter. The supplement will be available fordownload to all registrants, preferably before the Webinar.