EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 9 Clutter (Chapter 6)
Chapter 6
Reflection
Definition of Radar Cross Section
Scattering Regimes
High Frequency Scattering
Electromagnetic

EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 6 Propagation (Chapter 4)
Chapter 4
Propagation Factor
Propagation Paths and Regions
Atmospheric Attenuation and Absorbtion
Atmospheric R

EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 11 Antennas
(Chapter 9)
Chapter 9
Antennas
Tapers
Monopulse
Reflectors
Phased Arrays
Summary
Antennas
The radar antenna is responsible f

EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 8 Clutter (Chapter 5)
Chapter 5
Characteristics of Clutter
Modeling
Clutter
Radar clutter is a radar return from an object or
objects

EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 10 Doppler Processing
(Chapter 8)
Chapter 8
Doppler
Fourier Transform
Pulsed Radars
Data Acquisition
Summary
Doppler Shif
fr = [ (1 + v/

EEL 4930/5934
Introduction to Radar
University of Florida
Dr. Steve Butler
Spring Semester: January - May 2015
Lesson 12 Transmitters
(Chapter 10)
Chapter 10
Transmitters
Microwave Sources
Modulators
Power Supplies
Summary
Radar Transmitters
Coherent

ECE5934 Principles of Modern Radar Homework 10 Key Posted March 28
Due April 3, 2015
1. Consider a target approaching an L-band (1 GHz) radar at a radial velocity of 100 m/s. What is the Doppler
shift seen at the radar receiver?
fd = 2 v f / c = 2 (100 m/

ECE5934 Principles of Modern Radar Homework 11 Key
Posted April 4
Due April 10, 2015
1. In the presentation by Dr. Brian Kent on the NASA Shuttle Ascent Debris Radar System, what radar band
was used to track the mid-course and ascent?
C-band. (Mainly base

ECE5934 Principles of Modern Radar Homework 8 Key Posted March 14
Due March 20, 2015
1. Make a list of 5 characteristics that differentiate clutter returns and receiver noise.
See Table 5-1 and notes from class.
Noise
Amplitude independent of transmitted

ECE5934 Principles of Modern Radar Homework 12 Key
Posted April 11
Due April 17, 2015
1. (book problem 3) A fighter jet has a circular radar antenna in the nose of the aircraft that operates at 10 GHz.
a. Assuming the diameter is 1 meter and the aperture

ECE5934 Principles of Modern Radar Homework 9 Key Posted March 21
Due March 27, 2015
1. What are the typical units of the Electric Field, the Magnetic Field, and the propagation constant? Describe
each and the relationship between them. What is impedance?

EEL 5934 (& 4930) Introduction to Radar
1. Catalog Description (3 credits) Basic principles of continuous wave and pulsed radar;
angle, range, and Doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
2. Pre-requisites: EEL 4516 or EEL 5544
3. Course