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Module Title LM Radar and Satellite Navigation
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 30060
Module Lead Dr Michail Antoniou
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-18 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Guided independent study-176 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description In the first part of the module, students should become familiar with the principles of RF passive and active radar operation, their main applications and major signal processing techniques. They will learn the principles of radar system design and how sensors are parameterised.

In the second part of the module, students will be introduced to the principles of satellite navigation and learn the signal processing techniques that facilitate it.

Through coursework students will learn how to apply theoretical concepts to practical system design.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand the principles of operation of a range of passive and active RF sensors and select appropriate radar systems for a given application
  • Define radar system architectures and calculate key performance parameters from a set of design requirements
  • Understand fundamental radar signal processing techniques and apply them for a given radar system task
  • Explain the fundamental principles behind satellite navigation and compare the major characteristics of standard satellite navigation systems
  • Describe the signal processing techniques used to extract positioning information and perform simple calculations
Assessment 30060-01 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main module assessment:
individual module assignment (50%), launched at the end of all lectures.

Exam (50%)
Option A: 2 hour closed book examination at end of module (centrally timetabled Summer exam period)
Option B: Open book assessment released and submitted via Canvas.

Reassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
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