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ECEN 5274 - Radar Science and Techniques

Catalog Data ECEN 5274 (3). Radar Science and Techniques. Radar fundamentals. Scattering by precipitation and atmospheric turbulence. Long-wavelength radars and the dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere. Design of meterological and clear-air radars. Profiling atmospheric winds, temperature, and humidity by radar. Ionospheric sounding using ionosondes and incoherent-scatter radars.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 5254, Radar and Remote Sensing
Textbook Class notes and journal articles.
Course Objectives To impart to the student detailed knowledge for the design of atmospheric radars.
Topics Covered
  1. Review of radar fundamentals.
  2. Scatter by hydrometeors and atmospheric turbulence.
  3. Applications of radar I.
  4. Design of meteorological radar systems.
  5. Applications of radar II.
  6. Radar data analysis.

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.