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The Radar Systems Engineering Series consists of seventeen lectures; each lecture is offered as an individual tutorial. The goal of this series is to provide an advanced introduction to radar systems subsystem issues for first year graduate students, advanced senior undergraduates or professionals new to the field. The material will be most accessible to university graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science / Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and who have a solid understanding of Electromagnetism and their fields, Probability, and Calculus through Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, and Linear Algebra.
Each tutorial consists of a screen-captured PowerPoint lecture narrated by Dr. O'Donnell. In each tutorial Dr. O'Donnell has broken his lecture into one or more separate segments for ease of viewing. All of the material in these tutorials is subject to copyright laws. In the first segment of this lecture Dr. O'Donnell reviews the specific copyright information for these materials. Following this brief video, the first segment of this lecture will begin.You may also access copyright information by viewing the video on the course page.
In this first lecture Dr. O'Donnell offers a brief history of pre-radar aircraft detection technologies both prior to and after the development of microwave radar for aircraft detection. He discusses the scientific principles underlying radar detection. Descriptions of the various types of radars and how radars are classified is also provided. Finally, he Introduces the series and summarizes the topics to be covered. This first lecture is divided into four parts.