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Radio Navigation and Radar

modul number: 24207


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Tobias Weber

Study Program

Elektrotechnik, Informationstechnik/Technische Informatik


Summer Semester 3L/1E/1Lab


finished modules: none


oral, 30min

ECTS credits



1. Modeling

bandpass and equivalent lowpass signals, Hilbert transform, noise, SNR maximization by matched filtering, also colored noise, measurements (distance, angle, Doppler-shift), estimated accuracy of measurements, point spread function, pulse compression

2. Radio Navigation

time of arrival, time difference of arrival, angle of arrival

3. Radar

radar principles, radar imaging

4. Ambiguity Function

definition of the ambiguity function, properties of the ambiguity function, cuts through the ambiguity function, examples

5. Target Detection

Neyman-Pearson theorem, incoherent detection, detection performance, detection performance of fluctuating targets, coherent integration, noncoherent integration

6. Tracking, Kalman Filter

hidden Markov model, prediction step and update step, multivariate Gaussian distribution, Gaussian hidden Markov model, Kalman filter, extended Kalman filter


Basics from Statistical Signal Processing

S. M. Kay, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation Theory. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.
S. M. Kay, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Detection Theory. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1998.
R. N. McDonough and A. D. Whalen, Detection of Signals in Noise, 2. ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1995.

Radio Navigation

S. Sand, A. Dammann and C. Mensing, Positioning in Wireless Communications Systems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
J. Wendel, Integrierte Navigationssysteme. München: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2011.


M. Cheney and B. Borden, Fundamentals of Radar Imaging. Philadelphia, PA: Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2009.
N. Levanon, Radar Principles. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
M. A. Richards, Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing, 2. ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.
M. I. Skolnik, Introduction to Radar Systems, 3. ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001.


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