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This document suggests a curriculum to teach with the SkyRadar Pulse, PSR and the FMCW. It is a practically oriented curriculum for bachelor studies in engineering universities and air traffic control personnel (ATCO and ATSEP).

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Table of Contents  

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Basics with the PSR

3 Introducing the FMCW

4 Theory and Practice at the example of PSR and FMCW

Annex


Abstract

New call-to-actionThis document suggests a curriculum to teach with the SkyRadar Pulse, PSR and the FMCW. It is a practically oriented curriculum for bachelor studies in engineering universities and air traffic control personnel. In ATC, the training supply will vary between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO) and Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel (ATSEP). For ATCO's it is important to understand the functional principles and the operations. In case of malfunctioning they need to have an understanding about what is wrong and able to rapidly communicate the problem to the ATSEP in charge. ATSEP need to understand functional principle and operations too, but their focus is the rapid servicing. Based on the erratic behavior of the system (e.g. perturbed plots and tracks in the PPI), they shall be able to rapidly locate the error and fix it.

The more scientific bachelor studies should complement the curriculum with more mathematical theory and substantiation.

In brackets we define documentation and handouts. If not hyperlinked when first introduced, they are of limited access to SkyRadar customers and partners. The Annex refers to related document names.

If you are an interested lecturer from an ATC-academy or university, please contact us for more details.

Also, if interested in curriculum information about Artificial Intelligence related to radar technology or on Navigation Aids, please contact us for related information.

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1 Introduction

* Basic Principle of Operation (Radar  Basics  1.1)        

* Primary Radars in Air Traffic Control (Radar Basics 1.4 )

* Classification  of  Radar  Sets (Radar  Basics  1.6)

 

2 Basics with the Pulse / PSR  New call-to-action

* Pulsed Radars (Pulse and PSR Manual)

* A-Scope (Pulse & PSR Manual, FreeScopes Manual, Pulse and PSR Training Exercise Manual)

* B-Scope (PSR Manual, FreeScopes Manual, Pulse & PSR Base Unit Training Exercise Manual )

* Plan Position Indicator (PPI) (Pulse & PSR Manual, FreeScopes Manual, Pulse & PSR Base Unit, Training Exercise Manual )

* Range resolution (Pulse & PSR Base Unit Training Exercise Manual )

* Sensitivity Time Control STC (Pulse & PSR Base Unit Training Exercise Manual )

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* Effect of Noise (Pulse & PSR Base Unit Training Exercise Manual )

* Threshold function and C-FAR (Pulse & PSR Base Unit Training Exercise Manual )

* Radar Signal Processing (Radar Basic 2.4.1-2)

* IQ Signal Processing

* Radar  Receiver (Radar  Basics  2.3.1)

* Filters (Radar  Basics  2.3.3)

* Sensibility

* Radar Equation (Radar Basics 1.2)

* Time/Distance Relation

* Radar Cross Section (Radar Basics 1.3)

* Spectrum Analysis (Power Spectral Density Analysis)

 

3 Introducing the FMCW

* FMCW Radars (FMCW Manual)

* Doppler Radars (FMCW Manual)

* Range Resolution (FMCW Base Unit Training Exercise Manual)

* SawTooth Modulation and the Effect (FMCW Base Unit Training Exercise Manual)

* Range and Speed (FMCW Base Unit Training Exercise Manual)

* Frequency of Vibration (FMCW Base Unit Training Exercise Manual)

 

4 Theory and Practice at the example of Pulse, PSR and FMCW

* Radar  Antenna and Tracking Antenna (Radar  Basics  2.1.1-2)

* Antenna Diagram        

* Radar  Transmitter (Radar  Basics  2.2.1)

* Concept  of  Coherence (Radar  Basics  2.2.2)

 

Annex

Documentation

 

Radar  Basics  1.0.docx        History  of  Radar  .........................................................          1

Radar  Basics  1.1.docx        Basic  principle  of  operation  ......................................          2

Radar  Basics  1.2.docx        Radar  Equation .............................................................          3

Radar  Basics  1.3.docx        Radar  Cross  Section ...................................................          4

Radar  Basics  1.4.docx        Primary  Radar  in  Air  Traffic  Management  ................          5

Radar  Basics  1.5.docx        OverTheHorizon  Radars ...........................................          6

Radar  Basics  1.6.docx        Classification  of  Radar  Sets  ......................................          7

Radar  Basics  2.1.1.docx        Radar  Antenna  ..........................................................          8

Radar  Basics  2.1.2.docx        Tracking  Radar  Antenna ...........................................          9

Radar  Basics  2.1.3.docx        Radar  Antenna  with  Synthetic  Aperture ................         10

Radar  Basics  2.2.1.docx        Radar  Transmitter .....................................................         11

Radar  Basics  2.2.2.docx        Concept  of  Coherence............................................          12

Radar  Basics  2.2.3.docx        Intrapulse  Modulation  ..............................................         13

Radar  Basics  2.3.1.docx        Radar  Receiver  ........................................................         14

Radar  Basics  2.3.2.docx        Superheterodyne  Principle  ......................................         15

Radar  Basics  2.3.3.docx        Matched  Filter  /Matched  Receiver .........................         16

Radar  Basics  2.4.1.docx        Radar  Signal  Processing ........................................          17

Radar  Basics  2.4.2.docx        Digital  Signal  Processing .........................................         18

Radar  Basics  2.4.3.docx        Local  Tracking ..........................................................         19

Radar  Basics  2.5.1.docx        Radar  Displays .........................................................         20

Radar  Basics  2.5.2.docx        Plan  Position  Indicator ............................................         21

Radar  Basics  3.1.docx        Electronic  War .............................................................         22

Radar  Basics  4.1.docx        Practical  Training .........................................................         23

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