Signal Processing for Communications and Radar

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Signal Processing for Communications and Radar
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ10З028
  3.    Study program TKII
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester IV/7   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Venceslav Kafedziski
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  The student will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge for the application of the techniques and algorithms for temporal and spatial signal processing in communications and radar, and will be able to implement in software a digital receiver, antenna array, sensor array and radar.

11.    Course Syllabus: A/D and D/A conversion. Application of digital filters in communications. Multirate signal processing: decimation and interpolation. Carrier and symbol timing synchronization. Digital down-conversion. Software implementation of digital transmitter and receiver. Principles of software defined radio (SDR). Software radio components. RTL-SDR, USRP, other SDR platforms. Signal processing with antenna arrays. Beamforming types. Angle of arrival estimation. Signal processing with sensor arrays and applications in acoustics, sonar, etc. Radar principles. Pulse radars and continuous wave radars. Radar detection in the presence of noise. SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) principles. SAR image formation. Radar applications for target range and velocity determination and for remote sensing in agriculture, hydrology, geology. Compressed sensing and sparsity based signal processing.

12.    Learning methods:  Lectures, recitations, laboratory exercises, home study, projects, company visits and lectures by industry experts.

13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 35
16.2. Individual tasks 0
16.3. Homework and self-learning 70
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 0
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 35
17.3. Activity and participation 0
17.4. Final exam 65
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Attending lectures, recitations and laboratory exercises.
20.    Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial written exams are conducted (at the middle and at the end of the semester, duration 120 minutes), tests that are conducted during the classes and a test covering the laboratory exercises. For students who have passed the partial exams and the laboratory exercise test, a final oral exam (of duration 60 minutes) may be administered. The final grade includes points from the partial exams, tests and the final oral exam.
In the planned exam sessions, a written exam is taken (duration 120 minutes). For students who have passed the written exam and the laboratory exercise test, a final oral exam (duration 60 minutes) may be administered. The final grade includes points from the written exam, tests and the final oral exam.
The student should prepare a project assignment and submit it by the exam date at the latest.
It is not allowed to use books, lecture notes, written material and notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device, except a calculator
21.    Language Macedonian and English
22.    Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and survey questionnaires.
23.    Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Venceslav Kafedziski Signal Processing for Communications and Radars Course Notes – FEIT 2016
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 C. Richard Johnson Jr, William A. Sethares and Andrew G. Klein  Software Receiver Design: Build your Own Digital Communication System in Five Easy Steps, 1st Edition  Cambridge University Press  2011
2  Eugene Grayver  Implementing Software Defined Radio  Springer  2012
3  Simon Haykin, K. J. Ray Liu Handbook on Array Processing and Sensor Networks, 1st Edition  Wiley – IEEE Press  2010