Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOMEDICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS (ING-INF/03)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

*) Knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Radar Remote Sensing.
*) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate to be able to solve problems of low and medium complexity of Radar Remote Sensing.
*) Autonomy of judgment: the student must be able to develop the ability to critically analyze the different problems with particular reference to case studies different from those proposed during the course.
*) Communication skills: The student must have the ability to clearly and simply express technical concepts and to use scientific language correctly.
*) Learning skills: The student must be able to integrate and update knowledge using different sources.

Prerequisites

It is necessary to have acquired and assimilated the following knowledge provided from the courses of:
• Mathematical Analysis I and II,
• Algebra and Geometry,
• Signal Theory,
• Random Phenomena Theory.

Syllabus

• Overview on the Course and Industrial Applications of Radar Technology (2 hours)

• Radar Systems (6 hours)
Radar Equation. Radar Cross Section (RCS). Bandpass and Lowpass Signals. Analytical Signal

• Resolution in Radar Systems (7 hours)
Impulse Radar Resolution. Doppler Effect. Chirp Signaò and its Autocorrelation Function.

• Real Aperture Radar (RAR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (7 hours)
Range and Azimuth Resolutions for RAR and SAR Systens. Image Formation in SAR Systems. Speckle Noise and Despeckling.

• SAR Interferometry and Tomography (3 hours).

• Microwave Imaging (5 hours).
Imaging in Homogeneous Media. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Microwave Biomedical Imaging. Breast Cancer Imaging. Stroke Monitoring.

• Computer Exercises (12 hours).
Band-pass Signals and corresponding Low-pass Signals. Chirp Signal Generation. Focusing of SAR Signal. Interferogram Generation.

• Laboratory Experience (6 hours)

• Overview on the Course and Industrial Applications of Radar Technology (2 hours)

• Radar Systems (6 hours)
Radar Equation. Radar Cross Section (RCS). Bandpass and Lowpass Signals. Analytical Signal

• Resolution in Radar Systems (7 hours)
Impulse Radar Resolution. Doppler Effect. Chirp Signaò and its Autocorrelation Function.

• Real Aperture Radar (RAR) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (7 hours)
Range and Azimuth Resolutions for RAR and SAR Systens. Image Formation in SAR Systems. Speckle Noise and Despeckling.

• SAR Interferometry and Tomography (3 hours).

• Microwave Imaging (5 hours).
Imaging in Homogeneous Media. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Microwave Biomedical Imaging. Breast Cancer Imaging. Stroke Monitoring.

• Computer Exercises (12 hours).
Band-pass Signals and corresponding Low-pass Signals. Chirp Signal Generation. Focusing of SAR Signal. Interferogram Generation.

• Laboratory Experience (6 hours)

Teaching Methods

The course is scheduled for lectures, computer exercises and laboratory experiences.

Textbooks

Slides and notes of the course uploaded online (www.edi.uniparthenope.it) and in the MS Team of the course.

Books:
• M.I. Skolnik, 2001. "Introduction to radar systems", Third Edition. New York: McGraw-hill.
• D. Massonnet and J.C. Souyris, 2008. "Imaging with synthetic aperture radar", CRC Press.
• M. Pastorino, 2010. "Microwave imaging" (Vol. 208). John Wiley & Sons.

Learning assessment

The exam aims to verify the level of achievement of the previously indicated training objectives. The exam consists of an oral interview, in which it will be evaluated the ability to connect and compare different aspects covered during the course. Usually, the interview lasts thirty minutes approximately and is composed of three main questions, from which the exam starts. Each correct answer reaches a top mark equal to 10 points. The final mark is the average of the marks per each question. The candidate passes the exam if the final mark is at least equal to 18 points.

More information

The didactic material is available on the website "www.edi.uniparthenope.it".
Reception time is scheduled every Tuesday at 11.00.
Cod. TEAMS: wso19j5