Course syllabus

Radar och fjärranalys
Radar and Remote Sensing

EITN90, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-tf, F4-f, F4-fel, MFOT1, MSOC2, N4-hn, Pi4-bs
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Radio detection and ranging (radar) is one of the most used sensor systems for automatic surveillance of people, machines, and nature. When put on a platform like an aircraft or a satellite, it is often used to form images of the ground and its properties, called remote sensing.  The aim of this course is to give an overview of typical radar systems and their operational principles, ranging from scattering mechanisms and wave propagation to electronics implementation and machine learning techniques applied to the signals. Each student needs to perform a design of a radar system for a specific application, demonstrating ability to trade different requirements against each other.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Radar systems on block level, electromagnetic wave properties and propagation through layered structures, scattering theory and radar cross section, stealth technology, radar range equation, antenna pattern, doppler shift, radar signal processing, synthetic aperture radar, MIMO radar, target classification using machine learning, remote sensing and imaging. The theory is demonstrated with practical experiments, and numerical processing of radar data.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: For the grade 3 completed assignments, electronic quizzes, and a project with oral presentation and written report are required. The assignments, quizzes, and the project must be done during the course. For higher grades an oral examination is required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETE071, ETEN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Daniel Sjöberg,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 12 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.