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Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers

About This Course

This is a self-paced, online laboratory course designed to expose students to the fundamentals of radar theory, RF design and basic signal processing techniques for processing radar returns. Several Radar operating modes will be supported through the distribution and explanation of processing code written in Matlab. These operating modes include Doppler, ranging, and synthetic aperture radar imaging. At the end of the course students will have a functional radar and experience processing real world radar data collected from their radar.

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Course Staff

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Dr. Patrick Bell

Patrick J. Bell is a Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Virginia in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 and 2006, all in electrical engineering. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2006, Dr. Bell has conducted research in microwave hardware design for satellite communication systems, electronic warfare systems, and airborne radar systems. He is currently a member of the RF Technology Group. Dr. Bell is a member of the IEEE and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

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Kenneth Kolodziej

Ken Kolodziej is an Associate Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2007. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2010, Mr. Kolodziej has conducted research on RF and microwave circuits, including antenna, radar and communication systems. He is currently working in the RF Technology group, designing compact transceivers and RF cancellation techniques for simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) applications.

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Bradley Perry

Dr. Bradley T. Perry is assistant leader of the RF Technology Group, where he currently leads programs on the development of next-generation electronic systems and technology aspects related to isolation improvement in electronic systems. These programs include work in the areas of microwave circuit and antenna design, compact receiver and transmitter designs for ground-based electronic warfare systems and active decoys, along with work on RF cancellation techniques for simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) applications.

Dr. Perry is a member of Commission B of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale or URSI) and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies. He served as the chairman of the Boston section of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society from 2006 through 2008 and continued in the role of past chair through 2009. Dr. Perry also served as the student programs coordinator for the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology. He has presented work at many IEEE and Antenna Measurement Techniques Association symposiums and published articles in a number of refereed journals.

Dr. Perry received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, where he focused on antenna design and electromagnetic propagation through layered media.

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John W. Meklenburg

John W. Meklenburg is an Associate Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts. He received his BS and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory’s Airborne Radar Systems and Techniques group in 2011, John has contributed to the development of signal processing algorithms, simulations, and hardware for ISR radar systems.

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Janet Nguyen

Janet Nguyen is an Associate Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the RF Technology Group. She received her B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from the University of New Mexico and has worked in piezoelectric MEMS, specializing in acoustic filters and sensors, as well as RF subsystems for space applications.

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