Modelling Angular Deception of a Sequential Lobing Radar

Coen Imoda

Abstract


Sixty-five percent of the population learns through visual stimuli such as pictures, notes and diagrams with a further five percent being kinaesthetic learners who can retain knowledge through touch and imitation.15 Despite the importance of RADAR systems, both in a civilian and military context, very limited open source learning tools cater for this category of student. Simulators can be used to model the outside world in a safe environment, giving the user the ability to test ideas and confirm understanding without educational and training institutions needing to purchase expensive equipment to do so. To fulfil this gap in RADAR education and training, this thesis looks to design and implement a high fidelity, accurate, sequential lobing RADAR in MATLAB with the ability to also model the angular deception of this tracking technique. This thesis will include a literature review into relevant RADAR concepts and literature before discussing the design of the simulator and its performance. To conclude the thesis, its ability to assist in the chosen area of research will be discussed as well as recommendations of related future research.

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