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radar sensors

Radar sensors have been used for many decades to monitor air and marine traffic as well as in various military systems. In recent years, a whole range of novel applications have been added in the commercial sector. Further developments go in the direction of compactly integrated imaging systems with an ever increasing share of signal processing. The course program “Radar Sensors” is intended to introduce the participants to the subject and also to direct their attention to more recent developments.

  • Gain basic knowledge about radar sensors
  • Flexible blended learning format
  • Study while you work

Dates / Location / Cost

DateLocation Costs
01.04.2022 - 30.09.2022
Course ID: UUL_SST_Radar_202204
Ulm & online 780,00 

Institution and Location


School of Advanced Professional Studies Ulm University


  • University of Ulm
  • online

Target Audience and Prerequisites

Target Audience

This course program is aimed at bachelor, diploma or state examination graduates with solid basic knowledge in an engineering subject, technical computer science or physics, who would like to deal intensively with issues relating to sensor technology and systems engineering.


Prerequisite is a first university degree e.g. bachelor, diploma, state examination etc. in a technical subject. Content related prerequisites are a basic knowledge of signals and systems, fields and waves and the introduction to RF technology.

Content and Learning Objectives


  • Model-based design of embedded systems
  • Time and real-time systems
  • Radar with the different radar methods of their realization and their properties (CW, FMCW, pulse radar, phased array radar, beamforming, SAR)
  • Radar antennas

Programme Details

The online study takes place in self-study and in the form of group work. For self-study, video lectures are available, which clearly present the course content, and a detailed script.

The reader-friendly script is prepared according to the didactic concept of the University of Ulm for part-time participants: it contains, for example, learning stops, multiple-choice questions, exercises, etc.

Your mentor will offer you online consultation sessions in the form of seminars at regular intervals to help you work through the exercise sheets and thus support you in working through the learning material.

An online forum for exchange with the other participants will also be available.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course program, participants will be able to:

  • apply principles of radio frequency technology and microwave technology to the design and metrological verification of systems of radio measurement technology (radar technology)
  • assess the advantages and disadvantages of different radar sensor systems and their subsystems as well as different radiometer and radar applications

Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance

Course Format



Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive a certificate as well as a supplement that lists the contents of the course as an overview.


The course program requires a total of 120 hours of workload.

Creditpoints (ECTS)




Dates and Deadlines

Course Dates

The exact dates for the classroom sessions as well as the exam dates are yet to be announced.




Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Menzel, Institut für Mikrowellentechnik, Universität Ulm

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