Receivers, Antennas, and Signals

Receivers, Antennas, and Signals course overview.

Course overview excerpted from Lecture 1. (Image by David Staelin.)


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Spring 2003



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This course explores the detection and measurement of radio and optical signals encountered in communications, astronomy, remote sensing, instrumentation, and radar. Topics covered include: statistical analysis of signal processing systems, including radiometers, spectrometers, interferometers, and digital correlation systems; matched filters and ambiguity functions; communications channel performance; measurement of random electromagnetic fields, angular filtering properties of antennas, interferometers, and aperture synthesis systems; and radiative transfer and parameter estimation.

Staelin, David. 6.661 Receivers, Antennas, and Signals, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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