Description

A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors. ""This introduction to the field of radar is intended for actual users of radar. It focuses on the history, main principles, functions, modes, properties and specific nature of modern airborne radar. The book examines radar's role within the system when carrying out is assigned missions, showing the possibilities of radar as well as its limitations. Finally, given the changing operational requirements and the potential opened up by modern technological developments, a concluding section describes how radar may evolve in the future. The authors review the current state of the main types of airborne and spaceborne radar systems, designed for specific missions as well as for the global environment of their host aircraft or satellites. They include numerous examples of the parameters of these radars. The emphasis in the book is not only on a particular radar technique, but equally on the main radar functions and missions. Even if a wide range of techniques are described in this book, the focus is on those which are connected to practical applications.

Readership

Technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors.

Table of Contents

Part I ù General Principles Chapter 1 ù The History and Basic Principles of Radar 1.1 History 1.2 Basic Principles Chapter 2 ù Initial Statements of OperationalRequirements 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Missions 2.3 Carriers and Weapons 2.4 System Functions 2.5 Definitions of Flight Conditions Chapter 3 ù The RADAR Equation 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Signal Transmission and Reception 3.3 Radar Equation in Free Space 3.4 The Radar Cross Section of a Target 3.5 Mathematical Modeling of the Received Signal 3.6 Direction of Arrival and Monopulse Measurement Chapter 4 ù Propagation 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Role of the Ground 4.3 The Role of the Troposphere 4.4 Other Phenomena Chapter 5 ù Noise and Spurious Signals 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Thermal Noise 5.3 Radiometric Noise 5.4 Spurious Echoes and Clutter Chapter 6 ù Detection of Point Targets 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The Optimal Receiver (White Noise) 6.3 Optimal Receiver for Known Non-white Noise 6.4 Adaptive Receiver for Unknown Non-white Noise 6.5 Space-time Adaptive Processing 6.6 Waveform and Ambiguity Function Part II ù Target Detection and Tracking Chapter 7 ù Clutter Cancellation 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Waveform Selection 7.3 Improvement Factor and Spectral Purity 7.4 Dynamic Range and Linearity Chapter 8 ù Air-to-Air Detection 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Non-coherent Low-PRF Mode 8.3 Pulse-compression Radar

Details

No. of pages:
524
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Electronic ISBN:
9780815516132
Print ISBN:
9781891121135

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