Radar Propagation Modeling in a Complex Maritime Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482304

Radar Propagation Modeling in a Complex Maritime Environment

1st Edition

Authors: Christophe Bourlier
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482304
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 300
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Radar Propagation Modeling in a Complex Maritime Environment, advanced numerical techniques are addressed to significantly reduce the complexity and the memory requirement for solving the linear system resulting from the discretization of the boundary integral equations by the Method of Moments (MoM). This allows us to solve HF (3-30 MHz) and VHF (1-20 GHz) Radar propagation practical problems like the propagation in a complex maritime environment. Typically, the problem of the VHF wave scattering from an object above a rough sea surface in a ducting environment is investigated and also, the HF radar propagation above the Earth in the presence of islands. In addition, rapid asymptotic theories, in which simplifying assumptions are introduced, are derived and compared with references methods based on the MoM.

Key Features

  • Scattering from rough surfaces
  • Scattering from an object near a rough surface
  • Radar propagation in ducting environment
  • Ground wave
  • Numerical techniques to accelerate the MoM


Universities, Research Laboratory

Table of Contents

  1. Method of Moments and accelerations
    2. Asymptotic scattering models from rough surfaces
    3. Applications to the airborne SHF scattering from sea surfaces
    4. Application to the LGA SHF propagation and scattering from sea surfaces
    5. Application to the HF propagation above the Earth


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About the Author

Christophe Bourlier

Christophe Bourlier works at the IETR (Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes) laboratory at Polytech Nantes (University of Nantes, France) and is also a Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) on electromagnetic wave scattering from rough surfaces and objects for remote sensing applications and radar signatures. He is the author of more than 160 journal articles and conference papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

IETR (Institut d’Electronique et de Telecommunications de Rennes), Polytech Nantes, France