Radar Principles

  • ID: 2326540
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An advanced treatment of the main concepts of radar. Systematic and organized, it nicely balances readability with mathematical rigor. Many techniques and examples have been chosen from the radar industry (Rayleigh fluctuating targets are used as they yield simple expressions for the probability of detection), and others for their pedagogical value (Costas signals lead the coded radar signals because their ambiguity function can be intuitively deduced). Ordered statistics is covered in more depth than other CFAR techniques because its performance can be obtained analytically without resorting to simulation methods. Contains many exercises.

An Instructor′s Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
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Partial table of contents:

RADAR MEASUREMENTS.

Delay and Range.

Doppler Shift and Range Rate.

CROSS SECTION OF RADAR TARGETS.

Spheres.

Radar Cross Section of Antennas.

RADAR DETECTION.

Integration.

Binary Integration and Cumulative Probabilities.

GROUND EFFECTS–MULTIPATH AND CLUTTER.

The Rayleigh Criterion.

Multipath Propagation.

THE MATCHED FILTER.

Example of a Matched Filter.

Complex Representation of Bandpass Signals.

THE AMBIGUITY FUNCTION.

Proving Rules (a)–(d) of the Ambiguity Function.

THE AMBIGUITY FUNCTION OF BASIC SIGNALS.

Single–frequency Pulse.

Coherent Pulse Train.

CODED RADAR SIGNALS.

Frequency coding (Costas Signals).

Phase Coding.

ACCURACY OF RADAR MEASUREMENTS.

Delay Estimation Using the Signal Envelope.

Measurement Accuracy and the Ambiguity Function.

PROCESSING A COHERENT PULSE TRAIN.

I & Q Sampling.

Imbalance inthe I & Q Channels.

MOVING–TARGET INDICATOR (MTI).

Clutter Spectrum.

Double Canceller.

CONSTANT FALSE–ALARM RATE (CFAR).

Cell–averaging CFAR.

Cluttered Map CFAR.

SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR).

Phase and Frequency History of a Point Target.

Range Migration.

MONOPULSE ANTENNA TRACKING.

Monopulse Systems.

Monopulse Accuracy.

Index.
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