Low angle Radar Land Clutter

Author: J. Barrie Billingsley
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 0852962304
Release Date: 2002-01-01

In this unique book, Billingsley solves the problem of radar land clutter by showing the reader how to design and predict the performance of radars that operate in situations where echoes from the earth's surface interfere with radar target echoes.

Radar Principles for the Non Specialist

Author: John C. Toomay
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401169851
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

What This Book Is This book is about radar. It will teach you the essentials of radar, the underlying principles. It is not like an engineering handbook which pro vides detailed design equations without explaining either derivation or rationale. It is not like a graduate school textbook which may be abstruse and esoteric to the point of incomprehensibility. And it is not like an anthology of popular magazine articles which may be gaudy but superfi cial. It is an attempt to distill the very complex, rich technology of radar into its fundamentals, tying them to the laws of nature on one end and to the most modern and complex systems on the other. Who It's For If your work requires you to supervise or meet as coequals with radar systems engineers or designers, this book will allow you to understand them, to question them intelligently and perhaps to provide them with a perspective (a dispassionate yet competent view) that they lack. If you are trained in another discipline but have been made the man ager of a radar project or a system program that has one or more radars as sub-systems, this book will provide you with the tools you need, not only to give your team members confidence, but also to make a substantive technical contribution yourself.

Radar Reflectivity of Land and Sea

Author: Maurice W. Long
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1580531539
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This state-of-the-art edition of a radar classic brings you up-to-date on new developments in clutter measurement and modeling and features a wealth of new information not found in other currently available books. Authored by a recognized expert in the field, the book covers everything from basic concepts of radar reflectivity to space-time clutter amplitude and bistatic clutter.

Radar System Analysis and Modeling

Author: David K. Barton
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580536813
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A thorough update to the Artech House classic Modern Radar Systems Analysis, this reference is a comprehensive and cohesive introduction to radar systems design and performance estimation. It offers you the knowledge you need to specify, evaluate, or apply radar technology in civilian or military systems. The book presents accurate detection range equations that let you realistically estimate radar performance in a variety of practical situations. With its clear, easy-to-understand language, you quickly learn the tradeoffs between choice of wavelength and radar performance and see the inherent advantages and limitations associated with each radar band. You find modeling procedures to help you analyze enemy systems or evaluate radar integrated into new weapon systems. The book covers ECM and ECCM for both surveillance and tracking to help you estimate the effects of active and passive ECM, select hardware/software for reconnaissance or jamming, and plan the operation of EW systems. As radar systems evolve, this book provides the equations needed to calculate and evaluate the performance of the latest advances in radar technology.

Signal Processing in Noise Waveform Radar

Author: Krzysztof Kulpa
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781608076611
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is devoted to the emerging technology of noise waveform radar and its signal processing aspects. It is a new kind of radar, which use noise-like waveform to illuminate the target. The book includes an introduction to basic radar theory, starting from classical pulse radar, signal compression, and wave radar. The book then discusses the properties, difficulties and potential of noise radar systems, primarily for low-power and short-range civil applications. The contribution of modern signal processing techniques to making noise radar practical are emphasized, and application examples are given.

Introduction to Airborne Radar

Author: George W. Stimson
Publisher: Scitech Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1891121014
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An introduction to the subject for non-specialists: engineers, technicians, pilots, and aerospace industry marketing, public relations, and customer support personnel. Also a reference for specialists in the field. The completely rewritten and revised Second Edition updates the original published by the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Millimeter wave Radar Targets and Clutter

Author: Gennadiĭ Petrovich Kulemin
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580537340
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Featuring critical material never before available in Western resources, this invaluable millimeter-wave radar book delivers in-depth coverage of both theory and experimental data on targets and clutter from land, sea, and precipitation. For the first time, you are provided with measured data from Russian sources on radar characteristics of explosions, turbine exhausts, and sonic perturbations in target wakes.

Basic Radar Analysis

Author: Mervin C. Budge
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781608078790
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This authoritative new resource presents fundamentals of radar analysis including the range equation, detection theory, ambiguity functions, antennas, receivers, SP, and chaff analysis for modern radars. This book addresses details behind the detection probability equations and origins radar engineers commonly use to perform signal processor analyses. This book consolidates discussions of receiver design and analysis and treats areas of digital receivers not commonly found in other books. Packed with details on how to perform radar range equation and detection analyses, RCS modeling, ambiguity function generation and antenna pattern generation. This book also includes detailed analyses of coherent and non-coherent integration, design and analysis of analog and digital receivers, stretch processor implementation and SAR signal processor implementation. This resource also covers Basic STAP implementation and analysis as well as SLC design and implementation. This new resource is intended as a text for a series of courses in radar and as a theory and practice reference for practicing radar engineers. Software Included! This book is accompanied by MATLAB files on CD.

Reference Data for Engineers

Author: Wendy Middleton
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0750672919
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This standard handbook for engineers covers the fundamentals, theory and applications of radio, electronics, computers, and communications equipment. It provides information on essential, need-to-know topics without heavy emphasis on complicated mathematics. It is a "must-have" for every engineer who requires electrical, electronics, and communications data. Featured in this updated version is coverage on intellectual property and patents, probability and design, antennas, power electronics, rectifiers, power supplies, and properties of materials. Useful information on units, constants and conversion factors, active filter design, antennas, integrated circuits, surface acoustic wave design, and digital signal processing is also included. This work also offers new knowledge in the fields of satellite technology, space communication, microwave science, telecommunication, global positioning systems, frequency data, and radar.

Radar Ground Clutter Measurement and Models Part 2 Spectral Characteristics and Temporal Statistics

Author: Hing C. Chan
ISBN: OCLC:228022781
Release Date: 1991

The performance of ground-based surveillance radars is affected by the spectral characteristics and the temporal statistics of ground clutter. Traditionally, ground clutter problems are treated by employing filtering techniques such as delay-line cancellers. These techniques result in a degraded detection performance of low-velocity targets. With the worsening congestion in air traffic, there is an increased demand for improved performance of low-velocity target detection. To improve the detection performance of ground-based surveillance radars for low-velocity targets, signal processing algorithms which exploit ground-clutter characteristics must be developed. This requires a thorough understanding of ground-clutter behaviour. In this paper, we report the results of the spectral and statistical analyses of low-angle ground clutter, using data of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Phase I program and S-band coherent ground-clutter data collected by the Radar Division of the Defence research Establishment Ottawa. The results of the spectral analysis show that ground clutter, as observed by a coherent radar with a stationary antenna, comprises three components: (a) a coherent component, (b) a slow-diffuse component and (c) a fast-diffuse component. These components can be described by relatively simple models. The model parameters are functions of radar frequency, waveform resolution, land cover and wind speed.

Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB Third Edition

Author: Bassem R. Mahafza
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439884966
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Developed from the author’s graduate-level courses, the first edition of this book filled the need for a comprehensive, self-contained, and hands-on treatment of radar systems analysis and design. It quickly became a bestseller and was widely adopted by many professors. The second edition built on this successful format by rearranging and updating topics and code. Reorganized, expanded, and updated, Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB®, Third Edition continues to help graduate students and engineers understand the many issues involved in radar systems design and analysis. Each chapter includes the mathematical and analytical coverage necessary for obtaining a solid understanding of radar theory. Additionally, MATLAB functions/programs in each chapter further enhance comprehension of the theory and provide a source for establishing radar system design requirements. Incorporating feedback from professors and practicing engineers, the third edition of this bestselling text reflects the state of the art in the field and restructures the material to be more convenient for course use. It includes several new topics and many new end-of-chapter problems. This edition also takes advantage of the new features in the latest version of MATLAB. Updated MATLAB code is available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Principles of Modern Radar

Author: Jerry Eaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461319719
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book, Principles of Modern Radar, has as its genesis a Georgia Tech short course of the same title. This short course has been presented an nually at Georgia Tech since 1969, and a very comprehensive set of course notes has evolved during that seventeen year period. The 1986 edition of these notes ran to 22 chapters, and all of the authors involved, except Mr. Barrett, were full time members of the Georgia Tech research faculty. After considerable encouragement from various persons at the university and within the radar community, we undertook the task of editing the course notes for formal publication. The contents of the book that ensued tend to be practical in nature, since each contributing author is a practicing engineer or scientist and each was selected to write on a topic embraced by his area(s) of expertise. Prime examples are Chaps. 2, 5, and 10, which were authored by E. F. Knott, G. W. Ewell, and N. C. Currie, respectively. Each of these three researchers is rec ognized in the radar community as an expert in the technical area that his chap ter addresses, and each had already authored and published a major book on his subject. Several other contributing authors, including Dr. Bodnar, Mr. Bruder, Mr. Corriher, Dr. Reedy, Dr. Trebits, and Mr. Scheer, also have major book publications to their credit.

Radar Handbook Third Edition

Author: Merrill Skolnik
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071485470
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covering the entire scope of the field - from basic theory to real world applications - this trusted resource offers the unmatched expertise of more than 30 world leaders in every major area of radar technology.

Weibull Radar Clutter

Author: Matsuo Sekine
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 0863411916
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The material presented in this book is intended to provide the reader with a pratical treatment of Weibull distribution as applied to radar systems. This book is primarily written for radar engineeres. Topics include: general derivation of Weibull distribution, measurements of Weibull-distributed clutter, comparison of Weibulkl distribution with various distributions including Rayleigh, gamma, log-nornal and k- distributions to name just a few.