Principles of Modern Radar

Principles of Modern Radar


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This third and final volume in the Principles of Modern Radar series brings all the fundamentals and advanced techniques of the prior volumes to their logical conclusion by presenting the applications of radar. This unique book provides in-depth discussions of the most important areas in current radar practice, serving primarily radar practitioners and advanced graduate students.

For those needing to become experts in an advanced technology or application area, Radar Applications should be the foundation of their research before they tackle in-depth, single topic advanced books and literature. These advanced books are suggested at the end of each chapter to guide readers toward the best published works.

Principles of Modern Radar: Radar Applications provides concise descriptions of the purposes, principal issues, and radar methods found in a wide variety of current radar types with military, commercial, and civilian uses. These types of radar include continuous wave (CW) radar, weather and air traffic control, pulse Doppler, fire control, ground moving target indication, and unconventional applications such as materials and ground penetrating radar.

This book combines the best attributes of edited and single-author references. It draws on the expertise of authors from academia and industry, active in both teaching and ongoing research. These specialists provide greater depth and experience over the broad range of radar topics than could any single author. As with the entire Principles of Modern Radar series, this book was community reviewed by experts from around the world for coherence and consistency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891121548
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Radar, Sonar and Navigation Series
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. William L. Melvin is Director of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor in Georgia Tech's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has authored over 150 publications and holds three patents on adaptive radar processing.

James A. Scheer has been directly involved in radar research and development for over 40 years. He is editor of the book Coherent Radar Performance Estimation (Artech, 1993), has authored chapters in five radar textbooks, and is an instructor in a variety of radar short courses, including Principles of Modern Radar.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Radar Applications
  • Chapter 2: Continuous wave radar
  • Chapter 3: MMW Radar Characteristics and Applications
  • Chapter 4: Fire Control Radar
  • Chapter 5: Airborne Pulse-Doppler Radar
  • Chapter 6: Multiple-Function Phased Array Radar Systems
  • Chapter 7: Ballistic Missile Defence Radar
  • Chapter 8: Ground Based Early Warning Radar (GBEWR): Technology and Signal Processing Algorithms
  • Chapter 9: Surface Moving Target Indication (SMTI)
  • Chapter 10: Space-Based SAR for Remote Sensing
  • Chapter 11: Passive Bistatic Radar
  • Chapter 12: Air traffic control radar
  • Chapter 13: Weather Radar
  • Chapter 14: Foliage Penetration RADAR
  • Chapter 15: Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Chapter 16: Police Radar

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