This book is a practitioner's guide to all aspects of pulse Doppler radar. It concentrates on airborne military radar systems since they are the most used, most complex, and most interesting of the pulse Doppler radars; however, ground-based and non-military systems are also included.
It covers the fundamental science, signal processing, hardware issues, systems design and case studies of typical systems. It will be a useful resource for engineers of all types (hardware, software and systems), academics, post-graduate students, scientists in radar and radar electronic warfare sectors and military staff. Case studies add interest and credibility by illustrating how and where the ideas presented within the book work in real life.
This book is an important reference providing complete and up-to-date coverage of a significant area of radar technology and is an important source for engineers and academics who lecture this subject.
Key features include:
- Methods of selection of precise PRF values
- PRF schedule design
- Strategies to combat the ghosting problem
- Minimize range/velocity blindness and minimize dwell time
- Case studies on generic radar types such as airborne fire control radar, airborne early warningradar, active radar missile seekers and air defense radars
About the Author
Clive Alabaster is a Lecturer in the Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering at Cranfield University, UK. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cranfield in 2004.
In 1985, after receiving his BSc, he joined GEC-Marconi in the microwave design group of the airborne radar division. He worked as a design and development engineer on the microwave synthesizer and front end receiver design of an airborne intercept radar fitted to a fast-strike aircraft. In 1992 he worked for Serco as a lecturer in radar and microwave engineering at the School of Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering, Arborfield Garrison, UK where he taught technicians of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps.
Alabaster joined the academic staff at Cranfield University in 1998. In 2001 he established a research program for medium PRF pulse Doppler waveforms, which has won several applied research contracts with industry and defense organizations.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Basic Concepts
- Chapter 1: Historical Justification for Pulse Doppler Radar
- Chapter 2: Radar Detection Performance
- Chapter 3: Pulsed Radar
- Chapter 4: Doppler Sensing Radar
- Chapter 5: The Ambiguity Function
- Chapter 6: Clutter
- Chapter 7: Pulse Doppler Processing
- Chapter 8: Radar Hardware
- Part IIA: High Pulse Repetition Frequency Pulse Doppler Radar
- Chapter 9: High Pulse Repetition Frequency Pulse Doppler Radar
- Chapter 10: Frequency Modulation Ranging in High PRF
- Part IIB: Medium Pulse Repetition Frequency Pulse Doppler Radar
- Chapter 11: Introduction to Medium Pulse Repetition Frequency Radar
- Chapter 12: Factors Affecting the Choice of PRFs
- Chapter 13: Medium Pulse Repetition Frequency Schedule Design
- Chapter 14: Detection Performance
- Part III: Case Studies
- Chapter 15: Methods of Pulse Repetition Frequency Selection
- Chapter 16: Airborne Fire Control Radar
- Chapter 17: Airborne Early Warning Radar
- Chapter 18: Active Radar Missile Seekers
- Chapter 19: Ground-Based Air Defense Radar