Radar Essentials: A Concise Handbook for Radar Design and Performance Analysis

Radar Essentials: A Concise Handbook for Radar Design and Performance Analysis

by G. Richard Curry

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When you need vital data fast, turn to Radar Essentials. This compact yet comprehensive reference has compiled the most used principles, data, tables, and equations that are used by radar and aerospace system designers on a daily basis. Experts and non-experts alike will find this to be their go-to source for recalling and understanding the fundamentals and employing them in design and performance analysis.

Key features: Discussion of principles, design, and operation including radar functions, types, frequencies, configurations and nomenclature. Characteristics and capabilities of key subsystems including antennas, transmitters, receivers, T/R modules, and signal and data processing. Radar performance evaluation techniques and data including radar cross section, signal-to-noise ratio, target detection, search, radar measurements, and tracking. Discussion and data on the radar environment including atmospheric refraction and losses, rain attenuation, terrain, sea and rain clutter, terrain masking and multipath, ionospheric effects on radar performance, and electronic countermeasures. Radar techniques including waveform design, moving-target indication (MTI), displaced phase-center arrays (DPCA), pulse Doppler operation, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), and target classification, discrimination and identification.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613530078
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Series: Radar, Sonar and Navigation Series
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

G. Richard Curry is a consultant in radar systems applications with more than 50 years experience in system analysis and design, military R&D planning, technology assessment, and management. He received his M.S. in electricalengineering from MIT.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Radar Basics
  • Chapter 2: Radar Subsystems
  • Chapter 3: Radar Performance
  • Chapter 4: Radar Environment
  • Chapter 5: Radar Techniques
  • Chapter 6: Computation Aids

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