Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems: An Introduction by Philippe LacommeAir and Spaceborne Radar Systems: An Introduction by Philippe Lacomme

Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems: An Introduction

byPhilippe Lacomme, Philippe Lacomme, Jean-Claude Marchais...

Other | March 27, 2001

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A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors. ""This introduction to the field of radar is intended for actual users of radar. It focuses on the history, main principles, functions, modes, properties and specific nature of modern airborne radar. The book examines radar's role within the system when carrying out is assigned missions, showing the possibilities of radar as well as its limitations. Finally, given the changing operational requirements and the potential opened up by modern technological developments, a concluding section describes how radar may evolve in the future.

The authors review the current state of the main types of airborne and spaceborne radar systems, designed for specific missions as well as for the global environment of their host aircraft or satellites. They include numerous examples of the parameters of these radars. The emphasis in the book is not only on a particular radar technique, but equally on the main radar functions and missions. Even if a wide range of techniques are described in this book, the focus is on those which are connected to practical applications.

Title:Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems: An IntroductionFormat:OtherDimensions:524 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 2001Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815516134

ISBN - 13:9780815516132

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Table of Contents

Part I ù General Principles
The History and Basic Principles of Radar
Initial Statements of OperationalRequirements
The RADAR Equation
Propagation
Noise and Spurious Signals
Detection of Point Targets
Part II ù Target Detection and Tracking
Clutter Cancellation
Air-to-Air Detection
Air Target Tracking
Ground Target Detection and Tracking
Maritime Target Detection and Tracking
Electromagnetic Pollution
Part III ù Ground Mapping and Imagery
Ground Mapping
Radar Imagery
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Synthetic Aperture Radar Specific Aspects
Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
Other Observation Radars
Part IV ù Principal Applications
Radar Applications and Roles
Design Overview
Multifunction Radar
Technological Aspects
Part V ù Radars of the Future
The Changing Target
Operational Aspects
Principal Limitations of Present-day Radars
Electronically Steered Antennas
Airborne and Spaceborne Radar Enhancement
Conclusions
List of Acronyms
List of Symbols
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index