Radar Principles For The Non-specialist by John C. ToomayRadar Principles For The Non-specialist by John C. Toomay

Radar Principles For The Non-specialist

byJohn C. Toomay

Paperback | March 15, 2012

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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.
Title:Radar Principles For The Non-specialistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 1.73 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940116987X

ISBN - 13:9789401169875

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Table of Contents

1 Elementary Electromagnetics and the Radar Range Equation.- Radio Waves.- A Simple Radar.- The Radar Range Equation.- Surveillance.- Tracking.- Exercises.- References.- 2 Antennas.- A Parabolic Reflector.- The Antenna Pattern.- The Interferometer.- Finding Sidelobe Levels.- Array Radars.- Beam Steering with Phase Shifters.- Other Beam Steering Approaches.- Element Spacing.- Array Gain.- Array Thinning.- Array Design Considerations.- Exercises.- References.- 3 Detection and Tracking.- The Problem of Detection.- Noise Distributions.- Signal-to-Noise Ratio.- Designing Thresholds.- Some Detection Techniques.- Integration.- M-Out-of-N Detection.- Tracking.- Angle Tracking.- Conical Scan Techniques.- Monopulse Tracking.- Range Tracking.- Doppler Tracking.- Kalman Filters.- Exercises.- References.- 4 Radar Cross Section.- RCS of a Sphere.- RCSs of Simple Objects.- Polarization.- Chaff Characteristics.- Diffuse Targets and Clutter.- Radar Signatures.- Exercises.- References.- 5 Waveforms and Signal Processing.- Characteristics of the Simple Pulse.- Range Measurement.- Accuracy.- Resolution.- Doppler Measurements.- Pulse Compression.- FM Chirp.- Features of FM Chirp.- Alternate Methods.- Time Sidelobes.- Pulse Burst Waveforms.- Ambiguity Functions.- Signal Processing.- Basic Receiver Chain.- Signal Processing Topics.- Exercises.- References.- 6 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM).- Mainbeam Jamming.- Sidelobe Jamming.- Sidelobe Cancellers.- Low-Probability-of-Intercept Radar (LPIR).- Other Jamming Techniques.- Passive ECM.- Exercises.- References.- 7 Systems Applications.- Over-the-Horizon Radars.- Antennas.- Waveforms.- Hardware.- Radar Altimeters.- Antennas.- Radar Cross Section.- Waveforms.- Hardware.- Ionospheric Radars.- Mission.- Parameters.- Advanced Technology Radars.- Moving Target Indication.- Noncoherent MTIs.- Coherent Mils.- Pulse-Doppler Radars.- Ambiguity.- Airborne Pulse-Doppler Radars.- Synthetic Aperture Radar.- Mapping Ground Objects.- SAR Variations.- SAR Limitations.- "Mapping" Objects in Space.- Laser Radars.- Lidar Range Equation.- Lidar S/N.- Lidar RCS.- Exercises.- References.- 8 Loose Ends of Radar Lore.- Radar Horizon.- Properties of the Medium.- Ionosphere.- Attenuation.- Refraction.- Polarization Rotation.- Troposphere.- Far Field of an Antenna.- Convenient Radar Rules of Thumb.- Exercises.- References.- 9 Radar Potentials and Limitations.- Surveillance.- Navigation.- Signatures.- Science.- Summary.- Appendix 1 Conversion to Decibels.- Appendix 2 The Electromagnetic Spectrum.- Appendix 3 Fourier Series and Transforms.- Fourier Series.- Fourier Transforms.- Appendix 4 Answers to Exercises.- Appendix 5 Glossary.