Advanced Ultrawideband Radar Signals, Targets, and Applications
This book presents the latest theory, developments, and applications related to high resolution materials-penetrating sensor systems. An international team of expert researchers explains the problems and solutions for developing new techniques and applications. Subject areas include ultrawideband (UWB) signals propagation and scattering, materials-penetrating radar techniques for small object detection and imaging, biolocation using holographic techniques, tomography, medical applications, nondestructive testing methods, electronic warfare principles, through-the-wall radar propagation effects, and target identification through measuring the target return signal spectrum changes.
Progress and Future Directions. UWB Signal Waveforms and Target Interactions. Signal Scattering from Targets Smaller than Radar Spatial Resolution. UWB Pulse Scattering of Aerial and Subsurface Resonant Objects. Early and Late Time Response of UWB Signals. Advances in Ultrawideband Radar Detection and Location of Buried Targets. Materials-Penetrating Radar Techniques. Prototype UWB Radar Object Scanner. Bioradiolocation and Monitoring with Holographic Radar. RF Tomography. Future Medical Applications of UWB Radar. Nondestructive Testing using UWB radar sensors. Progress in Noise Radars. Ultrawideband Radar Electronic Warfare Systems. Resonance and Aspect Matched Adaptive UWB Radar Techniques. Modeling of UWB Signals for Biolocation. Through-the-Wall Radar.
"This book contains many color photos printed with great clarity on highquality paper. Even the black-and-white pictures exhibit superior resolution. With 35 contributors, this volume collects work from the best and brightest research experts in UWB radar. It is a book that you must have for your research and engineering tasks."
—IEEE Microwave Magazine, August 2019 Issue
"The field of UWB has seen immense progress in the past decades, and Jim Taylor made a remarkable effort in summarizing it in a comprehensive book. The book shows how UWB technology can benefit all applications in radar. This is probably the main strength: its usefulness for a wide range of radar practitioners and researchers."
—Lorenzo Lo Monte, Telephonics, Dayton, Ohio, USA
"The topics presented in the book really go beyond common UWB radar technology as the analysis of the frequency content of the returned UWB radio echo can really give insights into the properties of target material rather than just detecting it. The book particularly addresses one of the main and most misunderstood or commonly neglected aspects of UWB radar as in this case, on the contrary to conventional radars, the target doesn’t just behave as a point scatterer but, because of the fact that the signal is shorter in length than the distant length of the target, a series of components can be detected into the echo signal which are target’s aspect dependent, thus carrying important information on target material itself. Exciting applications of UWB radars are possible due to this effect which the book is considering extensively."
— Enrico M. Staderini, Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts
"This book will provide a comprehensive coverage of the recent advances in the theory, design, signal and image processing techniques, and essential applications of UWB radar. The topics covered in the twelve chapters are current-active areas of research in UWB technology, and the b