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Introduction to Radar Analysis

2nd Edition

By Bassem R. Mahafza

Chapman and Hall/CRC

444 pages | 456 B/W Illus.

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Description

Introduction to Radar Analysis, Second Edition is a major revision of the popular textbook. It is written within the context of communication theory as well as the theory of signals and noise. By emphasizing principles and fundamentals, the textbook serves as a vital source for students and engineers.

Part I bridges the gap between communication, signal analysis, and radar. Topics include modulation techniques and associated Continuous Wave (CW) and pulsed radar systems.

Part II is devoted to radar signal processing and pulse compression techniques.

Part III presents special topics in radar systems including radar detection, radar clutter, target tracking, phased arrays, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

Many new exercise are included and the author provides comprehensive easy-to-follow mathematical derivations of all key equations and formulas.

The author has worked extensively for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Space and Missile Command, and other military agencies. This is not just a textbook for senior level and graduates students, but a valuable tool for practicing radar engineers.

Features

  • Authored by a leading industry radar professional.
  • Comprehensive up-to-date coverage of radar systems analysis issues.
  • Easy to follow mathematical derivations of all equations and formulas
  • Numerous graphical plots and table format outputs. One part of the book is dedicated to radar waveforms and radar signal processing.

Table of Contents

Part I – Continuous Wave (CW) and Pulsed Radar Systems Chapter 1 - Continuous and Discrete Time Domain Signal Analysis; Chapter 2 – Radar Types and the Radar Equation; Part II - Radar Subsystems; Chapter 3 – Radar Array Antennas; Chapter 4 – Radar Signal Processing; Chapter 5 - The Ambiguity Function; Chapter 6 - Pulse Compression; Chapter 7 – Probability of Detection Calculations; Chapter 8 - Radar Clutter; Part III – Special Topics in Radars; Chapter 9 - Moving Target Indicator (MTI); Chapter 10 – Environmental Effects; Chapter 11: Target Tracking; Chapter 12 - Synthetic Aperture Radar; Appendix A: Fourier Transform Table; Appendix B: Some Common Probability Densities; Appendix C: Z Transform Table; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

The author is Founder, Principal, and Chief Engineer of deciBel Research, Inc,.specializing in radar systems and associated sensors technologies. At the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) he served as a graduate committee chair, co-chair, and surrogate chair. He published numerous technical referred / journal papers as well as referred conference papers. He continues to teach on different topics of radar systems using several venues. He has taught courses directly to the US Army, US Air Force, and industry engineers as well as through the Continued Education program at the UAH, and the Advanced Technology Institute which is affiliated with the John Hopkins University in Maryland. The author has worked for the US Army, US Space and Missile Command, the Missile Defense Agency, and the US Army Aviation and Missile Command. I started my industry career as a senior scientist at KBM Enterprises and shortly after that at COLSA Corporation. The author founded decibal Research, Inc. in 2002.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM046000
COMPUTERS / Operating Systems / General
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
MAT003000
MATHEMATICS / Applied
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical