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Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems

1st Edition

Edited by James D. Taylor

CRC Press

688 pages

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This introductory reference covers the technology and concepts of ultra-wideband (UWB) radar systems. It provides up-to-date information for those who design, evaluate, analyze, or use UWB technology for any application. Since UWB technology is a developing field, the authors have stressed theory and hardware and have presented basic principles and concepts to help guide the design of UWB systems. Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems is a comprehensive guide to the general features of UWB technology as well as a source for more detailed information.

Table of Contents

Ultra-Wideband Radar Overview, J.D. Taylor

Introduction

Ultra-Wideband Radar Terminology and Concepts

Potential Applications of UWB Radar

UWB Systems Frequency Spectrum Sharing and Interference Issues

Book

Conclusion

References

Technical Issues in Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems, H.F. Engler, Jr.

Introduction

Fundamental Radar Principles

Classification of Radar Waveforms

Technical Issues in UWB Radar System Design

Summary

References

Appendices: Signal Characteristics Governing Range and Velocity Measurement Resolution; Range Accuracy Requirements for Velocity Estimation from Differential Time Delay; The Concept of Nonlinearity

Analytical Techniques for Ultra-Wideband Signals, M. Rangaswamy and T.K. Sarkar

Preface

Part 1: Fourier Analysis of Signals

Introduction

Information and Bandwidth

Fourier Analysis of Signals

Properties of the Fourier Transform

Dirac-Delta Function

Fourier Transform of Periodic Signals

Numerical Computation of the Fourier Transform

Spectral Density

Times Correlation of Power Signals

Power Spectral Density of Random Signals

Conclusion

References

Part 2: Laplace Transforms and Signal Analysis

Introduction

Laplace Transforms

Inverse Laplace Transform

Properties of Laplace Transform

One-Sided Laplace Transform

Applications of the Two-Sided Laplace Transform

Pulse Propagation in a Long Medium

Conclusion

References

Part 3: Limitations of Time and Frequency Approaches

Introduction

Consideration in Performing Time-Domain Measurements

Data Acquisition

Processing Considerations

Transformations from the Discrete to the Continuous Domain

Experimental Verification

Characterization of Objects in the Frequency Domain

Conclusion

References

Transmitters

Power Supply Design, D. Platts

Introduction

Considerations for Power Supply Design

Pulsed Power Supplies

Switching Techniques for Pulsed Power Supplies

Conclusion

References

Light-Activated Semiconductor Switches for UWB Radar, O.S.F. Zucker and I.A. McIntyre

Introduction

The Evolution of the Requirements

Digital Synthesis of UWB Signals by Sequential Switching

Digital Synthesis: Experimental Results

Switches and Their Limits

Switch Optical Requirements

Switch Choice

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Ultra-Wideband Antenna Technology

Introduction and Overview

Antennas and UWB Signals, P.R. Foster

Introduction

Antenna Elements

Aperture Antennas

References

Array Antenna Calculations in the Time Domain Using Pseudorandomly Coded Signals, J.D. Halsey

Introduction

Impulse Signal Design

Correlating Receivers

Fundamentals of Beamforming in the Time Domain

Numerical Simulation

Conclusions

References

Appendix: A Discussion of Time-Domain Field Equations

Ultra-Wideband Impulse Antennas, M.G.M. Hussain

Introduction

Relative Bandwidth

The Large-Current Radiator

Field Strengths and Magnetic Flux of the Large-Current Radiator

Measured Antenna Patterns

References

Linear Array Beam Forming with Nonsinusoidal Waves, M.G.M. Hussain

Introduction

Array Beamforming with Sinusoidal Waves

Beamforming with Nonsinusoidal Waves

Frequency Domain Array Beamforming

Transfer Function and Impulse Response of Linear Array

Synthesis of Antenna Array Beam Patterns

Summary

References

Direct Radiating Systems

A Basic UWB Design and Experiments: Blumlein Impulse Generator and TEM Radiator, W.C. Nunnally and R.N. Edwards

Practical UWB Impulse Generators and Radiators

Description of Transverse Electromagnetic Transmitter

Basic Impulse Radiation Considerations

Experimental Results

Conclusions

References

Design and Analysis of an Example of NEMP Radiating Antenna, D. Giri

Introduction

Design and Analysis of an Example of NEMP Radiating Antenna

Radiating NEMP Simulators

Antenna Concepts for UWB Radar

Acknowledgments

References

Propagation and Energy Transfer

RF Propagation in the Atmosphere, R. Roussel-Dupré

Introduction

UWB Propagation

Low-Power Propagation through a Background Plasma

High-Power Propagation in Nonlinear Media

References

Energy Transfer through Media and Sensing of the Media, T.W. Barrett

Introduction to Energy Transfer Concepts

Advanced Theory of Dielectrics and Transmissions through Media

Pulse Envelope Effects

Soliton Waves, Group Theory, and Electromagnetic Missile Concepts

References

Appendices: Further Developments in Self-Induced Transparency; The Nonlinear Wave Equations and Solitons; Relation of U(1) and SU(2) Symmetry Groups

Transmitter Signature and Target Signature of Radar Signals, H.F. Harmuth

Introduction

Features of Carrier-Free Radar Signals

Position Coding and Large Target Signature

Character Coding and Large Target Signature

Conclusions

References

Appendix: Continuous and Transient Response of Resonant Circuits

Radar Cross Section and Target Scattering, M.L. VanBlaricum

Introduction

Radar Cross Section

The Scattering Matrix

Frequency Dependence of RCS

Relationships among CW, Transient, and Wideband Scattering

The Singularity Expansion Formulation

Resonance Based Target Identification

References

Ultra-Wideband Radar Receivers, J.D. Taylor and E.C. Kisenwether

Introduction

Narrowband and UWB Signal Receiver Concepts

UWB Threshold Signal Detection

Correlation Detection

UWB Radar Receivers and Signal Processing

References

Appendices: Narrowband Receiver Sensitivity to UWB Signals; Computation of Correlator Output vs. SNR

High Order Signal Processing for Ultra-Wideband Radar Signals, V.Z. Marmarelis, D. Sheby, E.C. Kisenwether, and T.A. Erdley

Introduction

Background

Methodology

Experiment

Results

Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Performance Prediction and Modeling, T.W. Barrett

Introduction and Overview

Theoretical Background for Time Domain Signal Processing

Radar Performance Prediction Principles

Comparison Analysis of Frequency Domain and Time Domain Signals

Time Domain Radar Performance Prediction

Rules for Time Domain Radar Performance Equation

Practical Example of a Time Domain Radar System and Analysis

References

Appendices: Periodic, Aperiodic, and Random Signals; The Gaussian Approximation: Heterodyne vs. Homodyne Reception; Boundary Diffraction

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical