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Ultra-wideband Radar Technology




ISBN 9780849342677
Published September 21, 2000 by CRC Press
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In 1995, James D. Taylor's Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems introduced engineers to the theory behind a promising new concept for remote sensing. Since then, the field has undergone enormous growth with new applications realized and more applications conceptualized at a remarkable pace. However, understanding ultra-wideband (UWB) radar requires a new philosophical approach. Concepts such as radar cross section will have new meanings as range resolution becomes smaller than the target.

Ultra-Wideband Radar Technology is a guide to the future of radar by an international team of experts. They present the problems, solutions, and examples of UWB radar remote sensing. Chapters discuss the theory and ideas for future systems development, and show the potential capabilities. The writers present concepts such as the differences between UWB and conventional radars, improving over-resolved target detection, receivers and waveforms, micropower systems, high power switching, and bistatic radar polarimetry.

Finding comparable information elsewhere might require consulting hundreds of other books, technical journals, and symposium proceedings. Ultra-Wideband Radar Technology offers a unique opportunity to explore the theory, applications, and technology of UWB radar within a single source.

Table of Contents

Preface
Main Features of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Radars and Differences from Common Narrowband Radars, Igor I. Immoreev
Improved Signal Detection in UWB Radars, Igor I. Immoreev
High-Resolution Ultra-Wideband Radars, Nasser J. Mohamed
Ultra-Wideband Radar Receivers, James D. Taylor
Compression of Wideband Returns from Overspread Targets, Benjamin C. Flores and Roberto Vasquez, Jr.
The Micropower Impulse Radar, James D. Taylor and Thomas E. McEwan
Ultra-Wideband Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Robert B. James and Jeffrey B. Mendola
Design, Performance, and Applications of a Coherent Ultra-Wideband Random Noise Radar, Ram M. Narayanan, Yi Xu, Paul D. Haffmeyer, and John O. Curtis
New Power Semiconductor Devices for Generation of Nano- and Subnanosecond Pulses, Alexei F. Kardo-Sysoev
Fourier Series Based Waveform Generation and Signal Processing in Ultra-Wideband Radar, Gurnam S. Gill
High Resolution Step-Frequency Radar, Gurnam S. Gill
The CARABAS II VHF Synthetic Aperature Radar, Lars Ulander, Hans Hellsten, and James D. Taylor
Ultra-Wideband Radar Capability Demonstrations, James D. Taylor
Bistatic Radar Polarimetry Theory, Anne-Laure Germond, Eric Pottier, and Joseph Saillard

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