1st Edition

Ultrawideband Radar Applications and Design

Edited By James D. Taylor Copyright 2012
    536 Pages 325 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Providing a practical review of the latest technology in the field, Ultrawideband Radar Applications and Design presents cutting-edge advances in theory, design, and practical applications of ultrawideband (UWB) radar. This book features contributions from an international team of experts to help readers learn about a wide range of UWB topics, including:

    • History of the technology
    • American and European governmental regulations and key definitions
    • Nonsinusoidal wave propagation theory
    • Random signal radar
    • Object detection by ground permittivity measurements
    • Large-target backscattering effects
    • Medical applications
    • Large current radiator antenna design
    • Materials-penetrating theory
    • Radar signal processing
    • Weak-signal detection methods
    • Holographic and real time radar imaging

    This book’s contributors use practical information to illustrate the latest theoretical developments and demonstrate UWB radar principles through case studies. Radar system engineers will find ideas for precision electronic sensing systems for use in medical, security, industrial, construction, and geophysical applications, as well as those used in archeological, forensic and transportation operations.

    Introduction to Ultrawideband Radar Applications and Design, J.D. Taylor

    Development of Ultrawideband Communications Systems and Radar Systems, T.W. Barrett

    Signal Waveform Variations in Ultrawideband Wireless Systems: Causes and Aftereffects, I.Y. Immoreev

    American and European Regulations on Ultrawideband Systems, J.D. Taylor

    Principles of Materials-Penetrating Ultrawideband Radar Systems, J.D. Taylor

    Ultrawideband and Random Signal Radar, H. Sun

    Automatic Measurement of Ground Permittivity and Automatic Detection of Object Location with GPR Images Containing a Response from a Local Object, M.M. Golovko and G.P. Pochanin

    UWB Pulse Backscattering from Objects Located near Uniform Half-Space, O.I. Sukharevsky, S.A. Gorelyshev, and V.A. Vasilets

    Medical Applications of Ultrawideband Radar, J.D. Taylor

    Large Current Radiators: Problems, Analysis, and Design, G.P. Pochanin and S.A. Masalov

    Novelda Nanoscale Impulse Radar, J.D. Taylor and D.T. Wisland

    Principles and Methods of Material-Penetrating UWB Radar Imagery, A. Boryssenko and E. Boryssenko

    Holographic Subsurface Radar Technology and Applications, S.I. Ivashov, L. Capineri, and T.D. Bechtel

    Xaver™ Through-Wall UWB Radar Design Study, J.D. Taylor, E. Hochdorf, J. Oaknin, R. Daisy, and A. Beeri

    The Camero, Inc., Radar Signal Acquisition System for Signal-to-Noise Improvement, J.D. Taylor, E. Hochdorf, A. Beeri, and R. Daisy

    The Camero, Inc., Time Delay Calibration System for Range Cell Synchronization, J.D. Taylor, E. Hochdorf, and N. Shani

    The Camero, Inc., UWB Radar for Concealed Weapons Detection, J.D. Taylor and E. Hochdorf


    James D. Taylor serves as the chairman of the IEEE Ultrawideband Radar Committee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the Virginia Military Institute in 1963 and master’s degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology and served as an officer in the US Army and Air Force until 1991. During the 1980s he worked with the defense planners who promoted nonsinusoidal radar systems and coined the term ultrawideband. After retiring he edited and co-authored Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems (1995) and Ultra-Wideband Radar Technology (2000) for CRC Press. He served as editor and lexicographer of IEEE STD 1762 Standard for Ultrawideband Radar Definitions. He lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida, USA as a gentleman engineer, UWB radar consultant, and technical writer.

    James Taylor has collected a strong collection of international contributors who can thoroughly articulate the difficulties with the development of ultrawideband (UWB) radars. … The text provides insight into practical design of waveforms that have low probability of detection, and efficient waveform ambiguity properties for detecting fixed and moving targets.
    —Mark E. Davis, Medavis Consulting, New York