Radar Foundations for Imaging and Advanced Concepts
Roger J. Sullivan
Publisher: SciTech Publishing © 2004
List Price: $105.00
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About the Author
Through courses taught internally at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Dr. Roger Sullivan has devised a book that brings readers fully up to speed on the most essential quantitative aspects of general radar in order to introduce study of the most exciting and relevant applications to radar imaging and advanced concepts: Synthetic Aperture Radar (4 chapters), Space-time Adaptive Processing, moving target indication (MTI), bistatic radar, low probability of intercept (LPI) radar, weather radar, and ground-penetrating radar.
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Whether you are a radar novice or experienced professional, this is an essential reference that features the theory and practical application of formulas you use in radar design every day.
With this book, you are taken step-by-step through the development of modern airborne microwave radar, up to the cutting edge of emergent technologies including new results on theoretical 2D and 3D ISAR point-spread functions (PSF) and current discussions concerning dechirp/deskew processing, layover in SAR images, vibrating targets, foliage penetration, image quality parameters, and more. Plus, for students of electrical engineering, physics, and radar, this book provides the best source of basic airborne radar understanding, as well as a broad introduction to the field of radar imaging.
- Only book designed to lead the reader from basic concepts to a survey of imaging and advanced concepts.
- Devotes four full chapters to SAR/ISAR to fully prepare readers for advanced books.
- Exercises included at the end of each chapter for tests of understanding and reinforcement.
- Comprehensive 50-page glossary considerably more extensive than any general radar book.
- Considerable number of new results and methods are included.
Reviews from Users:
"...a very comprehensive text that covers a breadth of topics from the basic through current research trends. The coverage of many important radar topics separates this book from all others, including the classic Introduction to Radar Systems by Skolnik. These topics include imaging radar; target recognition; medium / high PRF pulse Doppler radar (including multiple PRF waveforms and the use of the Chinese Remainder Theorem); space-time adaptive processing; and bistatic radar. I would recommend this text for the new radar student as well as the practicing engineer."
"The subject book is a "must have" for the practicing radar engineer. It provides an excellent summary of virtually all major topics in radar signal processing: basic techniques, bearing estimation, ISAR, theory of SAR processing, super-resolution, target recognition, pulse-Doppler/MTI and STAP! Topics are covered in a clear, in-depth manner. Dr. Sullivan's expertise shines in the middle chapters of the book covering imaging radar; I enjoyed the extensive treatment of current topics, especially the discussion on SAR super-resolution and target ID. Additionally, Dr. Sullivan's ability to relate "book topics" to real-world sensor applications is a big plus."
"This is a comprehensive look at imaging radar, by a professional who has developed and deployed SAR systems. Good source book with state of the art references on such subjects as ISAR and STAP (clutter reduction) processing. Much of the last third of the book on specialized topics is derived from government-funded radar (SAR, GMTI, and SAIP target recognition ) research, such as the Global Hawk UAV SAR. Thus, as a sourcebook for working engineers in the defense reconnaissance community it is more practical than a standard academic textbook."
"Well written, clearly annotated, thorough, and full of detailed data on radars; there is a lot to recommend this book to the practicing engineer. Sullivan�s book covers an extremely broad swath of the world of microwave radar and makes an excellent desktop source. With the possible exception of the venerable but considerably larger (and heavier!) “Radar Handbook”, no single volume covers the diverse topics this book does. The first five chapters (along with chapter ten on pulse Doppler radar) form a ready-made semester-long text (with problems) on ground-based radar, proceeding from first principles and a brief historical note through subsystems, propagation effects, signal processing, and tracking radar. From there the book goes on to the more specialized topics of SAR/ISAR, automatic target recognition (ATR), airborne operation, STAP, and bi-static operation. The illustrations and graphics are superior and set Sullivan�s book apart: clear, easy to read, and clearly annotated (including citing the reference, when appropriate). A feature I have found useful are the numerous tables showing “real-world” SAR operational and hardware parameters. These tables are quite detailed and thorough and set the book apart from other books in the field. Another example of the book�s thoroughness is the author�s decision to include topics such as the effects of target translation and rotation on SAR imagery and to detail some of the work in the field in dealing with the phenomenon. As mentioned in the book, this represents some of the very latest research in the field on SAR/ISAR work.
"This book is extremely well written and very useful. It introduces radar concepts and explains them in enough detail to understand the underlying physics. Mathematical derivations are accompanied by good illustrations and excellent verbal descriptions and are easy for anyone with a technical background to understand. The material is logically presented and can be used to do radar design work, trade studies, simulations, or estimates of performance. It is a very good reference book for someone who already understands radar, as well as an excellent textbook for someone just learning about modern radars."
"I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a basic understanding of radar fundamentals as well as more advanced concepts. The book covers almost every aspect of modern radar and gives extensive references for in-depth study. A unique feature of the book is its thorough discussion on imaging radar and the related digital signal processing. Many of the homework problems given at the end of each chapter also help to enhance the understanding of various concepts developed throughout the book."
Foreword by John N. Entzminger, Jr.
About the Author / Editor
PART ONE: RADAR FUNDAMENTALS
1. Introduction to Radar
2. Radar Systems
3. Interaction of Radar Waves with the External Environment
4. Elementary Radar Signal Processing
5. Angle Measurement
PART TWO: IMAGING RADAR
6. Introduction to Imaging Radar
7. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
8. SAR/ISAR Digital Imagery
9. Target Recognition in SAR/ISAR Imagery
SECTION THREE: PULSE-DOPPLER RADAR AND MTI RADAR
10. Pulse-Doppler Radar
11. Observation of Moving Targets by an Airborne Radar
PART FOUR: SPECIAL RADAR TOPICS
12. Space-Time Adaptive Processing
13. Bistatic Radar and Low-Probability-of-Intercept Radar
14. Weather Radar and Ground-Penetrating Radar
Glossary (50 pages)
Dr. Roger J. Sullivan received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a thesis in X-ray astronomy. At System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA, he led analyses of arms control options and nuclear weapons effects. He then contributed to the development of a series of imaging instrumentation radars, which are operated on outdoor and indoor radar ranges. At the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (now Veridian), Ann Arbor, MI, he served as Program Manager for development of an X/C/L-band polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) carried by a US Navy P-3 aircraft, and led many analyses concerning SAR performance and automatic target recognition. Currently, at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, VA, he advises the US government concerning SAR and ground-moving target indication (GMTI) radars on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and performs analyses concerning new radar concepts for ballistic missile defense, air defense, and mine detection.