Bistatic Radar, Second Edition
Nicholas J. Willis
Publisher: SciTech Publishing © 2005
List Price: $89.00
Table of Contents
About the Author
This book is a major extension of a chapter on bistatic radar written by the author for the Radar Handbook, 2nd edition, edited by Merrill Skolnik.
Table of Contents
It provides a history of bistatic systems that points out to potential designers the applications that have worked and the dead-ends not worth pursuing. The text reviews the basic concepts and definitions, and explains the mathematical development of relationships, such as geometry, Ovals of Cassini, dynamic range, isorange and isodoppler contours, target doppler, and clutter doppler spread.
- All development and analysis are derived from first order principles or referenced to established literature.
- All approximations are accompanied by error analyses. All bistatic radar equations are rationalized; i.e., they are shown in the limit to reduce to monostatic radar equations.
- Past bistatic radar developments and programs are critiqued. Fundamental advantages and limitations are identified. Potential bistatic radar applications are developed and assessed.
- The 329 pages include plentiful figures, tables, equations, six appendices and a bibliography.
About the Author / Editor
1: Introduction and Overview
Applications and Issues
3: Coordinate Systems, Geometry, and Equations
4: Range Relationships
Pattern Propagation Factors
Ovals of Cassini
Target Path Dynamic Range
Isorange Ellipsoids, Isorange Contours, and Range Cells
Operating Limits and Instantaneous S/N Dynamic Range
5: Location and Area Relationships
Measurement and Location Errors
Clutter Cell Area
Maximum Unambiguous Range and PRF
6: Doppler Relationships
Clutter Doppler Spread
Doppler Beat Frequency
7: Target Resolution
Synthetic Aperture Radar Isorange Resolution
8: Target Cross Section
Pseudomonostatic RCS Region
Bistatic RCS Region
Glint Reduction in the Bistatic RCS Region
Forward-Scatter RCS Region
10: Electronic Countermeasures and Counter-Countermeasures
11: Multistatic Radars
Receiving Aperture Characteristics
12: Special Concepts and Applications
13: Special Problems and Requirements
Phase Synchronization and Stability
Appendix A: Early Publication of Bistatic Radar Phenomenology
Appendix B: Width of a Bistatic Range Cell
Appendix C: Approximation to the Location Equation
Appendix D: Area Within a Maximum Range Oval of Cassini
Appendix E: Relationships Between Parameters in Target Location and Clutter Doppler Spread Equations
Appendix F: Orthogonal Conic Section Theorems
Nicholas J. Wilis spent his entire career in the U.S. military industrial complex, beginning with a NROTC scholarship to Stanford University and graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1956. He spent five years in the U.S. Navy serving on destroyer duty and testing naval radars at White Sands Missile Range. He then joined industry to work on radars and electronic warfare for sixteen years with Philco-Ford, SRI International and Systems Control, Inc.
In 1976 he was asked to rejoin the U.S. government for a five-year tour at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to work on stealth radars and vehicles. He rejoined industry for his final 17 years designing and evaluating radars at Technology Service Corp. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. Mr. Willis is now retired but occasionally consults for government and industry.
Mr. Willis has published one book on bistatic radar and authored two book chapters, one on bistatic radar and one on electronic warfare, along with two award-winning radar papers in defense journals.