Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles
Mark Richards, James Scheer, William Holm
Publisher: SciTech Publishing © 2010
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About the Author
Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles is a comprehensive and modern textbook for courses in radar systems and technology at the college senior and graduate student level; a professional training textbook for formal in-house courses for new hires; a reference for ongoing study following a radar short course; and a self-study and professional reference book.
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Principles of Modern Radar focuses on four key areas:
BASIC CONCEPTS, such as the the radar range equation and threshold detection;
RADAR SIGNAL PHENOMENOLOGY, such as radar cross section models, clutter, atmospheric effects, and Doppler effects;
DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL MAJOR SUBSYSTEMS OF MODERN RADARS, such as the antenna, transmitter, receiver, including modern architectural elements such as exciters, and advanced signal processors; and:
SIGNAL AND DATA PROCESSING BASICS, from digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals, through detection, Doppler processing, waveforms and pulse compression, basic imaging concepts, and tracking fundamentals.
While several established books address introductory radar systems, Principles of Modern Radar differs from these in its breadth of coverage, its emphasis on current methods (without losing sight of bedrock principles), and its adoption of an appropriate level of quantitative rigor for the intended audience of students and new professional hires.
Full Errata List - Updated 5/22/2013
Special Note - Community Reviews
The manuscript for this book was reviewed by over 50 professionals in academia, military, and commercial enterprises. These reviewers were among thousands of potential users approached by the publisher and asked to share their expertise and experience in radar training and instruction. Their extensive comments, corrections, and insights ensure that Principles of Modern Radar will meet the needs of modern radar educators and students around the world. Written and edited by world-renowned radar instructors and critically reviewed by users before publication, this is truly a “radar community-driven” book.
G. Richard Curry - Consulting in Radar System Applications
Byron Edde, Consultant in Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems
Dr. Marshall Greenspan, Senior Systems Consulting Engineer - Northrop Grumman Corporation
Paul Hannen - SAIC, Beavercreek, OH and Wright State University
Randy Jost - Utah State University
David G. Long, Professor - Brigham Young University
Dr. John M. Milan - Consultant
Simon Watts, Deputy Scientific Director - Thales, UK Aerospace Division
Dr. Clive Alabaster, Lecturer - Cranfield University
Ronald Aloysius, Fellow Engineer - Northrop Grumman
Chris Baker, Dean & Director - ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Canberra
Edward Barile, Senior Principal Engineer - Raytheon
Dan Bernabei - Engineer Scientist - Department of Defense
Lee Blanton, Radar Systems Engineer - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Neal Brune, VP Countermeasures R&D - Esterline Defense Technologies
Koen van Caekenberghe - University of Michigan
Gerry Cain - DSP Creations, Ltd.
Kernan Chaisson, Air Force Retired, Washington Editor - Forecast International
I-Ting Chiang, Applicant Consultant - Lorentz Solution, Inc.
Jean-Yves Chouinard, Professor - Université Laval, Quebec Canada
Lawrence Cohen, Electronics Engineer - Radar Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Carlton Davis, Advisory Engineer - Northrop Grumman Corp.
Patrick Dever - Fellow Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Robert Egri - Cobham, DES
John J. Ermer, Engineering Fellow - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Dr. Mark Frank, Principal Engineer - Rohde & Schwarz Inc.
Christophe Fumeaux, Associate Professor - University of Adelaide
Fulvio Gini, Professor - University of Pisa
Nathan A. Goodman, Associate Professor - The University of Arizona
Dr. Martie Goulding, Senior Radar Systems Engineer - MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
John M. Green, Senior Instructor - Naval Postgraduate School
Hugh Griffiths - University College London
Dr. Walter Gustavo Fano, Associate Professior - Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco
Stephen Harman - Radar Systems Technical Manager - QinetiQ
Dr. Joseph Hucks, Electrical Engineer - Harris Corporation
Alan Keith - Boeing
Stephane Kemkemian, Radar Senior Expert - Thales Airborne Systems-France
Dr. Anatolii Kononov, Senior Researcher - Dept. of Radio and Space Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Theodoros G. Kostis - University of the Aegean
Richard Lane, Research Scientist - QinetiQ
Tony Leotta, Radar Consultant - ADL Associates
Richard Lethin, President - Reservoir Labs
Maurice Long - Private Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Southern Polytechnic State University
David Lynch - President, DL Science, Inc.
David Mackes, Senior Engineer - Northrop Grumman
Kevin McClaning, Senior RF Designer - Johns Hopkins University
Anders Nelander - Swedish Defense Research Agency
Natalia K. Nikolova, Professor - McMaster University
Myriam Nouvel, Search Engineer - Thales Radar and Warfare Technical Directorate
Dr. Chris Oliver, CBE, Technical Director - InfoSAR
Karl Erik Olsen, Senior Scientist - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
Dr. Pinaki S. Ray, Research Associate - The University of Adelaide
Brian Rigling, Associate Professor - Wright State University
Firooz Sadjaji, Senior Staff Research Scientist - Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dr. Earl Sager, Radar Physics Group Chief Scientist - System Planning Corporation
Paul E. Schmid, Ph.D., President - Engineering Systems, Inc.
John Shipley - Harris Govt. Communications
John Spurlin, Ph.D., P.E., Professor - Norfolk State University
Roger Sullivan - Institute for Defense Analysis (retired)
Ching Yeng Tan, Research Assistant - The University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Jay Virts - Raytheon Corporation, El Segundo, California
John Wendler - Harris Corporation
Andreas Wiessman - GAMMA Remote Sensing AG, Switzerland
Dick Wiley - Syracuse Research Associates (retired)
Ben Winstead, Principal Development Engineer - Honeywell International, Inc.
Ch. 1 Introduction and Radar Overview (James A. Scheer, William A. Holm)
About the Author / Editor
Ch. 2 The Radar Range Equation (James A. Scheer)
Ch. 3 Radar Search and Overview of Detection in Interference (James A. Scheer)
Ch. 4 Propagation Effects and Mechanisms (Jay Saffold)
Ch. 5 Characteristics of Clutter (Nicholas C. Currie)
Ch. 6 Target Reflectivity (John F. Shaeffer)
Ch. 7 Target Fluctuation Models (Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 8 Doppler Phenomenology and Data Acquisition (William A. Holm, Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 9 Radar Antennas (Christopher D. Bailey)
Ch. 10 Radar Transmitters (Tracy V. Wallace, Randy J. Jost, Paul Schmid)
Ch. 11 Radar Receivers (Joseph A. Bruder)
Ch. 12 Radar Exciters (James A. Scheer)
Ch. 13 The Radar Signal Processor (Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 14 Digital Signal Processing Fundamentals for Radar (Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 15 Threshold Detection of Radar Targets (Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 16 Constant False Alarm Rate Detectors (Byron M. Keel)
Ch. 17 Doppler Processing (Mark A. Richards)
Ch. 18 Radar Measurements (W. Dale Blair, Mark A. Richards, David A. Long)
Ch. 19 Radar Tracking Algorithms (W. Dale Blair)
Ch. 20 Fundamentals of Pulse Compression Waveforms (Byron Keel)
Ch. 21 An Overview of Radar Imaging (Gregory A. Showman)
Dr. Mark A. Richards is a faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, teaching and conducting research in the areas of digital signal processing, radar signal processing, and high performance embedded computing. He was previously Chief of the Radar Systems Division in the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He is the author of Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing (McGraw-Hill, 2005), as well as co-editor or contributor to four other books. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 1982.
James A. Scheer has 40 years of hands-on experience in the design, development, and analysis of radar systems. He currently consults and works part time for GTRI and teaches radar-related short courses. He began his career with the General Electric Company (now Lockheed Martin Corporation), working on the F-111 attack radar system. In 1975 he moved to GTRI, where he worked on radar system applied research until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Scheer is an IEEE Life Fellow and holds a BSEE degree from Clarkson University and the MSEE degree from Syracuse University.
Dr. William A. Holm is Program Director for the GTRI Defense Electronics Short Courses and is a principal research scientist at the GTRI/SEAL. He is currently conducting research in radar systems design and signal processing techniques and also teaches physics in the Georgia Tech School of Physics. His research in radar technology and related subjects has resulted in over 65 technical papers, research papers, and book chapters. Dr. Holm has over 25 years of teaching experience, including the “Principles of Modern Radar” and “Basic Radar Concepts” short courses. Dr. Holm holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Georgia Tech.