Based on the classic Radar RangePerformance Analysis from 1980, this practical volume extends that work to ensure applicability of radar equations to the design and analysis of modern radars. This unique book helps you identify what information on the radar and its environment is needed to predict detection range. Moreover, it provides equations and data to improve the accuracy of range calculations. You find detailed information on propagation effects, methods of range calculation in environments that include clutter, jamming and thermal noise, as well as loss factors that reduce radar performance. This invaluable book is supported with nearly 200 illustrations and over 430 equations.
Development of the Radar Equation  Radar Equation Fundamentals. The Original Radar Equation. Blake 's Radar Equation for Pulsed Radar. Other Forms of the Radar Equation. Avoiding Pitfalls in Range Calculation. Radar Equation for Modern Radar Systems. Summary of Radar Equation Development. ; The Search Radar Equation  Derivation of the Search Radar Equation. Search Sectors for Air Surveillance. ThreeDimensional Air Surveillance. Surveillance with Multifunction Array Radar. The Search Fence. Search Losses. ; Radar Equations for Clutter and Jamming  SignaltoInterference Ratio. Clutter Effect on Detection Range. Detection in Surface Clutter. Detection in Volume Clutter. Effects of Discrete Clutter. Sidelobe Clutter. Detection in Noise Jamming. Deceptive Jamming. Summary of Detection in Jamming. Detection in Combined Interference. ; Detection Theory  Background. SteadyTarget Detectability Factor. Detectability Factors for Fluctuating Targets. Equations Based on Detector Loss. Diversity in Radar. Visibility Factor. Summary of Detection Theory. ; Beamshape Loss  Background. Beamshape Loss with Dense Sampling. Sparse Sampling in 1D Scan. Sparse Sampling in 2D Raster Scan. Sparse Sampling Using a Triangular Grid. Summary of Beamshape Loss.; System Noise Temperature  Noise in the Radar Bands. Sources of Noise in Radar Reception. Antenna Noise Temperature. Receiving Line Temperature. Receiver Noise Temperature. Summary of Receiving System Noise. ; Atmospheric Effects  Tropospheric Refraction. Attenuation in the Troposphere. Attenuation from Precipitation. Tropospheric Lens Loss. Ionospheric Effects. Summary of Atmospheric Effects. ; The PatternPropagation Factor  Equations for the FFactor. Geometrical Models of the Ray Paths. Reflection Coefficient. Diffraction. The Interference Region. The Intermediate Region. Summary of Propagation Factors. ; Clutter and Signal Processing  Modes of Surface Clutter. Models of Sea Clutter. Models of Land Clutter. Discrete Clutter. Models of Volume Clutter. Clutter Improvement Factor. Summary of Clutter and Signal Processing. ; Loss Factors in the Radar Equation  Reduction in Received Signal Energy. Increases in Required Signal Energy. Losses in Visual Detection. Summary of Loss Factors.; List of Symbols ; Appendix Analysis Tools on DVD ;

David K. Barton
David K. Barton is a consultant on radar systems, recently retired from ANRO Engineering, Inc., of Hudson, Massachusetts. Since 1975, he has been the series editor of Artech House's highly successful Radar series. Holder of the IEEE's Centennial Medal, Millennium Medal, and Dennis J. Picard Medal, he is widely regarded throughout the world as a leading authority on radar technology. He is the author of Radar System Analysis and Modeling (Artech House, 2004) and the coeditor of Radar Technology Encyclopedia, CDROM Edition (Artech House, 1999), among other publications.