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Radar Reflectivity of Land and Sea, Third Edition

Radar Reflectivity of Land and Sea, Third Edition

By (author): Maurice W. Long
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781580531535

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This state-of-the-art edition of a radar classic brings you up-to-date on new developments in clutter measurement and modeling and features a wealth of new information not found in other currently available books. Authored by a recognized expert in the field, the book covers everything from basic concepts of radar reflectivity to space-time clutter amplitude and bistatic clutter. New radar engineers will find this to be a valuable, all-encompassing, well-illustrated survey of radar reflectivity fundamentals. Veteran engineers and systems designers will appreciate the book 's new coverage of: effects of frequency agility, spatial averages for terrain, graphs from GIT clutter models, land and sea echo at extremely low grazing angles, compound statistics including the K and the Rayleigh modulated by Wiebull distributions, super sea echo events and sea spikes, bistatic land and sea clutter, and more.
Preface. Acknowledgments.; Remote Sensing by Radar - State of the Art. Surface Effects and Emerging Techniques.; Basic Concepts and Definitions - Radar Reflectivity. The Earth and Its Effects on Radar.; Polarization, Depolarization and Theories of Scattering - Polarization and Depolarization. Theories for Radar Cross Section of Rough Surfaces.; Effects of the Earth 's Surface - Fundamental Concepts. Echo from Targets that are Above a Flat, Smooth Earth. Effects of Surface Roughness on Forward-Scattered Fields. Echo from Targets That Are Above a Physically Rough Earth. Multipath Effects on Echo from Land and Sea.; Echo Fluctuations and Doppler Spectra -Introduction. Ground Echo Fluctuations. Visual Observations of Sea Echo. Sea Echo Statistics and Spectra. Space-Time Clutter Amplitude Statistics.; Average and Median Cross Sections -Introduction. Radar Cross Section for Land. Radar Cross Section for Sea.; Interdepence of Polarization Characteristics -Introduction. Echo from Land Principally Trees. Sea Echo.; Bistatic Land and Sea Clutter - Bistatic RCS. Effective Illuminated Area. Depolarization and Reduction in RCS. In-Plane (o = 0 and 180¬8) Clutter. The Baron Model. Ulaby et al. Indoor Measurements.; Out-of-Plane, Small Grazing Angle Data References.; Appendices. About the Author. Index.;
  • Maurice W. Long Maurice W. Long is a private radar consultant specializing in small target detection. While at Georgia Institute of Technology, he managed the development of a number of radar systems and held a variety of positions including principal research ingineer, professor of electrical engineering, and director of the Engineering Experiment Station (now Georgia Tech Research Institute). His university degrees include a BEE, an MS in Physics, and a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MSEE from the University of Kentucky. On leave in 1996, he served as a liaison scientist with the U.S. Office of Naval Research, London, England. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, a member of the Academy of Electromagnetics, and his biography is profiled in various references including Who's Who in America.
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