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Increasing speeds of radar platforms and targets continue to spur the development of modern radars with new waveforms and signal processing techniques. This second edition of Airborne Pulsed Doppler Radar brings you up-to-date on new radar technologies since 1987 - plus those likely to appear in the next five years. The book provides valuable insight into specific issues unique to airborne systems and contains the most extensive treatment of the medium-PRF waveform for more accurate performance analysis. Updates on new technologies in phased array radar, synthetic aperture, high-range resolution pulse compression, and doppler processing increase your understanding of new radar capabilities. Complete with nearly 250 illustrations and 290 equations, the book provides the background you need to: Plan and predict the outcome of test programs; Evaluate proposals for new radar systems or upgrades; Analyze the performance of airborne radars in various scenario; Understand the capabilities and limitations of airborne systems; The book includes new, expanded coverage of important topics, including: electronic counter-countermeasures, phased array antennas, stretch and stepped-frequency high-range resolution waveforms, and common integrated processor technology for doppler processing. The appendix contains new software code for demonstrating medium-PRF blind-zone and clutter-map calculation. This latest edition is a valuable reference for radar engineers, missile-seeker system engineers, and users of military airborne radar. It keeps you current on the fundamental principles and system design rationale for establishing radar characteristics, signal processing for target detection performance, and signal processing for tracking and system testing.
Table Of Contents
Principles of Pulsed Doppler Radar. Effects of Platform Motion on Clutter. Spectral Characteristics of a Pulsed Waveform. Low-, High-, and Medium- PRF Mode. Phased Array Antenna. Doppler Signal Processing. Pulse Compression. Synthetic Aperture Processing. Medium-PRF Detectability and Range Resolving. Selection of the Medium PRFs. Tracking Techniques. Target Detection. Effects of Clutter on Detection Performance. Target Fluctuation Effects. Automatic Target Detection. Electronic Counter-Countermeasures.