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Basic Radar Analysis

Basic Radar Analysis

Copyright: 2015
ISBN: 9781608078783

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This authoritative resource presents fundamentals of radar analysis including the range equation, detection theory, ambiguity functions, antennas, receivers, and signal processors for modern radars. This book addresses details of the radar range and detection probability equations and the tools radar engineers commonly use to perform signal processor and clutter analyses.


Packed with details on how to perform radar range equation and detection analyses, RCS modeling, ambiguity function generation, and antenna pattern generation, this book also includes detailed analyses of coherent and non-coherent integration, design and analysis of analog and digital receivers and signal processors, stretch processor implementation, and SAR signal processor implementation. This resource also covers basic STAP implementation and analysis, as well as SLC design and implementation.


Accompanied by MATLAB scripts on CD, this resource can be used for a series of courses in radar and as a crucial theory and practice reference for practicing radar engineers. It contains a large number of example analyses, with associated MATLAB scripts, that are easily extended to practical situations.


Software Included: This book is accompanied by MATLAB files on CD.


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Teaching Aid:

Radar Basics; Radar Range Equation; Radar Cross-section; Noise, Radar Losses; Detection Theory; Matched Filters; Improvement Techniques; Ambiguity Function; Other Waveform Coding; Stretch Processing of LFM Waveforms; Phased Array Antenna Basic; Signal Processor Analysis; Receiver Configurations.
  • Mervin C. Budge Mervin C. Budge has spent much of his career as the chief scientist of Dynetics, Inc. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, where he teaches courses in radar, signal processing, and Kalman filters. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
  • Shawn R. German Shawn German works as a senior principal engineer at Dynetics. His areas of expertise include simulation and modeling, phased arrays, radar receivers, advanced signal processing, and detection theory. He received his M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University.


Review by: Richard Harris, BAE Systems - September 30, 2017

Basic Radar Analysis is a manageable treatment of the mathematics of Ground based radar systems. The authors lead you through the maths and cover the majority of modern techniques utilised in recent radar sensors, that is not covered as comprehensively in any other textbook. The authors include questions at the end of each chapter, for which I would like the answers as Mathcad or Matlab to have been included as part of the book.

Review by: Frank Ingels, Mississippi State University - September 30, 2015

A very handy presentation of the overall radar subject. I would recommend for the engineers who manage work in the radar area as well as for the designers so that the managers could have an appreciation of the complexity of the design problems.

Review by: Tom Baumbach, Dynetics - September 30, 2015

Dr. Budge and Mr. German have teamed up to produce a seminal treatment for an introduction to radar analysis with particular attention to the underlying mathematical derivations, complete with detailed and practical MATLAB scripts with copious comments to arm students and practicing engineers with the tools to apply to their individual projects. Numerous real-world example problems are solved to highlight the underlying relationships involved as well as illustrating the limits of any approximations necessary. At the end of each chapter there are numerous well-chosen questions for testing and challenging the level of learning achieved by students or to stimulate new approaches for the practicing engineer. An extensive bibliography follows for each chapter. Finally, each figure in the text has a corresponding MATLAB .m file on the CD that accompanies the book and is heavily commented to illustrate the rigor of the underlying mathematics. This book is truly a gem for both the budding radar analyst as well as a great resource for the seasoned analyst.

Review by: Malcolm Hodkin, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK - September 30, 2015

There is a definite art in choosing a book title. While this book is concerned with the fundamentals of radar, it is not simplistic. Thus ‘basic’ in the title does somewhat undersell the contents. This is a quite large book, but the ambition was clearly to cover a large part of the subject of the theory of how radars function, which requires this length. Subjects are covered thoroughly and efficiently. There are some omissions, particularly airborne and space radars, and little on countermeasures or protection measures. These are sensible choices. This book will be a good undergraduate introduction to a large fraction of the very large subject of radar. It will also provide a most useful reference text as this is a well-organised and comprehensive assembly of the foundational facts and formulas of the subject of radar, with a useful bibliography at each point for those needing to delve further. I am happy to recommend this book as a good all-round radar resource.

Review by: Jay Loomis, Research Institute, UA Huntsville - September 30, 2015

Basic Radar Analysis is a superb text for the aspiring radar engineer as well as an excellent reference for a practicing radar analyst and radar system developer. Budge and German’s detailed explanations supplemented with governing electrical and electromagnetic equations comprehensively address radar subsystems and overall system performance calculations.

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