Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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Electronics & Communication Engineering
andbook discusses these concepts at length.
The first chapter in this book is The Nature of Radar where the subject matter tackles the basics of Radar, block diagrams and frequencies engaged in radar systems and radar applications among other topics. In The Radar Equation chapter probability density functions, transmitter power, antenna parameters and signal to noise ratios are handled adeptly.
Tracking Radar chapter the book delves into sequential lobing, angular accuracy and tracking in range along with other content dealing with comparison among trackers and surveillance radar tracking. Radar Antennas looks into the parameters, radiation patterns and aperture distribution before moving on to the various types of antennas that are relevant to the syllabi. In the chapter of Detection of Radar Signals in Noise, the text looks into detection criteria and characteristics, performance of the operator, automatic detection and the CFAR receivers among other subject material. After intensively dealing with all the material under the topic of Propagation of Radar Waves, in Radar Clutter the book makes a number of inroads into the introduction and surface and sea clutter equation of radar before moving on to detection of targets amidst sea and land clutter.
The last chapter looks into other relevant material to the scope of radar and here synthetic aperture, air surveillance, height finding and 3D radars are all discussed intimately. The book ends with investigations made into the domain of bistatic radar, millimeter waves and electronic counter-countermeasures. The use of Doppler frequency shift, monopulse tracking radar, conical scan, detection of signals, accuracy of radar measurements and characteristics of echoes that affect the performance of radar systems are all investigated into thoroughly.
The book contains a number of useful graphs and diagrams for better understanding of the concepts. This edition of the book was published in 2006 Tata McGraw-Hill.
About the author :-
Merrill Skolnik is a distinguished Researcher in the field of radar systems and also an Author of many books in that field.
Other books written by him are Radar Handbook and Radar Applications.
Skolnik is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was the first to be awarded the IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications. He has worked with Johns Hopkins Radiation Laboratory and MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Institute of Defense Analyses. He was the editor of Radar Handbook and Proceedings of the IEEE. He also has over 30 years of experience as a Naval Research Laboratory's Superintendent of Radar Division.