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Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems
 
 

Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems, 1st Edition

An Introduction

 
Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems, 1st Edition,Philippe Lacomme,Jean-Claude Marchais,Jean-Philippe Hardange,Eric Normant,ISBN9781891121135
 
 
 

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A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development.

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A practical tool on radar systems that will be of major help to technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors. ""This introduction to the field of radar is intended for actual users of radar. It focuses on the history, main principles, functions, modes, properties and specific nature of modern airborne radar. The book examines radar's role within the system when carrying out is assigned missions, showing the possibilities of radar as well as its limitations. Finally, given the changing operational requirements and the potential opened up by modern technological developments, a concluding section describes how radar may evolve in the future.

The authors review the current state of the main types of airborne and spaceborne radar systems, designed for specific missions as well as for the global environment of their host aircraft or satellites. They include numerous examples of the parameters of these radars. The emphasis in the book is not only on a particular radar technique, but equally on the main radar functions and missions. Even if a wide range of techniques are described in this book, the focus is on those which are connected to practical applications.

Readership

Technicians, student engineers and engineers working in industry and in radar research and development. The many users of radar as well as systems engineers and designers will also find it highly useful. Also of interest to pilots and flight engineers and military command personnel and military contractors.

Philippe Lacomme

Affiliations and Expertise

Thomson-CSF Detexis Company

Jean-Claude Marchais

Affiliations and Expertise

Thomson-CSF Radars & Contre-Mesures

Jean-Philippe Hardange

Affiliations and Expertise

Thomson-CSF Detexis

Eric Normant

Affiliations and Expertise

Thomson-CSF Detexis

Air and Spaceborne Radar Systems, 1st Edition

Part I ù General Principles
Chapter 1 ù The History and Basic Principles of Radar
1.1 History
1.2 Basic Principles
Chapter 2 ù Initial Statements of OperationalRequirements
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Missions
2.3 Carriers and Weapons
2.4 System Functions
2.5 Definitions of Flight Conditions
Chapter 3 ù The RADAR Equation
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Signal Transmission and Reception
3.3 Radar Equation in Free Space
3.4 The Radar Cross Section of a Target
3.5 Mathematical Modeling of the Received Signal
3.6 Direction of Arrival and Monopulse Measurement
Chapter 4 ù Propagation
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Role of the Ground
4.3 The Role of the Troposphere
4.4 Other Phenomena
Chapter 5 ù Noise and Spurious Signals
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Thermal Noise
5.3 Radiometric Noise
5.4 Spurious Echoes and Clutter
Chapter 6 ù Detection of Point Targets
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Optimal Receiver (White Noise)
6.3 Optimal Receiver for Known Non-white Noise
6.4 Adaptive Receiver for Unknown Non-white Noise
6.5 Space-time Adaptive Processing
6.6 Waveform and Ambiguity Function

Part II ù Target Detection and Tracking
Chapter 7 ù Clutter Cancellation
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Waveform Selection
7.3 Improvement Factor and Spectral Purity
7.4 Dynamic Range and Linearity
Chapter 8 ù Air-to-Air Detection
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Non-coherent Low-PRF Mode
8.3 Pulse-compression Radar
8.4 Low-PRF Doppler Radars (MTI)
8.5 High-PRF Radar
8.6 Pulse-Doppler Mode (High- and Medium-PRF)
Chapter 9 ù Air Target Tracking
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Platform Motion and AttitudeùCoordinate Systems
9.3 Single-Target Tracking (STT)
9.4 Plot Tracking
9.5 Track-While-Scan (TWS)
Chapter 10 ù Ground Target Detection and Tracking
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Detection and Tracking of Contrasted Targets
10.3 Detection and Tracking of Moving Ground Targets
Chapter 11 ù Maritime Target Detection and Tracking
11.1 Maritime Surveillance Radars
11.2 Search Strategy
11.3 Surface Vessel Detection
11.4 Detection of Small Targets (Periscopes)
11.5 Maritime Target Tracking
11.6 Maritime Target Classification
Chapter 12 ù Electromagnetic Pollution
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Electromagnetic Compatibility
12.3 Interference from Other Radar Components
12.4 Inter-equipment Interference on the Platform
12.5 Unintentional Interactions

Part III ù Ground Mapping and Imagery
Chapter 13 ù Ground Mapping
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Principal Parameters
13.3 Ground Mapping with Monopulse Sharpening
Chapter 14 ù Radar Imagery
14.1 Imaging Radar Applications
14.2 Image Quality
14.3 Special Techniques for Range Resolution
Chapter 15 ù Synthetic Aperture Radar
15.1 Design Principle
15.2 SAR Ambiguities
15.3 Spaceborne SAR
15.4 SAR Operating Modes
Chapter 16 ù Synthetic Aperture Radar Specific Aspects
16.1 Migrations
16.2 Phase Errors
16.3 Platform Motion
16.4 Spectral Purity
16.5 Signal Processing
16.6 Autofocus
16.7 Power Budget
16.8 Localization Accuracy
16.9 Other Processing Methods
Chapter 17 ù Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
17.1 Objectives and Applications
17.2 Preliminary Description of ISAR
17.3 Imaging of a Ship at Sea
Chapter 18 ù Other Observation Radars
18.1 Millimeter-wave Radars
18.2 Scatterometers
18.3 Altimeters

Part IV ù Principal Applications
Chapter 19 ù Radar Applications and Roles
19.1 Civil Applications
19.2 Military Applications
19.3 Examples of Applications
Chapter 20 ù Design Overview
20.1 Basic Equations
20.2 Generic Radar Configuration
20.3 Space Observation Radar
20.4 Air-surveillance Radar (AEW)
20.5 Maritime Surveillance Radar
20.6 Battlefield Surveillance
20.7 Interception Radar
20.8 Tactical Support Radar
20.9 Penetration Radar
Chapter 21 ù Multifunction Radar
21.1 Introduction
21.2 Radar Modes and Functions
21.3 Technical Specifications
21.4 Technical Description
Chapter 22 ù Technological Aspects
22.1 Introduction
22.2 The Major Stages in Technological Innovation
22.3 Advances in Radar Components
22.4 Space Technology

Part V ù Radars of the Future
Chapter 23 ù The Changing Target
23.1 Introduction
23.2 Electromagnetic Signature
23.3 Radar Cross Section
23.4 Reducing Electromagnetic Signature
23.5 Conclusion
Chapter 24 ù Operational Aspects
24.1 Introduction
24.2 RCS Values
24.3 Detection Range
24.4 Self-protection Range
24.5 Missions
Chapter 25 ù Principal Limitations of Present-day Radars
25.1 Introduction
25.2 Physical Limitations
25.3 Technological Limitations
25.3.1 Waveform
25.3.2 Spectral Purity and Dynamic Range
25.3.3 Data Flow
25.3.4 Exploitation
Chapter 26 ù Electronically Steered Antennas
26.1 Introduction
26.2 Operational and Technical Benefits of ESA for Airborne Radars
26.3 Competing ESA Solutions
26.4 Conclusion: ESA Solutions for Airborne Radars
Chapter 27 ù Airborne and Spaceborne Radar Enhancement
27.1 Introduction
27.2 Response to Target RCS Reduction
27.3 Countering Electromagnetic Threats
27.4 Multiple and Evolving Targets; Angular Coverage
27.5 Space Imaging Radar
Chapter 28 ù Conclusions
List of Acronyms
List of Symbols
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index
 
 
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