An Introduction to Passive Radar

  • 2h 52m
  • Christopher J. Baker, Hugh D. Griffiths
  • Artech House
  • 2017

Developed by recognized experts in the field, this first-of-its-kind resource introduces the basic principles of passive radar technology and provides an overview of recent developments in this field and existing real passive radar systems. This book explains how passive radar works, how it differs from the active type, and demonstrates the benefits and drawbacks of this novel technology. Properties of illuminators, including ambiguity functions, digital vs. analog, digitally-coded waveforms, vertical-plane coverage, and satellite-borne and radar illuminators are explored.

About the Authors

Hugh D. Griffiths hold the THALES/Royal Academy Chair of RF Sensors at University College London, UK.He received his Ph.D. and his D.Sc. Eng from University College London. He received his MA degree in physics from Oxford University, UK.

Christopher J. Baker is chief technology officer with Aveillant Ltd. in Cambridge, UK. Previously he was the Ohio Research Scholar in Integrated Sensor Systems at Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. and B.Sc. in applied physics from the University of Hull, UK.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Principles of Passive Radar
  • Properties of Illuminators
  • Direct Signal Suppression
  • Passive Radar Performance Prediction
  • Detection and Tracking
  • Examples of Systems and Results
  • Future Developments and Applications
  • Bibliography