Radar Handbook, Second Edition

  • 25h 31m
  • Merrill I. Skolnik (ed)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 1990

Thoroughly revised to reflect advances made in radar technology over the past two decades, this second edition of the Radar Handbook will be welcomed by radar engineers, designers, and technicians the world over. Growth in radar capability and applications has been-and continues to be--prodigious, and the new material (nearly 75 percent) in this volume reflects that. The handbook covers all the new developments in radar, as well as the fundamentals, making it the standard reference. Each of the 25 chapters is written by an expert or experts in the field; more than half of the authors are new to this edition. A sampling of the many new radar advances includes: Systems such as HF over-the-horizon radar for long-range detection, space-based radar for global coverage, doppler weather radar for improved weather forecasting, radar guidance of missiles, and 3D air surveillance radar. Technology such as solid-state transmitters, digital signal processing for implementing doppler filters for moving-target indiction, CFAR, and automatic detection and tracking. Target and clutter cross-section characteristics, prediction, and measurement. Antenna technology ranging from modern reflector antennas to electronically steered phased arrays, low-sidelobe antennas, and adaptive antennas. Airborne pulse doppler, AMTI, and MTI radar methods for the detection of aircraft in the midst of much larger clutter echoes.

About the Editor-in-Chief

Merrill I. Skolnik, known worldwide for his leadership in radar research and development, has been affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Radiation Laboratory, Sylvania, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Research Division of Electronic Communications Inc., the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he also earned B.E. and M.S.E. degrees. He is the author of the leading college textbook on radar, Introduction to Radar Systems (McGraw-Hill), now in its second edition, and the editor of Radar Applications.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE.

In this Book

  • An Introduction to Radar
  • Prediction of Radar Range
  • Receivers
  • Transmitters
  • Solid-State Transmitters
  • Reflector Antennas
  • Phased Array Radar Antennas
  • Automatic Detection, Tracking, and Sensor Integration
  • Electronic Counter-Countermeasures
  • Pulse Compression Radar
  • Radar Cross Section
  • Ground Echo
  • Sea Clutter
  • CW and FM Radar
  • MTI Radar
  • Airborne MTI
  • Pulse Doppler Radar
  • Tracking Radar
  • Radar Guidance of Missiles
  • Height Finding and 3D Radar
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Space-Based Radar Systems and Technology
  • Meteorological Radar
  • HF Over-The-Horizon Radar
  • Bistatic Radar