Radar Systems, Peak Detection and Tracking

Book description

As well as being fully up-to-date, this book provides wider subject coverage than many other radar books. The inclusion of a chapter on Skywave Radar, and full consideration of HF / OTH issues makes this book especially relevant for communications engineers and the defence sector.

* Explains key theory and mathematics from square one, using case studies where relevant
* Designed so that mathematical sections can be skipped with no loss of continuity by those needing only a qualitative understanding
* Theoretical content, presented alongside applications, and working examples, make the book suitable to students or others new to the subject as well as a professional reference

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Radar System, Peak Detection and Tracking
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Notations (1/3)
  8. Notations (2/3)
  9. Notations (3/3)
  10. Part I: Radar Systems
    1. Chapter 1. Essential relational functions
      1. 1.1 Fourier analysis
      2. 1.2 Discrete Fourier transform
      3. 1.3 Other useful functions (1/2)
      4. 1.3 Other useful functions (2/2)
      5. 1.4 Fast Fourier transform
      6. 1.5 Norm of a function
      7. 1.6 Summary
      8. Appendix 1A A fast Fourier transform computer program (1/2)
      9. Appendix 1A A fast Fourier transform computer program (2/2)
      10. Problems
    2. Chapter 2. Understanding radar fundamentals
      1. 2.1 An overview of radar system architecture
      2. Problems
    3. Chapter 3. Antenna physics and radar measurements
      1. 3.1 Antenna radiation
      2. 3.2 Target measurements (1/4)
      3. 3.2 Target measurements (2/4)
      4. 3.2 Target measurements (3/4)
      5. 3.2 Target measurements (4/4)
      6. 3.3 Summary
      7. Appendix 3A Ambiguity function of a chirp pulse
      8. Problems
    4. Chapter 4. Antenna arrays
      1. 4.1 Planar array
      2. 4.2 Phase shifter
      3. 4.3 Beam steering
      4. 4.4 Inter-element spacing
      5. 4.5 Pattern multiplication
      6. 4.6 Slot antenna array
      7. 4.7 Power and time budgets
      8. 4.8 Summary
      9. Problems
    5. Chapter 5. The radar equations
      1. 5.1 Radar equation for conventional radar
      2. 5.2 Target fluctuation models
      3. 5.3 Detection probability (1/2)
      4. 5.3 Detection probability (2/2)
      5. 5.4 Target detection range in clutter (1/2)
      6. 5.4 Target detection range in clutter (2/2)
      7. 5.5 Radar equation for laser radar
      8. 5.6 Search figure of merit
      9. 5.7 Radar equation for secondary radars
      10. 5.8 Summary
      11. Appendix 5A Noise in Doppler processing
      12. Problems
  11. Part II: Ionosphere and HF Skywave Radar
    1. Chapter 6. The ionosphere and its effect on HF skywave propagation
      1. 6.1 The atmosphere
      2. 6.2 The ionosphere (1/9)
      3. 6.2 The ionosphere (2/9)
      4. 6.2 The ionosphere (3/9)
      5. 6.2 The ionosphere (4/9)
      6. 6.2 The ionosphere (5/9)
      7. 6.2 The ionosphere (6/9)
      8. 6.2 The ionosphere (7/9)
      9. 6.2 The ionosphere (8/9)
      10. 6.2 The ionosphere (9/9)
      11. 6.3 Summary
      12. Problems
    2. Chapter 7. Skywave radar
      1. 7.1 Skywave geometry
      2. 7.2 Basic system architecture (1/3)
      3. 7.2 Basic system architecture (2/3)
      4. 7.2 Basic system architecture (3/3)
      5. 7.3 Beamforming
      6. 7.4 Radar equation: a discussion
      7. 7.5 Applications of skywave radar
      8. 7.6 Summary
      9. Problems
  12. Part III: Peak Detection and Background Theories
    1. Chapter 8. Probability theory and distribution functions
      1. 8.1 A basic concept of random variables
      2. 8.2 Summary of applicable probability rules
      3. 8.3 Probability density function
      4. 8.4 Moment, average, variance and cumulant
      5. 8.5 Stationarity and ergodicity
      6. 8.6 An overview of probability distributions (1/2)
      7. 8.6 An overview of probability distributions (2/2)
      8. 8.7 Summary
      9. Problems
    2. Chapter 9. Decision theory
      1. 9.1 Tests of significance
      2. 9.2 Error probabilities and decision criteria
      3. 9.3 Maximum likelihood rule
      4. 9.4 Neyman-Pearson rule
      5. 9.5 Minimum error probability rule
      6. 9.6 Bayes minimum risk rule
      7. 9.7 Summary
      8. Problems
    3. Chapter 10. Signal-peak detection
      1. 10.1 Signal processing
      2. 10.2 Peak detection
      3. 10.3 Matched filter
      4. 10.4 Summary
      5. Problems
  13. Part IV: Estimation and Tracking
    1. Chapter 11. Parameter estimation and filtering
      1. 11.1 Basic parameter estimator
      2. 11.2 Maximum likelihood estimator
      3. 11.3 Estimators a posteriori
      4. 11.4 Linear estimators (1/3)
      5. 11.4 Linear estimators (2/3)
      6. 11.4 Linear estimators (3/3)
      7. 11.5 Summary
      8. Problems
    2. Chapter 12. Tracking
      1. 12.1 Basic tracking process
      2. 12.2 Filters for tracking (1/4)
      3. 12.2 Filters for tracking (2/4)
      4. 12.2 Filters for tracking (3/4)
      5. 12.2 Filters for tracking (4/4)
      6. 12.3 Tracking with PDA filter in a cluttered environment (1/3)
      7. 12.3 Tracking with PDA filter in a cluttered environment (2/3)
      8. 12.3 Tracking with PDA filter in a cluttered environment (3/3)
      9. 12.4 Summary
      10. Problems
  14. References (1/2)
  15. References (2/2)
  16. Glossary
  17. Index (1/2)
  18. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Radar Systems, Peak Detection and Tracking
  • Author(s): Michael Kolawole
  • Release date: January 2003
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080515625