file names are as indicated in Appendix F. The MATLAB functions and pro-
grams developed in this book include all forms of the radar equation: pulse
compression, stretch processing, matched filter, probability of detection calcu-
lations with all Swerling models, High Range Resolution (HRR), stepped fre-
quency waveform analysis, ghk tracking filter, Kalman filter, phased array
antennas, and many more.
The first part of Chapter 1 describes the most common terms used in radar
systems, such as range, range resolution, Doppler frequency, and coherency.
The second part of this chapter develops the radar range equation in many of
its forms. This presentation includes the low PRF, high PRF, search, bistatic
radar, and radar equation with jamming. Radar losses are briefly addressed in
this chapter. Chapter 2 discusses the Radar Cross Section (RCS). RCS depen-
dency on aspect angle, frequency, and polarization are discussed. Target scat-
tering matrix is developed. RCS formulas for many simple objects are
presented. Complex object RCS is discussed, and target fluctuation models are
introduced. Continuous wave radars and pulsed radars are discussed in Chapter
3. The CW radar equation is derived in this chapter. Resolving range and Dop-
pler ambiguities is also discussed in detail.
Chapter 4 is intended to provide an overview of the radar probability of
detection calculations and related topics. Detection of fluctuating targets
including Swerling I, II, III, and IV models is presented and analyzed. Coher-
ent and non-coherent integrations are also introduced. Cumulative probability
of detecting analysis is in this chapter. Chapter 5 reviews radar waveforms,
including CW, pulsed, and LFM. High Range Resolution (HRR) waveforms
and stepped frequency waveforms are also analyzed.
The concept of the matched filter, and the radar ambiguity function consti-
tute the topics of Chapter 6. Detailed derivations of many major results are pre-
sented in this chapter, including the coherent pulse train ambiguity function.
Pulse compression is in Chapter 7. Analog and digital pulse compressions are
also discussed in detail. This includes fast convolution and stretch processors.
Binary phase codes and frequency codes are discussed.
Chapter 8 presents the phenomenology of radar wave propagation. Topics
like multipath, refraction, diffraction, divergence, and atmospheric attenuation
are included. Chapter 9 contains the concepts of clutter and Moving Target
Indicator (MTI). Surface and volume clutter are defined and the relevant radar
equations are derived. Delay line cancelers implementation to mitigate the
effects of clutter is analyzed.
Chapter 10 has a brief discussion of radar antennas. The discussion includes
linear and planar phased arrays. Conventional beamforming is in this chapter.
Chapter 11 discusses target tracking radar systems. The first part of this chapter
covers the subject of single target tracking. Topics such as sequential lobing,
conical scan, monopulse, and range tracking are discussed in detail. The
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