Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive introduction to radar principles
This volume fills a need in industry and universities for a comprehensive introductory text on radar principles. Well-organized and pedagogically driven, this book focuses on basic and optimum methods of realizing radar operations, covers modern applications, and provides a detailed, sophisticated mathematical treatment. Author Peyton Z. Peebles, Jr., draws on an extensive review of existing radar literature to present a selection of the most fundamental topics. He clearly explains general principles, such as wave propagation and signal theory, before advancing to more complex topics involving aspects of measurement and tracking. The last chapter provides a self-contained treatment of digital signal processing, which can be explored independently. Ample teaching and self-study help is incorporated throughout, including:
* Numerous worked-out examples illustrating radar theory
* Many end-of-chapter problems
* Hundreds of illustrations, including system block diagrams, demonstrating how radar functions are achieved
* Appended review material and useful mathematical formulas
* An extensive bibliography and references.
Radar Principles is destined to become the standard text on radar for graduate and senior-level courses in electrical engineering departments as well as industrial courses. It is also an excellent reference for engineers who are typically required to learn radar principles on the job, and for anyone working in radar-related industries as well as in aerospace and naval research.
This book presents a comprehensive coverage and summary of the literature on radar. Peebles offers a more mathematical treatment and provides many problems that other books in the field don't. All engineers in the radar field must learn basic radar principles on their own. This book is designed to be the basis for learning these principles through self-study.
Ein umfassender Überblick über die Literatur auf dem Gebiet der Radarsysteme. Der relativ stark mathematikorientierte Ansatz eignet sich für fortgeschrittene Studenten des Elektroingenieurwesens. Ergänzt wird der Text durch zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben, ein Lösungsband ist geplant. (8/98)
About the Author
PEYTON Z. PEEBLES, JR., is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. His teaching, research, and industrial experience span three decades. Dr. Peebles has written more than fifty papers, mainly on radar-related topics, and a number of well-received textbooks, including Principles of Electrical Engineering; Digital Communication Systems; Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Principles; and Communication System Principles.
Table of Contents
Elements of Wave Propagation.
Radar Cross Section.
Radar Signals and Networks.
Pulse Compression with Radar Signals.
Radar Measurements-Limiting Accuracy.
Range Measurement and Tracking in Radar.
Frequency (Doppler) Measurement and Tracking.
Angle Measurement and Tracking by Conical Scan.
Angle Measurement and Tracking by Monopulse.
Digital Signal Processing in Radar.