Principles of Space-Time Adaptive Processing, 3rd Edition

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  • Year: 2006

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBRA0210

  • ISBN: 978-0-86341-566-1

  • Pagination: 672 pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Scope: This third edition provides a detailed introduction to the fundamentals of space-time adaptive processing, with emphasis on clutter suppression in airborne or space based phased array radar, covering specifically the principles of airborne or space based MTI radar for detection of slow moving targets for use in the fields of earth observation, surveillance and reconnaissance, with special attention paid to clutter rejection techniques. 

The book includes topics such as signal processing, clutter models, array processing, bandwidth effects, non-linear antenna arrays, anti-jamming techniques, adaptive monopulse, bistatic radar configurations, SAR and ISAR, and sonar. After the success of the first and second editions, this third edition has been extensively updated and extended to reflect the numerous advances in the field. A completely new chapter has been added on the impact of the radar range equation, which is of particular importance for radar system designers.

About the Author: Dr Richard Klemm is a consultant at FGAN (the German Defence Research Establishment). He received his Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the University of Technology in Berlin, Germany. He has worked at SACLANT ASW Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy, where he conducted research on sonar signal processing, with emphasis on matched field processing. He has initiated the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR) and has organised and chaired numerous NATO RTO symposia as well as an international IET colloquium on STAP.

Book review

"...I believe that this comprehensive text book is definitely welcome by the Radar Community." Dr. A. Farina

Book readership

Of interest to electronic and aerospace engineers, university lecturers, postgraduate students, research scientists, radar system engineers and managers working in civilian and military airborne and space based radar, as well as potential users of air- and space borne radar.

Book contents

Introduction. Signal and Interference Models. Properties of Airborne Clutter. Fully Adaptive Space-Time Processors. Space-Time Subspace Techniques. Spatial Transforms for Linear Arrays. Adaptive Space-Time Digital Filters. Antenna Related Aspects. Space-Frequency Processing. Radar Ambiguities. STAP Under Jamming Conditions. Space-Time Processing for Bistatic Radar. Interrelated Problems in SAR and ISAR. Target Parameter Estimation. Influence of the Radar Equation. Special Aspects of Airborne MTI Radar. Sonar Applications. Bibliography. Glossary. Index

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