Radar and Electronic Warfare Principles for the Non-specialist, 4th Edition

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  • Year: 2013

  • Format: Paperback

  • Product Code: SBRA5020

  • ISBN: 978-1-61353-011-5

  • Pagination: 424 pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Radar and Electronic Warfare Principles for the Non-specialist, 4th Edition presents a comprehensive set of radar and electronic warfare principles including many of the latest applications in a clear and consistent manner.

Following on from the 3rd edition of this book (2004) Radar and Electronic Warfare Principles for the Non-specialist, 4th Edition, remains true to the traditional strength of the book, providing radar principles for the non-specialist, and also now introducing EW principles. All radar-related material has been reviewed, revised and enhanced as necessary.

New to this edition:

  • Significant revisions to; target signal-to-noise ratio, target detection theory, array antennas, radar measurements and tracking, and target signatures
  • The addition of new EW-related material addressing electronic support (ES), electronic attack (EA), and electronic protection (EP)
  • The advanced radar concepts chapter has been revised, including the addition of a section on modern multi-function, -mode, -mission radar systems.
  • Most of the chapters are stand-alone allowing the reader to be selective and still benefit from the content.
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter are provided to reinforce the concepts presented and illustrate their applications, making this book ideal for academic learning, training courses or self-study.

Topics covered include: electromagnetic propagation, target detection, antennas, measurements and tracking, radar cross section and system applications.  

By reading this book, you should expect to be able to conduct a respectable, first-order radar system design or analysis and perform a first-order EW system design or analysis. This book will also provide you with the skills to critique the designs or analysis of others.

About the author

Paul Hannen has over 30 years of extensive radar and electronic warfare (EW), survivability assessment, modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) expertise.  He has taught the senior/graduate level electrical engineering class, Introduction to Radar Systems and the graduate class, Modern Radar Theory as an adjunct professor for the Department of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University.

Book readership

Radar and Electronic Warfare Principles for the Non-specialist, 4th Edition is ideal for senior level graduates and can be used as a self-study text for engineers who have no previous radar or EW knowledge or experience.


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Book contents

1 Introduction to Radar and Electronic Warfare

  • Radar Systems
  • Electronic Warfare

2 Radar Systems

  • Radio Frequency Waves
  • A Basic Radar System
  • The Radar Equation
  • A Basic Radar Receiver

3 Target Detection

  • The Problem of Target Detection
  • Detection Theory
  • Integration of Multiple Pulses
  • Some Detection Techniques
  • Detection Threshold and Radar Detection Range

4 Radar Antennas

  • The Antenna Gain Pattern
  • Reflector Antennas
  • Array Antennas

5 Radar Measurements and Target Tracking

  • Radar Waveforms: Time and Frequency Domains
  • Range Measurement
  • Range Rate Measurements
  • Angle Measurements
  • Measurement Loose Ends
  • Sophisticated Target Trackers

6 Target Signature

  • Radar Cross Section of a Sphere
  • Radar Cross Section of Simple Geometric Objects
  • Target Spectrum
  • Target Radar Cross Section and Radar Detection Range
  • Polarization
  • Chaff Characteristics
  • Clutter Characteristics
  • Radar Signatures

7 Advanced Radar Concepts

  • Clutter Rejection
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems
  • Bistatic Radar Systems
  • Modern Multifunction, Multimode Mission Radar Systems
  • Over-the-Horizon Radar Systems
  • Radar Altimeters
  • Ionospheric Radar Systems
  • Laser Radar Systems

8 Electronic Warfare Overview

  • Electronic Support: Electronic Support Measures
  • Electronic Attack: Electronic Countermeasures
  • Electronic Protection: Electronic
  • Counter-Countermeasures

9 Electronic Warfare Receivers

  • Electronic Receiver Principles
  • Electronic Warfare Receiver Equation
  • Electronic Warfare Receiver Metrics
  • Radar Signal Parameter Extraction, Deinterleaving, Identification, and Output

10 Self-Protection Jamming Electronic Attack

  • Self-Protection Jamming Principle
  • Self-Protection Jamming Equation
  • Self-Protection Noise Jamming
  • Self-Protection False Target Jamming
  • Self-Protection Expendables
  • Other Self-Protection Jamming Deception Techniques

11 Support Jamming Electronic Attack

  • Support Jamming Principles
  • Support Jamming Equation
  • Support Noise Jamming
  • Support False Target Jamming
  • Support Expendables

12 Electronic Protection Concepts

  • Waveform Diversity and Low Probability of Intercept
  • Antenna-Based Signal Processing
  • Sophisticated Target Trackers

13 Loose Ends of Radar and/or Electronic Warfare Lore

  • Radar Line of Sight
  • Properties of the Propagation Medium
  • Far Field of an Antenna or a Target
  • Convenient Radar and Electronic Warfare Rules-of-Thumb
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