SciTech Publishing has released a new text from G. Richard Curry, Radar Essentials: A Concise Handbook for Radar Design and Performance Analysis. Promising to cover the essentials in 128 pages, this spiral bound book lists principles, data, tables, and equations commonly used by radar and aerospace system designers. It is designed for heavy use and fast reference.
Here are the key issues covered in the text:
Discussion of principles, design, and operation including radar functions, types, frequencies, configurations and nomenclature.
Characteristics and capabilities of key subsystems including antennas, transmitters, receivers, T/R modules, and signal and data processing.
Radar performance evaluation techniques and data including radar cross section, signal-to-noise ratio, target detection, search, radar measurements, and tracking.
Discussion and data on the radar environment including atmospheric refraction and losses, rain attenuation, terrain, sea and rain clutter, terrain masking and multipath, ionospheric effects on radar performance, and electronic countermeasures.
Radar techniques including waveform design, moving-target indication (MTI), displaced phase-center arrays (DPCA), pulse Doppler operation, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), and target classification, discrimination and identification.
About the Author G. Richard Curry is a consultant in radar system applications with extensive experience in radar system analysis and simulation, radar design and testing, military R&D planning and technology assessment, and research management. He led analysis of radar system applications in military systems at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and at General Research Corporation (GRC). He also designed and analyzed surveillance and tracking radars for the Raytheon Company, performed radar engineering for ballistic missile range testing at Kwajalein, and developed radar signal processing techniques at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Curry served in the US Navy as an Electronics Officer and has degrees in engineering and mathematics from the University of Michigan and an MS in electrical engineering from MIT. He is a member of the Radar System Panel of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and is the author of the books Radar Systems Performance Modeling, and Pocket Radar Guide.