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Multifunction Array Radar Design : Radar Library - Dale R. Billetter

Multifunction Array Radar Design

Radar Library

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Published: 19th July 1989
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This definitive book supplies the information needed to specify and design a multifunction array radar system. With minimal mathematics, the book shows how radars smaller in aperture and power can meet demands formerly conceived for the larger rotating and phased array radars.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. xiii
Target Detectionp. xiii
Antenna Gain and Beamwidthp. xiv
The Radar Equationp. xiv
Monostaticp. xv
Thermal Noisep. xv
Signal Jamming Received through Antenna Sidelobesp. xv
Signal Jamming Received through Antenna Main Lobep. xv
Area Clutter Received through Antenna Sidelobesp. xv
Area Clutter Received through Antenna Main Lobep. xv
Volume Clutter Received through Antenna Sidelobesp. xvi
Volume Clutter Received through Antenna Main Lobep. xvi
Bistaticp. xvi
Communicationp. xvi
Trackingp. xvii
Track Ratep. xvii
Tracking Errors Due to Noisep. xvii
Definitionsp. xvii
Symbolsp. xviii
Defining the MFARp. 1
Introduction to the Multifunction Array Radarp. 3
Searchp. 4
Trackp. 4
Beam Steeringp. 5
Frequency Steeringp. 7
Phase Steeringp. 9
Time Delay Steeringp. 11
Types of Antennasp. 13
Benefitsp. 14
Penaltiesp. 15
Interactions and Compromisesp. 17
Specifying an MFARp. 21
Weapon Supportp. 22
Operating Environmentp. 25
Weaponsp. 25
Interferencep. 25
Jammingp. 26
Clutterp. 26
Target Densityp. 27
Deploymentp. 27
User Concernsp. 28
Specification of Performancep. 29
Spatial Allocationp. 29
Bandwidth and Frequency Agilityp. 31
Detectionp. 33
Trackp. 36
Antenna Pattern Restrictionsp. 36
Other Specification Issuesp. 36
The MFAR Specificationp. 38
Radar System Design Considerations and Techniquesp. 41
Search Techniques and Considerationsp. 43
Energy-Range Profilep. 43
Beam Spacing Lattice and Uniformityp. 45
Search Parameter Selectionp. 55
Search Sequencingp. 71
Search Fences and Interleavingp. 73
Partial Integrationp. 77
Detection Thresholdsp. 82
Track Techniques and Considerationsp. 89
Track-while-Scan versus Track-and-Searchp. 89
Monopulse versus Beam Shape Angle Trackp. 96
Group Trackingp. 98
Track Interleavingp. 99
Track Filteringp. 102
Waveform Considerationsp. 111
Search-Track Waveformsp. 111
Energy Quantificationp. 113
Clutter Processingp. 122
Designing an MFARp. 127
The Design Processp. 129
The Beginning of the Processp. 129
Establishing the Basic Requirementsp. 130
Radar System Design Constraintsp. 130
Budgetsp. 132
Developing a Baseline Designp. 132
Evaluating the Baseline Designp. 134
Refining the Designp. 136
Intersegment Trade-Offsp. 137
Functional Allocations among Segmentsp. 137
Interfacesp. 137
Antenna-Beam Steeringp. 137
Antenna-Signal Processorp. 138
Signal Processor-Control Processorp. 138
Self-Testp. 139
Budget Allocationsp. 139
Trade-offsp. 140
Antenna-Transmitterp. 140
Antenna-Signal Processorp. 140
Signal Processor-Transmitterp. 141
Signal Processor-Control Processorp. 143
Development of Segment Requirementsp. 144
Segment Trade-Offs Affecting Radar System Designp. 145
Coverage of Individual Antenna Facesp. 145
Degree of Autonomy of Each Aperturep. 145
Type of Antenna Feedp. 146
Fixed versus Variable Beamwidthp. 147
Number of Antenna Inputsp. 147
Sidelobe Level Controlp. 149
Sidelobe Location Controlp. 152
Antenna Receiving Patternp. 153
Antenna Transmitting Patternp. 156
Number of Antenna Elementsp. 156
Type of Phase Shifterp. 157
Active versus Passive Receiving Elementsp. 159
Active versus Passive Transmitting Elementsp. 160
Size and Number of Transmitter Tubesp. 164
Epiloguep. 166
Application of Design Approach to A Rotating 3-D Radarp. 167
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780890063590
ISBN-10: 0890063591
Series: Radar Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 19th July 1989
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.49