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Radar and the Atmosphere : Radar Library - Alfred J. Bogush

Radar and the Atmosphere

Radar Library

Hardcover Published: 19th March 1989
ISBN: 9780890062227
Number Of Pages: 472

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Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
The Radar Environmentp. 3
Backgroundp. 3
Considerationsp. 3
A Methodologyp. 4
The Radar Equationp. 5
Classical Formp. 5
A Formal Descriptionp. 5
Gaussian Formp. 7
The Atmospheric Environmentp. 7
Effectsp. 8
System Needs and Modelsp. 9
Data Sourcesp. 11
Organization of the Materialp. 12
The Radar Equationp. 15
The Radar Equation--Classical Formsp. 17
Initial Derivationsp. 18
Classicalp. 18
Bistaticp. 22
Search Formp. 22
Friis' Transmission Formulap. 24
Radar Equation With Interferencep. 25
Atmospheric Path Lossp. 26
Meteorological Equationp. 28
Applications--Methodology for System Analysisp. 32
Evolution of Radar Requirementsp. 33
Radar Parametersp. 38
Methodologyp. 53
The Radar Equation--A Formal Treatmentp. 69
Maxwell's Equationsp. 70
Field Quantities, Units, and Dimensionsp. 70
Integral Formsp. 72
Differential Formsp. 77
Boundary Conditionsp. 78
Equation Compilationsp. 80
Antenna, Scattering, and Radar Equation Formulationsp. 82
Vector Potentialsp. 82
Equivalence Theorem and Kirchhoff's Formulap. 90
Reciprocityp. 97
Derivation of the Radar Equationp. 100
From a Power Transfer Formulationp. 101
From Kirchhoff's Formulap. 104
Plane Wavesp. 106
Derivationsp. 107
Free Space and Perfect Dielectricsp. 110
Lossy Dielectrics and Conductorsp. 114
Incidence on Dielectricsp. 115
Incidence on Perfect Conductorsp. 117
Remarksp. 119
Radar Antennasp. 120
Interpretations and Formulationsp. 120
Properties of an Antenna Patternp. 123
Radiation from Current Elementsp. 125
Fourier Transform Methodsp. 138
Hankel Transform Methodsp. 145
Gaussian Field Expansionsp. 147
Introduction to Arraysp. 169
Radar Cross Sectionsp. 177
Scattering Centersp. 177
Formulationsp. 180
Long, Thin Bodies of Revolutionp. 180
Target Modelsp. 187
The Radar Signalp. 188
Basicsp. 189
The Matched Filterp. 191
Ambiguity Functionsp. 192
Waveformsp. 192
Synopsisp. 195
The Radar Equation--Gaussian Formsp. 199
Rationalep. 199
Formulationsp. 200
Power Densitiesp. 201
Power Transferp. 203
Beamwidth, Gain, and Aperture Efficiencyp. 204
The Square Antennap. 206
Gaussian Equivalentsp. 208
Radar Equations--Gaussian Equivalentsp. 209
Radar Equations--General Formsp. 213
The Circular Antennap. 216
Gaussian Field Expansionsp. 216
Gaussian Equivalentsp. 218
Radar Equations--Gaussian Equivalentsp. 218
Radar Equations--General Formsp. 219
The Meteorological Radar Equationp. 220
Derivationp. 221
A General Formp. 223
Applicationsp. 226
The Radiated Power Densityp. 226
Pattern Degradationsp. 235
Two-Term Gaussian Expansionp. 239
Formulasp. 240
The Atmospheric Environmentp. 245
The Atmospherep. 247
Regions of the Atmospherep. 247
The Tropospherep. 247
The Stratospherep. 248
The Mesospherep. 250
The Thermospherep. 251
U.S. Standard Atmospherep. 252
Pressure and Temperaturep. 252
Air Densityp. 253
Water Vaporp. 253
Cloudsp. 254
Formation of Cloudsp. 254
Cloud Familiesp. 254
Precipitationp. 256
Cloudinessp. 258
Tabulated Cloud Characteristicsp. 260
Fogp. 260
Global Rain Regionsp. 265
Definitionsp. 265
Climate Regionsp. 266
Fog Occurrencesp. 268
Examplesp. 270
Data Compilations And Modelsp. 275
The Clear Environmentp. 277
Attenuationp. 277
Propertiesp. 279
Altitude Dependencep. 282
Zenith Attenuation and Phase Delayp. 284
Refractivityp. 286
Propagation Constantp. 286
Frequency-Independent Refractivityp. 288
Frequency-Dependent Refractivityp. 290
Additional Formulations and Proceduresp. 290
Ray Pathsp. 290
Formulas for Beam Position Errorsp. 293
Phase Delaysp. 293
Time Delaysp. 294
Summaryp. 295
Rain Data Compilationsp. 297
Introductionp. 298
Types of Rainp. 298
Vertical Profilesp. 300
Drop Size Distributionsp. 301
Additional Backgroundp. 309
Uniform Rain Modelp. 311
Attenuationp. 311
Backscatterp. 311
Use of Modelp. 314
Path-Dependent Modelp. 316
Path-Average Attenuationp. 316
Backscatter Formulationp. 318
A Methodologyp. 318
Two-Component Dependencep. 320
Snow and Hailp. 325
Characteristics of Snowp. 332
Propagation Effectsp. 335
Hailp. 336
Summaryp. 339
Fractal Formulationsp. 341
Introductionp. 342
Definitionsp. 344
Fractal Modelsp. 346
Methodology for Analysis and Simulationp. 358
Final Remarksp. 362
Cloud Environmentsp. 365
Hazep. 365
Fogp. 365
Cloudsp. 367
Dusts and Smokep. 371
Data Compilationsp. 373
Basicsp. 373
Datap. 373
Summaryp. 375
Appendicesp. 385
Gaussian Antenna--Scaling Factors and Series Coefficientsp. 385
Diffraction Integralsp. 385
Orthogonal Functionsp. 389
Hermite-Gaussian Field Expansionsp. 390
Laguerre-Gaussian Field Expansionsp. 402
Statistical Datap. 409
Fractional Differentiation and Integrationp. 410
The Hyperbolic Distributionp. 418
A Random Number Generatorp. 421
Referencesp. 428
Bibliographyp. 437
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780890062227
ISBN-10: 0890062226
Series: Radar Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 19th March 1989
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.86

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