Monopulse is a type of radar that sends additional information in the signal in order to avoid problems caused by rapid changes in signal strength. Monopulse is resistant to jamming which is one of the main reasons it is used in most radar systems today. This updated and expanded edition of an Artech House classic offers engineers a current and comprehensive treatment of monopulse radar principles, techniques, and applications. The second edition features two brand new chapters, covering monopulse countermeasures and counter-countermeasures and monopulse for airborne radar and homing seekers. This essential volume categorizes and describes the various forms of monopulse radar, and analyzes their capabilities and limitations. The book also devotes considerable space to monopulse circuits and hardware components, explaining their functions and performance. This practical resource features numerous photographs and illustrations drawn from actual radar systems and components. This book serves as a valuable reference for both experienced radar engineers and those new to the field.
Samuel M. Sherman is a leading expert in the radar engineering field. Now retired, he gained his extensive experience working for several years as a manager and staff scientist at The Missile and Surface Radar Organization in the RCA Government Systems Division. David K. Barton is a consultant on radar systems, recently retired from ANRO Engineering, Inc., of Hudson, Massachusetts. Since 1975, he has been the series editor of Artech House's highly successful Radar series. He is the author of Radar System Analysis and Modeling (Artech House, 2004) and the co-editor of Radar Technology Encyclopedia, CD-ROM Edition (Artech House, 1999), among other publications.
Terminology, Definitions, and Notation, the Monopulse Output as a Complex Ratio. Components Used in Monopulse. Amplitude-Comparison and Phase-Comparison Classification. Optimum Feeds for Space-Fed Amplitude-Comparison. Monopulse in Array Antennas. Monopulse Processors. Response to Unresolved Targets. Monopulse Angle Errors. Multipath. Monopulse Countermeasures and Counter-Countermeasures. Tracking Radar Applications of Monopulse. Non-Tracking Radar Applications of Monopulse. Special Topics.