Based on the classic "Radar Range-Performance Analysis" from 1980, this practical volume extends that work to ensure applicability of radar equations to the design and analysis of modern radars. This unique book helps engineers identify what information on the radar and its environment is needed to predict detection range. Moreover, it provides equations and data to improve the accuracy of range calculations. Professionals find detailed information on propagation effects, methods of range calculation in environments that include clutter, jamming and thermal noise, as well as loss factors that reduce radar performance.
David K. Barton is a consultant on radar systems, retired from ANRO Engineering, Inc., of Hudson, Massachusetts. Since 1975, he has been the series editor of Artech House's highly successful Radar series. Holder of the IEEE's Centennial Medal, Millennium Medal, and Dennis J. Picard Medal, he is widely regarded throughout the world as a leading authority on radar technology. He is the author of Radar System Analysis and Modeling (Artech House, 2004) and co-editor of Radar Technology Encyclopedia, CD-ROM Edition (Artech House, 1999), among other titles.
Background. Search Radar Equation. Radar Equations for Clutter and Jamming. Detectability Factor. Beamshape Loss. Noise Temperature. Atmospheric Effects. Pattern-Propagation Factor. Clutter and Jamming. Loss Factors in the Radar Equation.