Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) is an exciting technology for advanced radar systems that allows for significant performance enhancements over conventional approaches. Based on a time-tested course taught in industry, government and academia, this second edition reviews basic STAP concepts and methods, placing emphasis on implementation in real-world systems. It addresses the needs of radar engineers who are seeking to apply effective STAP techniques to their systems, and serves as an excellent reference for non-radar specialists with an interest in the signal processing applications of STAP. Engineers find the analysis tools they need to assess the impact of STAP on a variety of important radar applications. A toolkit of STAP algorithms and implementation techniques allows practitioners the flexibility of adapting the best methods to their application. In addition, this second edition adds brand new coverage on "STAP on Transmit" and "Knowledge-Aided STAP (KA-STAP). Market Radar systems engineers and managers; signal processing engineers and managers; and researchers and academics involved in these areas.
Joseph R. Guerci is the director of the special projects office at The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel, Dr. Guerci earned his Ph.D. in system engineering at the Polytechnic University, New York.
Introduction; Adaptive Array Processing; Space-Time Adaptive Processing; Other Important Factors Affecting STAP Performance; STAP for Radar: Methods, Algorithms, and Performance; Statistical Basis for STAP; STAP on Transmit; Knowledge-Aided (KA) STAP