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Principles of Modern Radar: Radar Applications
Editors: William L. Melvin, James A. Scheer

Copyright: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9781891121548
List Price: $149.00

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Principles of Modern Radar: Radar Applications is a professional reference of the most important applications in current practice and includes a foundation of research before tackling in-depth, single-topic advanced books and literature. The book has concise descriptions of the purposes, principal issues, and methods found in a wide variety of current radar types with military, commercial and civilian uses. This book has been community reviewed by experts from around the world.

It provides concise descriptions of the purposes, principal issues and radar methods found in a wide variety of current radar types, including: low-power continuous wave (CW) radar, weather radar and military applications. Each chapter is authored by experts in the field who are active in research and teaching radar practitioners in professional courses.

This edition will serve as a self-contained reference for those aiming to become experts in an advanced technology or application area. Primarily aimed at radar practitioners within military or government and will also be useful for some advanced graduate students.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Use the Explore button to see the full TOC)
1. Overview (William H. Melvin, James A. Scheer)

2. Continuous Wave (CW) Radar (Samuel O. Piper, Christopher Baker)
3. Millimeter Microwave (MMW) Applications (Samuel O. Piper, James A. Saffold)
4. Fire Control Radar (William G. Ballard, Stephane Kemkemian)
5. Airborne Pulse Doppler Radar (Aram Partizian)
6. Multiple-Function Phased Array Radar Systems (Melvin Belcher)
7. Ballistic Missile Defense Radars (Melvin Belcher)

8. Early Warning Radar (Alfonso Farina, Ernest Harrison)
9. Surface Moving Target Indication (William H. Melvin)
10. Air Traffic Control Radar (John Porcello)
11. Space-Based Radar (Samuel O. Piper, Lee Blanton)

12. Passive and Bistatic Radar (Hugh Griffiths)
13. Weather Radar (John Trostel)
14. Foliage Penetrating Radar (Mark Davis)
15. Materials (Ground) Penetrating Radar (C. Richard Liu)
16. Police Speed Timing Radar (Eugene F. Greneker)


William MelvinDr. William L. Melvin is Director of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor in Georgia Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His specific expertise includes digital signal processing with application to RF sensors, including adaptive signal processing for aerospace radar detection of airborne and ground moving targets, radar applications of detection and estimation theory, electronic protection, SIGINT, and synthetic aperture radar. He has authored over 150 publications in his areas of expertise and holds three patents on adaptive radar technology. Dr. Melvin received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1994, as well as the MSEE and BSEE degrees (with high honors) from this same institution in 1992 and 1989, respectively. He is also a distinguished graduate of the USAF ROTC Program.

James ScheerJames A. Scheer has been directly involved in radar R&D for 40 years. He is editor of the book Coherent Radar Performance Estimation, has authored chapters in five radar textbooks, and is an instructor in a variety of radar short courses, including Principles of Modern Radar.

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