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Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles
Editors: Mark A. Richards, James A. Scheer, William A. Holm

Copyright: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 850
ISBN: 9781891121524
List Price: $135.00

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Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles is a comprehensive and modern textbook for courses in radar systems and technology at the college senior and graduate student level; a professional training textbook for formal in-house courses for new hires; a reference for ongoing study following a radar short course; and a self-study and professional reference book.

Principles of Modern Radar focuses on four key areas:

1. BASIC CONCEPTS, such as the the radar range equation and threshold detection;
2. RADAR SIGNAL PHENOMENOLOGY, such as radar cross section models, clutter, atmospheric effects, and Doppler effects;
3. DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL MAJOR SUBSYSTEMS OF MODERN RADARS, such as the antenna, transmitter, receiver, including modern architectural elements such as exciters, and advanced signal processors; and:
4. SIGNAL AND DATA PROCESSING BASICS, from digital signal processing (DSP) fundamentals, through detection, Doppler processing, waveforms and pulse compression, basic imaging concepts, and tracking fundamentals.

While several established books address introductory radar systems, Principles of Modern Radar differs from these in its breadth of coverage, its emphasis on current methods (without losing sight of bedrock principles), and its adoption of an appropriate level of quantitative rigor for the intended audience of students and new professional hires.

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Mark Richards has kindly made several MATLAB supplements from his Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing book available to all POMR users as well. You can download the .zip file of the supplements here, and the details of the content and use of each here. The supplements are subject to the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. The software is "as is" and SciTech does not provide technical support.

Special Note - Community Reviews
The manuscript for this book was reviewed by over 50 professionals in academia, military, and commercial enterprises. These reviewers were among thousands of potential users approached by the publisher and asked to share their expertise and experience in radar training and instruction. Their extensive comments, corrections, and insights ensure that Principles of Modern Radar will meet the needs of modern radar educators and students around the world. Written and edited by world-renowned radar instructors and critically reviewed by users before publication, this is truly a “radar community-driven” book. See the list of Master Reviewers and Reviewers below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Use the Explore button to see the full TOC)
1 Introduction and Radar Overview (James A. Scheer, William A. Holm)
2 The Radar Range Equation (James A. Scheer)
3 Radar Search and Overview of Detection in Interference (James A. Scheer)
4 Propagation Effects and Mechanisms (Jay Saffold)
5 Characteristics of Clutter (Nicholas C. Currie)
6 Target Reflectivity (John F. Shaeffer)
7 Target Fluctuation Models (Mark A. Richards)
8 Doppler Phenomenology and Data Acquisition (William A. Holm, Mark A. Richards)
9 Radar Antennas (Christopher D. Bailey)
10 Radar Transmitters (Tracy V. Wallace, Randy J. Jost, Paul Schmid)
11 Radar Receivers (Joseph A. Bruder)
12 Radar Exciters (James A. Scheer)
13 The Radar Signal Processor (Mark A. Richards)
14 Digital Signal Processing Fundamentals for Radar (Mark A. Richards)
15 Threshold Detection of Radar Targets (Mark A. Richards)
16 Constant False Alarm Rate Detectors (Byron M. Keel)
17 Doppler Processing (Mark A. Richards)
18 Radar Measurements (W. Dale Blair, Mark A. Richards, David A. Long)
19 Radar Tracking Algorithms (W. Dale Blair)
20 Fundamentals of Pulse Compression Waveforms (Byron Keel)
21 An Overview of Radar Imaging (Gregory A. Showman)


Mark RichardsMark Richards is a faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, teaching and conducting research in the areas of digital signal processing, radar signal processing, and high performance embedded computing. He was previously Chief of the Radar Systems Division in the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He is the author of Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing (McGraw-Hill, 2005), as well as co-editor or contributor to four other books. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 1982.

James ScheerJim Scheer has 40 years of hands-on experience in the design, development, and analysis of radar systems. He currently consults and works part time for GTRI and teaches radar-related short courses. He began his career with the General Electric Company (now Lockheed Martin Corporation), working on the F-111 attack radar system. In 1975 he moved to GTRI, where he worked on radar system applied research until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Scheer is an IEEE Life Fellow and holds a BSEE degree from Clarkson University and the MSEE degree from Syracuse University.

William HolmWilliam Holm is Program Director for the GTRI Defense Electronics Short Courses and is a principal research scientist at the GTRI/SEAL. He is currently conducting research in radar systems design and signal processing techniques and also teaches physics in the Georgia Tech School of Physics. His research in radar technology and related subjects has resulted in over 65 technical papers, research papers, and book chapters. Dr. Holm has over 25 years of teaching experience, including the “Principles of Modern Radar” and “Basic Radar Concepts” short courses. Dr. Holm holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Georgia Tech.

John Milan (Radar Consultant)
Byron Edde (Radar & EW Consultant)
G. Richard Curry (Radar Consultant and Author)
Paul G. Hannen (SAIC Senior Engineer)
Randy J. Jost (Ball Aerospace)
David G. Long (Brigham Young University)
Marshall Greenspan (Northrup Grumman Corporation)
Simon Watts (Thales, UK)

Dr. Clive Alabaster (Lecturer, Cranfield University, UK)
Chris Baker (ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Canberra, AUS)
Dr. Ronald Aloysius (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
Edward Barile (Raytheon Corporation)
Dan Bernabei (Department of Defense)
Lee Blanton (General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.)
Neal Brune (Esterline Defense Technologies)
Gerry Cain (DSP Creations Ltd.)
Kernan Chaisson (U.S. Air Force retired)
I.-Ting Chiang (Lorentz Solution Inc.)
Dr. Jean-Yves Chouinard (Université Laval, Quebec, CAN)
Lawrence Cohen (Naval Research Laboratory)
Carlton Davis (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
Dr. Muhammad Dawood (New Mexico State University)
Patrick Dever (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
Robert Egri (Cobham DES)
Dr. John J. Ermer (Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems)
Dr. Mark Frank (Rohde & Schwarz Inc.)
Christophe Fumeaux (University of Adelaide, AUS)
Dr. Fulvio Gini (University of Pisa, ITA)
James D. Gitre ( Motorola)
Nathan A. Goodman ( University of Arizona)
Dr. Martie Goulding (MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates, CAN)
John M. Green (Naval Postgraduate School)
Dr. Hugh Griffiths (University College London, GBR)
Dr. Walter Gustavo Fano (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco)
Dr. Stephen Harman (QinetiQ, UK)
Dr. Joseph Hucks (Harris Corporation)
Thomas Jeffrey (Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems)
Dr. Alan R. Keith (Boeing Defense, Space and Security)
Stephane Kemkemian (Thales Airborne Systems, FRA)
Dr. Theodoros G. Kostis (University of the Aegean, GR)
Dr. Richard Lane (QinetiQ)
François Le Chevalier (Thales Air Systems, FRA)
Tony Leotta (ADL Associates)
Richard Lethin (Reservoir Labs)
David Mackes (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
Kevin McClaning (Johns Hopkins University)
Anders Nelander (Swedish Defense Research Agency, SWE)
Natalia K. Nikolova (McMaster University, CAN)
Dr. Myriam Nouvel (Thales Airborne Systems, FRA)
Dr. Chris Oliver (InfoSAR, GBR)
Karl Erik Olsen (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, NOR)
Dr. Pinaki S. Ray (The University of Adelaide, AUS)
Dr. Brian D. Rigling (Wright State University)
Firooz Sadjadi (Lockheed Martin Cooperation)
Dr. Earl Sager (System Planning Corporation)
Dr. Paul E. Schmid (Engineering Systems, Inc.)
John Shipley (Harris Corporation)
Dr. John Spurlin (Norfolk State University)
Dr. Roger Sullivan (Radar consultant)
Chin Yeng Tan (The University of Nottingham–Malaysia)
John Wendler (Harris Corporation)
Dr. Andreas Wiesmann (GAMMA Remote Sensing AG–Switzerland, CHE)
Richard Wiley (Research Associates of Syracuse)
Ben Winstead (Honeywell International, Inc.)

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