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Fundamental Radar Design Trade-Offs

Fundamental Radar Design Trade-Offs

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This chapter discusses radar design trade-offs. These includes topics in the following areas: operating frequency selection; waveform selection; radar coverage; receiver operating characteristic design; search design; tracking architecture and parameter selection; and target classification.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Operating Frequency Selection
  • 10.2.1 Volume Search
  • 10.2.2 Horizon Fence Search
  • 10.2.3 Tracking
  • 10.2.4 Target Classification and Discrimination
  • 10.2.5 Operating Environments
  • 10.2.5.1 Clutter
  • 10.2.5.2 Chaff
  • 10.2.5.3 Electronic Counter Measures
  • 10.2.6 Radar Applications
  • 10.2.6.1 Air Defense
  • 10.2.6.2 Missile Defense
  • 10.2.6.3 Early Warning
  • 10.2.6.4 Surface Target Search and Track
  • 10.3 Waveform Selection
  • 10.3.1 Clear Environments
  • 10.3.1.1 Search
  • 10.3.1.2 Track
  • 10.3.1.3 Target Classification and Discrimination
  • 10.3.2 Clutter Environments
  • 10.3.2.1 Search
  • 10.3.2.2 Track
  • 10.3.2.3 Target Classification and Discrimination
  • 10.4 Radar Coverage
  • 10.4.1 Range
  • 10.4.2 Angle
  • 10.4.3 Doppler
  • 10.5 Receiver Operating Characteristic Design
  • 10.5.1 Target Fluctuation Types
  • 10.5.2 Probabilities of False Alarm and Detection
  • 10.5.3 Coherent and Non-Coherent Integration
  • 10.6 Search Design
  • 10.6.1 Target Types, Fluctuation Models, and Dynamics
  • 10.6.1.1 Air Targets
  • 10.6.1.2 Surface Targets
  • 10.6.2 Search Fence versus Volumetric Search
  • 10.6.3 Coherent and Non-Coherent Integration
  • 10.6.4 Cumulative Probability Approach
  • 10.6.4.1 Single-Pulse Detection
  • 10.6.4.2 Binary Integration
  • 10.6.4.3 Non-Coherent Integration
  • 10.6.4.4 Coherent Integration
  • 10.7 Tracking Architecture and Parameter Selection
  • 10.7.1 Data Association Algorithm
  • 10.7.2 Tracking Filter and Target Model
  • 10.7.2.1 Air Targets
  • 10.7.2.2 Ballistic Missile Targets
  • 10.8 Target Classification
  • 10.9 References

Inspec keywords: radar target recognition; radar tracking; radar receivers; search radar; target tracking

Other keywords: search design; target classification; waveform selection; radar coverage; radar design trade-offs; receiver operating characteristic design; tracking architecture; operating frequency selection; parameter selection

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications; Radar theory; Signal processing and detection

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