Radar Systems

Radar Systems

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This introductory discussion of radar is divided into three broad topics: How radar waves are generated and transmitted; How radar waves interact with external objects and return to the radar; How (fundamentally) the returned signals are processed to yield interesting information.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Fourier Transforms
  • 2.2 Radar Hardware
  • 2.2.1 Oscillators
  • 2.2.2 Waveform Generation
  • 2.2.3 Mixers
  • 2.2.4 Modulation
  • 2.2.5 Transmitter
  • 2.2.6 Waveguide
  • 2.2.7 Duplexer
  • 2.2.8 Antenna
  • 2.2.9 Limiter
  • 2.2.10 Low-Noise Amplifier
  • 2.2.11 System Noise
  • 2.2.12 Demodulation
  • 2.2.13 Quadrature Mixer
  • 2.2.14 A/D Converters
  • 2.3 Aperture Antennas
  • 2.3.1 Introduction to Aperture Antennas
  • 2.3.2 Radiation Patterns
  • 2.3.3 Gain
  • 2.3.4 Tapered Apertures
  • 2.3.5 Cosecant-Squared Antenna Pattern
  • 2.4 Phased-Array Antennas
  • 2.4.1 One-Dimensional Line Array
  • 2.4.2 Two-Dimensional Phased Array
  • References
  • Problems

Inspec keywords: radar signal processing; radar antennas; Fourier transforms

Other keywords: Fourier transforms; radar system; antenna; radar waves; radar signal; external objects

Subjects: Single antennas; Integral transforms; Signal processing and detection; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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