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Elementary Electromagnetics and the Radar Range Equation

Elementary Electromagnetics and the Radar Range Equation

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Chapter 1 discusses some fundamentals of radio waves from Faraday, Maxwell, and Hertz; putting together a simple radar and discussing its principal parts; deriving the radar range equation from first principles; discovering special features of surveillance and tracking radars. Radar is an acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging. Before we develop the principles of radar, the authors will review the characteristics of radio waves.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Radio Waves
  • 1.2 A Simple Radar
  • 1.3 The Radar Range Equation
  • 1.3.1 Receiver Noise
  • 1.3.2 Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • 1.3.3 Detection Range
  • 1.3.4 Other Forms of the Radar Range Equation
  • 1.4 Surveillance
  • 1.5 Tracking
  • 1.6 Exercises
  • 1.7 References

Inspec keywords: radiowaves; search radar; radar tracking

Other keywords: elementary electromagnetics; tracking radars; radar range equation; first principles; Hertz; Maxwell; principal parts; simple radar; radio detection and ranging; Faraday; radio waves characteristics; surveillance radars

Subjects: Electromagnetic wave propagation; Radar equipment, systems and applications

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