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Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing

Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing
Author: Mark A. Richards
ISBN 13: 9780071444743
ISBN 10: 71444742
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 2005-06-24
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 513
List Price: $110.00

Master the signal processing knowledge and skills

essential to understand today’s advanced radar systems

Evolved from a course taught by a respected leader in the field, this rigorous text provides detailed coverage of radar DSP fundamentals and applications not to be found elsewhere in the literature. Written for graduate engineering students and working professionals seeking enhanced skills and career advancement, Mark Richard's Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing provides clear, modern instruction in radar DSP basics and the skills needed in both design and analysis of common radar algorithms. This text is ideal for those looking to go beyond the cursory treatment of signal processing in general radar systems books to seek more detailed treatments of signal models, waveforms, interference reduction, and detection, as well as to gain the foundation needed for specialty texts that focus on advanced radar signal processing topics such as SAR and STAP.

Developed and tested over many years of graduate and professional education, this in-depth introduction to the radar DSP techniques at the foundation of current advanced radar technologies provides a thorough description and detailed examples of:

  • Signal acquisition and sampling in multiple domains
  • Target and interference models
  • Common radar waveforms
  • Interference reduction techniques
  • Detection algorithms and tools
  • Basic synthetic aperture imaging and adaptive array processing
  • Much more

Develop In-Depth Understanding of Radar DSP Fundamentals:

Introduction to Radar Systems
• Signal Models
• Sampling and Quantization of Pulsed Radar Signals
• Radar Waveforms
• Doppler Processing
• Detection Fundamentals
• Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) Detection
• Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Imaging
• Introduction to Beamforming and Space-Time Adaptive Processing
• Tracking
• Bibliography

Mark A. Richards, Ph.D. is a principal research engineer and adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has over 20 years experience in academia, industry, and government in radar signal processing and embedded computing. He has served as a program manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; the General Chair of the IEEE 2001 Radar Conference, and as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Dr. Richards teaches frequently in graduate and professional education courses in radar signal processing, radar imaging, and related topics. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.