Last Updated January 9, 2014
Radar Signal Processing,
Mark A. Richards
McGraw-Hill, New York, 2014
New in this edition:
o “Measurements and Tracking” chapter
o “Selected Topics in Probability and Random Processes” appendix
o Problem sets at the end of each chapter.
For a fuller description of the goal of the book and of what has changed and what hasn’t, see
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Support information for the first edition, including errata sheets and instructor resource information, is available here.
Recommended to accompany Fundamentals of Radar Signal Processing
the Principles of Modern Radar (POMR) series
Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles, is the perfect “Radar 101” text. Ideal as both a text for newcomers and a reference for practitioners, it covers basic radar concepts and physics, subsystem technologies such as antennas and transmitters, and basic processing. It provides an excellent foundation for the “Radar 102” level of FRSP.
Principles of Modern Radar: Advanced Techniques builds on the foundation of POMR: Basic Principles and FRSP to explore advanced methods in waveforms, imaging, and adaptive processing; emerging techniques such as MIMO radar and compressive sensing, and a variety of special topics.
Principles of Modern Radar: Applications shows how the techniques of FRSP and the first two POMR volumes are put to use in real radars. Radar designs and performance are described for 16 different types of civilian and military radar systems, from simple police speed radars to advanced space-based surveillance systems.
Following are technical memoranda with supplemental information on selected topics in the text. Check back for updates to this list. (For instance, I am currently working on a memo regarding “keystoning” for range migration correction.)
A collection of GUI-based demos, non-GUI-based demos, and student projects demonstrating such concepts and techniques as linear FM waveforms, RCS statistics, pulse Doppler processing, etc. are available here.
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