- Series: Irwin Electronics & Computer Enginering
- Hardcover: 784 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (December 20, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0072881380
- ISBN-13: 978-0072881387
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction to Radar Systems (Irwin Electronics & Computer Enginering) 3rd Edition
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About the book: Skolnik is the Radar deity, so yeah it's a good book. Just not worth the crazy high price.
Chapter 2 provides a comprehensive description of the Radar Equation which is the basis for any further understanding of the subject. Chapters 3 & 4 cover MTI/Pulse Doppler Radar and Tracking Radars respectively.
Chapter 7 gives a good overview of the topic of Radar Clutter. Clutter from the environment is inherently present in any radar image. Chapter 8 briefly discusses the propagation of radar waves in the atmosphere. If one wants to know more than this chapter provides, one would have to gain familiarity with Maxwell's Equations and consult an Electromagnetics text.
Chapters 9-11 wrap up this edition of Radar Systems by discussing the Radar Antenna, Transmitter, and Receiver respectively.
If one actually wants to learn the theory behind radar receivers, I would recommend the mathematically detailed books by Van Trees: Volume I on Detection and Estimation, and Volume III on Radar Signal Processing. For a more introductory overview to Radar Signal Processing, consult the recent book by Mark Richards of Georgia Tech, by the same name.