A radar is an electromagnetic system for detection, location, and sometimes for recognition of target objects, which operates by transmitting electromagnetic signals, receiving echoes from target objects within its volume of coverage, and extracting location and other information from the echo signals [1, p. 854]. Lire la première page
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5.0 étoiles sur 5technically complex explanation of [declassified] state of the art11 mai 2006
Par W Boudville - Publié sur Amazon.com
It does not say so on the cover, but Barton points out in his Introduction that this book is actually the 3rd edition of a text, where the 2nd edition was published in 1988. The 3rd edition was motivated in no small part by advances in radar analysis and computing power since then.
As the book amply makes clear, radar analysis and modelling is very compute intensive. In 1988, some of the calculations might have necessitated one or more minicomputers. One attraction of the book is the lengthy set of nontrivial problems at the end of each chapter; which the reader is urged to tackle. Nowadays, these can be done on a personal computer, using some maths package. Hence the book's accompanying CD. However, instead of using Mathematica or Maple, Barton chose the rarer Mathsoft. The reason is that the intermediate steps are made available, so that you can easily modify these for your situations.
The radar applications in the text are heavily directed towards military usages. For historical reasons, and also because these tend to be the most technically demanding, in terms of rapid detection and identification. (See the enemy before he sees you.) With forays into Electronic Counter Measures and ECCM.
By the way, antenna design gets one lonely chapter. Perhaps somewhat cursory. But this subject is itself worthy of length monographs, and is not really the main topic here.
The level of discussion is clearly aimed at a engineer already in the field. A sophisticated, technically complex narrative. Showing as best as can be done on a declassified level, the limits of current analysis. A reader might reasonably ruminate that if this much can be revealed, what then is the true state of the art of military radar?
5.0 étoiles sur 5Barton Is One Of The Best Authors In Radar3 juin 2011
Par G. Chastain - Publié sur Amazon.com
Having read Barton's Modern Radar System Analysis (Artech House Radar Library) and enjoying it so much, I had to purchase this work. Barton is one of the best writers in the subject of radar that I have come across. He is thorough and does an excellent job of explaining even the more difficult-to-understand topics in radar design and analysis. I can honestly say that reading his works is a genuine pleasure. It is difficult for me to select any one specific area to highlight as being the best but I can say that his treatment of the Radar Range Equation, which includes coverage of the equation in the presence of active jamming and clutter, and his discussions of target detection theory and interference are excellent. He also present a very good and accessible discussion of Radar Error Analysis.
The book comes with a CD containing a trial version of MathCad 11 but I didn't attempt to even determine if it would run on my 64-bit Vista system. My primary interest was in the text itself.
If you are new to radar and wish to obtain a thorough introduction to radar theory (without having to be a radar engineer to begin with), I couldn't recommend better authors than Barton, or Edde's Radar: Principles, Technology, Applications. For a complete list of my recommendations in radar, look up my ListMania lists: "Radar For Those Who Don't Design Radars" and "Air and Missile Defense Radar".