Introduction to Radar Systems
This text tries to present a thorough, straightforward, and consistent description of the signal processing aspects of radar technology, focusing primarily on the more fundamental functions common to most radar systems. Pulsed radars are emphasized over CW radars, though many of the ideas are applicable to both. Similarly, monostatic radars, where the transmitter and receiver antennas are collocated (and in fact are usually the same antenna), are emphasized over bistatic radars, where they are significantly separated, though again many of the results apply to both. The reason for this focus is that the majority of radar systems are monostatic, pulsed designs. Finally, the subject is approached from a digital signal processing (DSP) viewpoint as much as practicable, both because most new radar designs rely heavily on digital processing and because this approach can unify concepts and results often treated separately.