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Bibliography of Relevant Radar Texts
Barton, David K., Modern Radar System Analysis, Artech House, Inc., NY
(1988). A systems approach to radar by a very competent radar engineer. Earlier
works by this author are plagued by typesetting errors; this work seems much
better in this regard.
Bowen, E. G., Radar Days, Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1987. A personal and
technical account of the development of airborne radar in Britain and America
during World War II, and of the scientific outgrowth is this work in subsequent
years.
Brookner, E. (ed.), Aspects of Modern Radar, Artech House, Inc., NY
(1988). A collection of modern writings on the subject, assembled by a lead
analyst from Raytheon.
Buderi, R. The Invention that Changed the World: How a Small Group...,
Simon & Schuster, NY, (1996). Comprehensive history of the Radiation Laboratory
contributions to the early development of radar in World War II, and subsequent
developments on this foundation.
Cook, E. C. and M. Bernfield, Radar Signals, Academic Press, NY
(1967). Similar to Rihaczek (below) emphasizing waveform analysis and
application.
Curlander, J. C. and McDonough, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Wiley
Interscience (1991). A summary of SAR principles and implementations. Good if
wordy introduction to SAR processing.
Elachi, C., Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing: Applications and
Techniques, IEEE Press, 1988. Summary review of many aspects of imaging radar,
with lots of application examples. Many equations are presented rather than
derived, but a useful reference.
Evans, J. V. and T. Hagfors, Radar Astronomy, McGrawHill, NY (1968).
Covers fundamental aspects of radar, especially those relevant to radar
observations of solar system objects. Useful material on interpreting radar
echoes from rough surfaces is included as well as radar results for the inner
solar system. A seminal work in this subject.
Fuhs, Allen E., Radar Cross Section Lectures, American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, NY. Lecture notes from a course at the Naval Post
Graduate School in Monterey, California. Mainly the basics with applications to
estimating radar cross sections of aircraft and ships.
Harger, R. O., Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems: Theory and Design,
Academic Press, NY (1970). The most detailed treatment of SAR in book form.
Harger takes a system engineer's approach which electrical engineers may find
appealing. Physicists probably won't like it.
Helstrom, C.W., Statistical Theory of Signal Detection, Pergamon,
London (1960). Comprehensive treatment of signal detection built up from
fundamentals. Excellent.
Hovanessian, S. A., Introduction of Synthetic Aperture Radar, Artech
House, Dedham, MA (1980). Synthetic aperture radar is explained in simple and
useful terms. Another hurried attempt at writing for Artech House; covers the
subject adequately with an industry point of view.
von Kroge, H., GEMA: Birthplace of German Radar and Sonar, Institute
of Physics, Bristol (2000). Rare exposition of development of radar and sonar in
Germany during WWII and subsequently. Needed for a wellrounded perspective on
the development of radar.
OSR/NDRC, Propagation of Short Radio Waves, Ed. Donald E. Kerr,
McGrawHill, NY (1951). Volume 13 in the famous "Radiation Laboratoy Series"
based on work in the years 19401945. Very strong presentation of the
fundamentals. More recent work best found in journal literature.
Leberl, Franz W., Radargrammetric Image Processing, Artech House,
Inc., NY (1990). A comprehensive work on techniques for utilization of synthetic
aperture radar images. Covers important subjects such as radar stereogrammetry
not found elsewhere. Watch our for the typos in the math.
Levanon, N., Radar Principles, Wiley Interscience, NY (1988). Used as
the text for EE 254 in '9192. Fairly comprehensive introductory treatment, but
lacking in continuity, clarity, and motivation.
Mensa, D. L., High Resolution Radar Imaging, Artech House, Dedham, MA
(1981). A concise book on the principles of synthetic aperture and other forms
of imaging radar.
Nathanson, R. E., Radar Design Principles, McGrawHill, NH (1969).
General coverage book on radar emphasizing design considerations.
Rihaczek, A. W., Principles of High Resolution Radar, McGrawHill, NY
(1969). Pursues waveforms, ambiguity diagrams, and resolution in detail. This
work summarizes many important results previously published by its author in
journal papers. It is available as a paperback from MARK Resources, 4676
Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90291 at an attractive price.
Ruck, G. T., et al. (eds.), Radar Cross Section Handbook (2 vols.),
Plenum Press, NY (1970). Still the best collection of material on estimating
radar crosssections for known objects and interpreting radar crosssection data
from unknown or partiallyknown objects.
Skolnik, M. I. (ed.), Radar Handbook, McGrawHill (1970). Chapters by
various authors cover a vast number of topics. A 'telephone book' class
reference that has something for everyone in selfcontained chapters on the
order of 50 pages each. It is not a textbook, however.
Skolnik, M. I., Introduction to Radar Systems, 2nd ed., McGrawHill,
NY (1980). Comprehensive work by head of radar section at Naval Research
Laboratory. Very complete descriptions of standard designs with discussion of
engineering principles underlying hardware realization. Good reference source
for the historical literature and for understanding standard practices. A
drawback is the almost exclusive focus on military systems.
Skolnik, M.I., Radar Applications, IEEE Press, NY (1988).
Stone, W.R., Radar Cross Sections of Complex Objects, IEEE Press, NY
(1989).
Toomay, J.C., Radar Principles for the NonSpecialist, 2nd ed., Van
Nostrand Reinhold (1989). Nice little introduction written by a nonspecialist
for the nonspecialist. Has useful insights and explanations as to how things
work.
Wehner, D. R. High Resolution Radar, Artech House, Norwood, MA (1987).
Pretty good, though it is not as detailed as the one by Rihaczek (1969) above.
Willis, N.J., Bistatic Radar, Artech House, Inc., NY (1991). Only book
length work on subject of bistatic radar systems. As in Skolnik, the focus is on
military systems with a good overview of many issues and problems associated
with implementation of radars with wellseparated transmitter and receiver.
Woodward, P.M., Probability and Information Theory, with Applications
to Radar, Pergamon, London (1953). Seminal work on radar detection from
information theory viewpoint. Includes early appreciation and application of
Gabor ambiguity function to radar problem. Excellent, very readible. A classic!
Books on Reserve Terman Library
Barton, David K., Modern Radar System Analysis, Artech House, Inc., NY
(1988).
Bowen, E. G., Radar Days, Adam Hilger, Bristol (1987).
Brookner, E. (ed.), Aspects of Modern Radar, Artech House, Inc., NY
(1988).
Buderi, R. The Invention that Changed the World: How a Small Group...,
Simon & Schuster, NY, (1996).
Curlander, J. C. and McDonough, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Wiley
Interscience (1991).
Evans, J. V. and T. Hagfors, Radar Astronomy, McGrawHill, NY (1968).
Fuhs, Allen E., Radar Cross Section Lectures, American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, NY (19xx).
Harger, R. O., Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems: Theory and Design,
Academic Press, NY (1970).
von Kroge, H., GEMA: Birthplace of German Radar and Sonar, Institute
of Physics, Bristol (2000).
Leberl, Franz W., Radargrammetric Image Processing, Artech House,
Inc., NY (1990).
Levanon, N., Radar Principles, Wiley Interscience, NY (1988).
Mensa, D. L., High Resolution Radar Imaging, Artech House, Dedham, MA
(1981).
Rihaczek, A. W., Principles of High Resolution Radar, McGrawHill, NY
(1969).
Skolnik, M. I., Introduction to Radar Systems, 2nd ed., McGrawHill,
NY (1980).
Skolnik, M.I., Radar Applications, IEEE Press, NY (1988).
Toomay, J.C., Radar Principles for the NonSpecialist, 2nd ed., Van
Nostrand Reinhold (1989).
Willis, N.J., Bistatic Radar, Artech House, Inc., NY (1991).
Woodward, P.M., Probability and Information Theory, with Applications
to Radar, Pergamon, London (1953).
