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Basic Radar Tracking

Basic Radar Tracking

Copyright: 2018
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781630813352

Print Book £119.00 Qty:
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Detailed closed-loop bandwidth and transient response approach is a subject rarely found in current literature. This innovative resource offers practical explanations of closed-loop radar tracking techniques in range, Doppler and angle tracking. To address analog closed loop trackers, a review of basic control theory and modeling is included. In addition, control theory, radar receivers, signal processors, and circuitry and algorithms necessary to form the signals needed in a tracker are presented. Digital trackers and multiple target tracking are also covered, focusing on g-h and g-h-k filters.


Readers learn techniques for modeling digital, closed-loop trackers. The radar circuitry/block diagrams necessary for range, Doppler and angle tracking are presented and described, with examples and simulations included. Factors such as noise and Swerling type fluctuations are taken into account. In addition to numerous worked examples, this approachable reference includes MATLAB® code associated with analysis, simulations and figures. The book contains solutions to practical problems, making it useful for both novice and advanced radar practitioners. Software will be available for download on this page.

Tracking Basics; Control Theory Review; Track Filters; Closed Loop Range Tracking; Closed Loop Angle Tracking; Closed Loop Doppler Tracking; Simulation Examples; Acquisition and Track Initiation.
  • Mervin C. Budge Mervin C. Budge has spent much of his career as the chief scientist of Dynetics, Inc. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, where he teaches courses in radar, signal processing, and Kalman filters. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
  • Shawn R. German Shawn German works as a senior principal engineer at Dynetics. His areas of expertise include simulation and modeling, phased arrays, radar receivers, advanced signal processing, and detection theory. He received his M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University.


Review by: Jay Loomis, University of Alabama Huntsville - October 1, 2018

The text provides a detailed mathematical underpinning for virtually all radar tracking methods and techniques with examples and simulation results to solidify the concepts. While written as a textbook, it can easily be used as a reference for the experienced practitioner.

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