Best Radar Technology Books – For Students and Professionals


Radar has played a crucial role in the military during the 20th century. This technology of using radio waves to detect the existence of faraway metallic objects was however developed in the late 19th century.

Fast forward nowadays RADAR has become a technology with massive and divers applications in air-defence systems, space and ocean surveillance, outer space and radar astronomy, missile applications, air and terrestrial traffic control, self-driving cars and so many others.

Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) are undergoing rapid growth and innovation in both government and commercial sectors.

New advanced and cognitive radar/EW architectures are emerging that leverage advances in key enabling radio frequency (RF) technologies, high performance embedded computing (HPEC), and machine intelligence. Applications include advanced phased array radars, multistatics, UAV radar, ground penetrating radar (GPR), cognitive radar and EW, health monitoring and automotive.

Artech House provides in their RADAR book series a comprehensive set of references from basic introductory materials to the latest cutting-edge technologies. Review below 5 of the best radar books published by Artech House.

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5 of the Best Radar Books


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Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach, Second Edition

Joseph R. Guerci

Copyright: 2020
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781630817732

This highly-anticipated second edition of the bestselling Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach, the first book on the subject, provides up-to-the-minute advances in the field of cognitive radar (CR). Adaptive waveform methods are discussed in detail, along with optimum resource allocation and radar scheduling. Chronicling the field of cognitive radar (CR), this cutting-edge resource provides an accessible introduction to the theory and applications of CR, and presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this emerging area. It covers important breakthroughs in advanced radar systems, and offers new and powerful methods for combating difficult clutter environments. You find details on specific algorithmic and real-time high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) architectures. This practical book is supported with numerous examples that clarify key topics, and includes more than 370 equations.

Author Bio: Joseph R. Guerci J.R. Guerci has 30 years of experience in advanced technology research and development in government, industrial, and academic settings including the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as Director of the Special Projects Office (SPO) where he led the inception, research, development, execution, and ultimately transition of next generation multidisciplinary defense technologies. In 2007, he received the IEEE Warren D. White Award for radar adaptive processing and is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to advanced radar theory and embodiment in real-world systems.


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Introduction to Radar Using Python and MATLAB

Lee Andrew (Andy) Harrison

Copyright: 2019
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781630815974

This comprehensive resource provides readers with the tools necessary to perform analysis of various waveforms for use in radar systems. It provides information about how to produce synthetic aperture (SAR) images by giving a tomographic formulation and implementation for SAR imaging. Tracking filter fundamentals, and each parameter associated with the filter and how each affects tracking performance are also presented. Various radar cross section measurement techniques are covered, along with waveform selection analysis through the study of the ambiguity function for each particular waveform from simple linear frequency modulation (LFM) waveforms to more complicated coded waveforms.

The text includes the Python tool suite, which allows the reader to analyze and predict radar performance for various scenarios and applications. Also provided are MATLAB® scripts corresponding to the Python tools. The software includes a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that provides visualizations of the concepts being covered. Users have full access to both the Python and MATLAB source code to modify for their application. With examples using the tool suite are given at the end of each chapter, this text gives readers a clear understanding of how important target scattering is in areas of target detection, target tracking, pulse integration, and target discrimination.

Author Bio: Lee Andrew (Andy) Harrison currently serves as a senior research engineer in a Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory. He received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from University of Mississippi. He is a senior member of IEEE.


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Basic Radar Analysis, Second Edition

Mervin C. Budge  Shawn R. German
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 950
ISBN: 9781630815554

This highly-anticipated second edition of an Artech House classic covers several key radar analysis areas: the radar range equation, detection theory, ambiguity functions, waveforms, antennas, active arrays, receivers and signal processors, CFAR and chaff analysis. Readers will be able to predict the detection performance of a radar system using the radar range equation, its various parameters, matched filter theory, and Swerling target models. The performance of various signal processors, single pulse, pulsed Doppler, LFM, NLFM, and BPSK, are discussed, taking into account factors including MTI processing, integration gain, weighting loss and straddling loss.

The details of radar analysis are covered from a mathematical perspective, with in-depth breakdowns of radar performance in the presence of clutter. Readers will be able to determine the nose temperature of a multi-channel receiver as it is used in active arrays. With the addition of three new chapters on moving target detectors, inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) and constant false alarm rate (CFAR) and new MATLAB codes, this expanded second edition will appeal to the novice as well as the experienced practitioner.

Supplementary Material: Click here to download the software files for this title.

Authors Bio:

  • 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.


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The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar, Second Edition

Victor C. Chen

Copyright: 2019
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781630815462

Written by a prominent expert in the field, this updated and expanded second edition of an Artech House classic includes the most recent breakthroughs in vital sign and gender recognition via micro-radar, as well as covering basic principles of Doppler effect and micro-Doppler effect and describing basic applications of micro-Doppler signatures in radar. The book presents detailed procedures about how to generate and analyze micro-Doppler signatures from radar signals. Readers will learn how to model and animate an object (such as human, spinning top, rotating rotor blades) with movement, simulation of radar returns from the object, and generating micro-Doppler signature.

The book includes coverage of the Google project “Soli”, which demonstrated the use of radar micro-Doppler effect to sense and recognize micro motions of human hand gesture for controlling devices. It also discusses noncontact detection of human vital sign (micro motions of breathing and heart beating) using radar, another important application of radar micro-Doppler sensors. Detailed MATLAB source codes for simulation of radar backscattering from targets with various motions are provided, along with source codes for generating micro-Doppler signatures and analyzing characteristics of targets.

Author Bio: Victor C. Chen Victor C. Chen is retired from his position of principal investigator in the Radar Division of the U.S. Naval Laboratory. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


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An Introduction to Passive Radar

Hugh D. Griffiths   Christopher J. Baker

Copyright: 2017
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781630810368

Developed by recognized experts in the field, this first-of-its-kind resource introduces the basic principles of passive radar technology and provides an overview of recent developments in this field and existing real passive radar systems. This book explains how passive radar works, how it differs from the active type, and demonstrates the benefits and drawbacks of this novel technology. Properties of illuminators, including ambiguity functions, digital vs. analog, digitally-coded waveforms, vertical-plane coverage, and satellite-borne and radar illuminators are explored. Readers find practical guidance on direct signal suppression, passive radar performance prediction, and detection and tracking. This book provides concrete examples of systems and results, including analog TV, FM radio, cell phone base stations, DVB–T and DAB, HF skywave transmissions, indoor WiFi, satellite-borne illuminators, and low-cost scientific remote sensing. Future developments and applications of passive radar are also presented.
Authors Bio:
  • Hugh D. Griffiths Hugh D. Griffiths hold the THALES/Royal Academy Chair of RF Sensors at University College London, UK. He received his Ph.D. and his D.Sc. Eng from University College London. He received his MA degree in physics from Oxford University, UK.
  • Christopher J. Baker Christopher J. Baker is chief technology officer with Aveillant Ltd. in Cambridge, UK. Previously he was the Ohio Research Scholar in Integrated Sensor Systems at Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. and B.Sc. in applied physics from the University of Hull, UK.


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