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Fundaments of Radar

  • Bahman Zohuri
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Abstract

This chapter gives an elementary account of radar’s principles and goes over essential of radar as a detecting device. Radar was one of the elements that helped Britain in their air war against German Luftwaffe during the peak of the Battle of Britain, and they managed to survive during such invasion. The subject is simple, the methods are powerful, and the results have broad applications. Radar is a detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects, and it can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, or motor vehicles or even to be able to forecast the weather formations and terrain. Today with all the stealth technologies that is pushing state of new generation of fighter planes to the stage of sixth generation and new threats hypersonic objects that are flying faster than speed of sound to level 5–15 Mach number; thus, the radar warfare is taking a different innovative level.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Electrical EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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