The Analysis of Radar Signals, 2nd Ed.
R. G. Wiley
Artech House, 1993, 337 pages
lthough this book is now getting very old (it
still talks about oscilloscopes and recording signals on tape),
it is still a good introduction to the basics of how to gather
intelligence about radar signals. It doesn't delve into the
issue of signal classification as does
Detecting and Classifying Low Probability of Intercept Radar
but concentrates on the most fundamental aspects of determining
the basic operational characteristics of pulsed radar signals,
such as ERP, pulse repetition interval, polarization, antenna
configuration, scan pattern, and position.
Regardless of the level of sophistication of the radar you're
studying, it's necessary to have a firm grasp of these topics
before going up and capturing some signals. For a beginner, I
would recommend reading this book right after reading Skolnik
(many of the graphs in this book are taken directly from Skolnik).
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