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Coherent Radar Performance Estimation by James A. Scheer
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it was amazing

Some topics here are rarely found elsewhere

This book covers topics rarely found anywhere else. Hands-on hardware experience, or a book like this is required to actually build and/or simulate sensors with fidelity required to fully understand their behavior and performance. Phase noise is one example, and the authors add a twist rarely seen, that phase noise is aliased into the doppler target region by PRF harmonics above the target in frequency. That is, PRF modes, like rain or ground clutter, carry power spread into the target region through phase noise “down” instead of only up in frequency (as we usually expect) over the doppler passband. Once described its rather obvious, but until such exposure, it’s a phenomena likely to be missed. For that and other similar revelations this book has value. Sadly, Artech books have a nasty habit of passing over typos, thus making equations excessively frustrating to guess at what the author meant; they have weak, almost pointless indexes (though this volume's index is quite good); and we learn nothing about the authors. Even so, Artech remains one of the paramount sources of radar and electrical engineering. A good book, offered as part of the course at Georgia Tech (this book’s authors) when available.
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