A 15-member group of researchers, including radar engineers and scientists belonging to the Georgia Institute of Technology have written a 960 page book named “Principles of Modern Radar”: Basic Principles. This book edited by Mark A. Richards, and James A. Scheer, and published by SciTech Publishing Inc benefits professionals and students alike.
According to Georgia Tech’s associate vice provost for Distance Learning and Professional Education, and Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Principal research scientist Holm, the origin of this book was from a brief course conducted 40 years ago by Georgia Tech, named “Principles of Modern Radar”. This book will catalog, an exhaustive and sweeping introduction to the field of radar technology and can be used as a supplement to any course on this subject. This work is a new endeavor, not to be confused with a text of the same title, authored by the same group in 1987.
Richards, the book's editor-in-chief, and a principal research engineer in Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, commented that, during the last two decades, Radar technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, especially in the area of signal processing, as a result the new book throws immense light on signal processing alongside a general survey of radar technology, phenomenology and subsystems. The book also deals with avant-garde technology based on transmitter-receivers such as radar exciters and phased-array radars.
Scheer, the third editor of the book, and a retired GTRI engineer, currently working and teaching at Georgia Tech, explained, that this work was one half of a two book series. The second volume, to be published by SciTech in 2011, is to be on the subject of advanced radar concepts, written by more or less the same team members. He added that, the swift growth of hardware computing systems, have empowered software, for signal processing methods and that the second book expounds this topic. He terms the book as a profound presentation on radar technology which could be used as text book for courses on radars or as a reference book to be used by active engineers. A lot of other GTRI faculties have also contributed to the book “Principles of Modern Radar”.