Radar Technology Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

to RF Stealth

Includes CD-ROM
by David Lynch, Jr.


  • All analysis presented on a first order basis: simplest approach, use of approximations, intuitive reasoning, many examples.
  • Practical "how to" approach incorporates recipes and examples for estimation of critical performance parameters.
  • Includes 368 figures, 74 tables, 328 equations and 108 items of analytical software.
  • CD-ROM enclosed with 116 MathCad program routines and Excel critical data sheets

This is the only book focused on the complete aspects of RF Stealth design!

Introduction to RF Stealth is the first to present and explain first order methods for the design of active and passive stealth properties. Everything from Electronic Order of Battle to key component design is covered.

It is a “How to” allowing estimation of RCS, emitter interceptability, IR signature with speed, emitter footprints, terrain obscuration and target visibility, ambient spectra, ambient pulse density, detection performance, antenna, filter and pulse compression sidelobes, emitter location accuracy, stealthy pulse compression design, stealthy antenna design, signal processor performance, and more. Unique compilations of the leading parameters of many emitters and interceptors are included, as is analytical software for each chapter.

Introduction to RF Stealth provides a new generation of designers with a firm and proven basis for new developments and to allow buyers of stealth technology to separate the charlatans from serious engineers.


  1. Introduction to Stealth Systems
    • Introduction
    • The Stealth Challenge
    • The Stealth Approach
    • Balanced Design
    • "Great Thoughts" Of Stealth / LO Technology
    • RCS & Power Management Summary
    • Low Probability Of Intercept Systems Introduction
    • Great Thoughts Of LPI Systems Design
    • Detection And Intercept Probability
    • Reduced Detectability - Effective Radiated Peak Power & Maximum Signal Uncertainty
    • LPI Performance Example
    • A Little History Of Stealth Systems
    • LPIR Program Accomplishments
    • LPI Modes Demonstrated Through Test
    • LPIR Program Results Summary
    • LPIS Typical Technology
    • LPI Maximizes Uncertainty
    • Basic LPI Equations
    • Radar And Beacon Equations
    • Intercept Power Relations And LPIS Figures Of Merit
    • Detection Range Versus Intercept Range Equations
    • Introduction To Radar Cross Section
    • Mathematical Basis
    • RCS Phenomenology
    • Estimating RCS
    • Introduction To Signature Balance
    • Radar Threat
    • Infrared Threat
    • Intercept Threat
    • Exercises
    • References

  2. Interceptability Parameters And Analysis
    • Interceptability Parameters
    • Interceptability Footprints
    • Interceptor Time Response
    • Receiver Sensitivity Versus Intercept Probability
    • Power Management
    • Interceptability Analysis
    • Intercept Receiver Sensitivity
    • Sidelobe Intercept Range
    • Interceptor Detection Probabilities
    • Interceptability Time Constraints
    • Interceptability Frequency Constraints
    • Antenna Gain Mismatch
    • Cumulative Probability Of Intercept
    • Example Mode Interceptability
    • Example Radar Mode Interceptability Calculations
    • Data Link Mode Interceptability Example
    • Footprint Calculation
    • “Cookie Cutter” Footprints
    • More Accurate Footprints
    • Exercises
    • References

  3. Intercept Receivers - Survey Of Current And Future Intercept Receivers
    • Receiver Types
    • Crystal Video Receiver
    • Instantaneous Frequency Measurement
    • Scanning Superhetrodyne Receivers
    • Channelized Receivers
    • Transform Intercept Receivers
    • Hybrid Or Cueing Receivers
    • Intercept Receiver Processing
    • Interceptor Measurement Accuracy
    • Frequency Measurement
    • Pulse Amplitude And Width Measurement
    • Time Of Arrival & PRI Measurement
    • Angle Of Arrival Measurement
    • Amplitude Angle Of Arrival
    • Phase Angle Of Arrival
    • Range Estimation
    • Intercept Receiver Threat Trends
    • Typical Response Threats–Elastic Threat
    • Corresponding Specification Of LPIS Emissions
    • Typical Response Threats – Radiometric & Correlation
    • LPIS Versus Interceptor
    • Screening Jamming
    • Spoofing
    • Typical Deployed Intercept Receivers
    • Exercises
    • References

  4. Exploitation Of The Environment - Atmospheric Attenuation Clutter
    • Terrain Masking
    • Electronic Order Of Battle
    • Radar & EW Intercept EOB
    • Radar Emitter EOB
    • Electronic Countermeasures EOB
    • RF Spectrum Masking
    • Example Ambient Spectra
    • Estimating Ambient Spectra
    • Estimating Ambient Pulse Density
    • Example Scenario Analysis
    • Classification Usable Sensitivity
    • Monte Carlo Simulations
    • Typical Deployed Emitters
    • Exercises
    • References

  5. Stealth Waveforms - Waveform Criteria
    • Frequency Diversity
    • Simultaneous Transmit And Receive Cross Talk
    • Low Noise Adaptive Multifrequency Generation
    • Detection Of Multifrequency Waveforms
    • Power Management
    • Pulse Compression
    • Linear FM / Chirp
    • LPI Performance Loss Incurred By Use Of Chirp
    • Stretch Processing
    • Discrete Phase Codes
    • Barker Codes
    • Frank And Digital Chirp Codes
    • Complementary Codes
    • Complementary Code Overview
    • Type II Complementary Codes
    • Polyphase Complementary Codes
    • Self Noise Performance Of Complementary Codes
    • Hybrid Waveforms
    • Hybrid Spread Spectrum Stretch (S-Cubed)
    • Hybrid Spread Spectrum Stretch Processing
    • Waveform And Processing Parameters
    • Noise Propagation In Pulse Compressors
    • Waveform Summary
    • Exercises
    • References

  6. Stealth Antennas and Radomes
    • Introduction
    • Antenna Parameters
    • Fundamental Definitions
    • Antenna Radiation Pattern And Aperture Distribution
    • Single Radiators
    • The Electric Dipole
    • The Magnetic Dipole Or Small Loop
    • Slot Radiators
    • Small Rectangular Slot In Infinite Ground Plane
    • Near Half-Wave Radiating Slot In Infinite Ground Plane
    • Slot Near Field
    • Broadband Radiators
    • Antenna Arrays
    • Simple Apertures
    • Sidelobe Reduction Functions
    • Error Induced Antenna Pattern Degradation
    • Arrays Of Elements
    • Electronically Scanned Arrays
    • Antenna Scattering
    • Basic Notions
    • Estimating Antenna RCS
    • Estimating Errors Due To Circuit Variations
    • Low RCS Radomes
    • Introduction
    • Antenna & Radome Integration
    • General Formulas
    • Composite Radomes
    • Thick Frequency Selective Layers
    • Edge Treatment
    • Coordinate Rotations
    • Radome And Antenna RCS
    • Exercises
    • References

  7. Signal Processing
    • Introduction To Stealth Signal Processing
    • Example Signal Processors
    • Basic Digital Signal Processing
    • Matched Filtering And Straddling Losses
    • Multiple Time Around Echoes, Multipath And Eclipsing
    • Noise In Digital Signal Processing Systems
    • Noise And Gain In Signal Selective Networks
    • Effects Of Processing Order On Dynamic Range
    • Saturation, Quantization And Optimum Signal Level
    • Noise In Prefiltering
    • Noise & Signal Response In Narrowband Filtering
    • Roundoff, Saturation And Truncation
    • Multiplier Roundoff Noise
    • Saturation & Truncation During FFT Processing
    • Air Target–Search, Acquisition, Track
    • Air Target Search
    • False Alarm Control
    • Air Target Tracking
    • Terrain Following/Terrain Avoidance
    • Real Beam Ground Map
    • Doppler Beam Sharpening
    • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Mapping
    • Ground MTI & MTT
    • Ground Moving Target Overview
    • Ground Moving Target Thresholding
    • GMT Tracking
    • Quiet Weapon Delivery
    • Data Links
    • Data Compression
    • Jammer Nulling
    • Adaptive Processing
    • References
    • Exercises

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Introduction to RF Stealth
by David Lynch, Jr.
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