## Radar Systems, Peak Detection and TrackingMichael Kolawole has provided a unique introduction to radar systems and tracking that meets the requirements of radar and communications engineers and students for a text that covers tracking, signal processing and HF radar systems as well as the standard material covered by the classic radar texts. The author's approach is strongly applications-based with key mathematical techniques introduced in context, and case studies provided whenever they are appropriate. By including the fundamentals as well as more advanced techniques, Kolawole has produced a work that will provide the information engineers really need to know, and check up on. The text is also designed so that mathematical sections can be skipped with no loss of continuity by those needing only a qualitative understanding. As well as being fully up-to-date, this book provides wider subject coverage than many other radar books. The inclusion of a chapter on Skywave Radar, and full consideration of HF / OTH issues makes this book especially relevant for communications engineers and the defence sector. |

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