Has any technical book, radar or otherwise, presented the fundamentals and applications of a topic with such clarity and interest as George Stimson's masterpiece has? Over 50,000 happy Stimson owners would say, "Not likely!" Now a skilled and respected team of radar and EW engineers, working closely with a community of radar advisors and the publisher's editors, have fully modernized coverage and maintained the unique Stimson look and feel. Even the "timeless principles" and core fundamentals of general radar have been updated in wording and new graphics, while the more advanced concepts and applications in airborne radar have been brought into the digital age of radar signal processing and solid state electronics.
Stimson's is written specifically as an overview without going overboard on the math. Virtually anybody with a knowledge of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics will be able to read and absorb the vast majority of the material. Living up to its moniker of "Introduction," Stimson's contains extensive fundamental materials and practical applications, using visual system exemplars to aid explanations. The unique full color layout is enhanced with an immense number of illustrations, figures, tables, and color photographs.
Chapter exercises are an important addition for training and undergraduate academic courses.
* Completely covers the wide range of techniques employed in modern airborne and space borne radars.
* Fulfills the needs of those who want to learn about radar, regardless of their technical background.
* Fundamentals are applicable to ground-based radar as well.
* Clear, understandable writing supplemented by extensive graphic illustration of concepts and offset boxes taking those concepts to higher levels.
* All chapters have been modified, some heavily, to remove legacy material and include modern radar techniques.
* Two new sections have been added, covering electronic warfare, and special/advanced topics.
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'For radar experts and amateurs there is much here to expand understanding of the very latest concepts and techniques. The authors clearly understand their audience, and have produced a work that will quickly become essential to anyone wishing to understand airborne radar.' -- Darren Coe, MSc CEng, MIET, Principal Scientist - Airborne Radar, QinetiQ Malvern
* Part I: Overview of Airborne Radar * Chapter 1: Basic Concepts * Chapter 2: Approaches to Implementation * Chapter 3: Representative Applications * Part II: Essential Groundwork * Chapter 4: Radio Waves and Alternating Current Signals * Chapter 5: A Nonmathematical Approach to Radar * Chapter 6: Preparatory Math for Radar * Part III: Fundamentals of Radar * Chapter 7: Choice of Radio Frequency * Chapter 8: Directivity and the Antenna Beam * Chapter 9: Electronically Scanned Array Antennas * Chapter 10: Electronically Scanned Array Design * Chapter 11: Pulsed Operation * Chapter 12: Detection Range * Chapter 13: The Range Equation: What It Does and Doesn't Tell Us * Chapter 14: Radar Receivers and Digitization * Chapter 15: Measuring Range and Resolving in Range * Chapter 16: Pulse Compression and High-Resolution Radar * Chapter 17: Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave Ranging * Part IV: Pulse Doppler Radar * Chapter 18: The Doppler Effect * Chapter 19: The Spectrum of a Pulsed Signal * Chapter 20: The Pulsed Spectrum Unveiled * Chapter 21: Doppler Sensing and Digital Filtering * Chapter 22: Measuring Range-Rate * Part V: Clutter * Chapter 23: Sources and Spectra of Ground Return * Chapter 24: Effect of Range and Doppler Ambiguities on Ground Clutter * Chapter 25: Representing Clutter * Chapter 26: Separating Ground Moving Targets from Clutter * Part VI: Air-to-Air Operation * Chapter 27: PRF and Ambiguities * Chapter 28: Low PRF Operation * Chapter 29: Medium PRF Operation * Chapter 30: High PRF Operation * Chapter 31: Automatic Tracking * Part VII: Imaging Radar * Chapter 32: Radar and Resolution * Chapter 33: Imaging Methods * Chapter 34: SAR Image Formation and Processing * Chapter 35: SAR System Design * Part VIII Radar and Electronic Warfare * Chapter 36: Electronic Warfare Terms and Concepts * Chapter 37: Electronic Warfare Support * Chapter 38: Electronic Attack * Chapter 39: Electronic Protection * Chapter 40: Decoys * Chapter 41: Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) * Part IX: Special Topics and Advanced Concepts * Chapter 42: Antenna Radar Cross Section Reduction * Chapter 43: Advanced Processor Architectures * Chapter 44: Bistatic Radar * Chapter 45: Distributed Radar and MIMO Radar * Chapter 46: Radar Waveforms: Advanced Concepts * Chapter 47: Target Classification * Chapter 48: Emerging Radar Trends * Part X: Representative Radar Systems * Chapter 49: Airborne Early Warning and Control * Chapter 50: Reconnaissance & Surveillance * Chapter 51: Space Based Radar Systems * Chapter 52: Fighter & Attack
Series: Electromagnetics and Radar
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 774
Published: 30th May 2014
Publisher: SciTech Publishing Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 22.61
Weight (kg): 2.36
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised