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This comprehensive discussion of airborne early warning (AEW) system concepts encompasses a wide range of issues, including capabilities and limitations, developmental trends, and opportunities for improvement. With sections suited for both the specialist and the generalist, it provides broad coverage of AEW system concepts and enabling technologies. The text is supported by 202 equations and 170 illustrations.
Table Of Contents
Introduction. Operational Requirements - an AEW Controller Viewpoint. AEW Platforms. Radar Basics. Radar Targets, Clutter and Detection. AEW Radar Concepts. Automatic Target Tracking. Special Radar Issues. Adjunct Sensors and Mission Support Systems. Example AEW Electronics Systems. Aerostat Radar Systems. Target Recognition in AEW Systems. Appendixes. Index.