This popular series of tutorials, featured over a period of years in the Journal of Electronic Defense, is now available in a single volume. Organized into chapters with new introductory and supplementary material from the author, you get clear, concise and well-illustrated examinations of critical topics such as antenna parameters, receiver sensitivity, processing tasks, and search strategies, LPI signals, jamming, communication links, and simulation. The chapters define key terms and explain how and why particular technologies are relevant to electronic defense. Detailed charts, diagrams and formulas give you the practical knowledge you need to apply specific techniques in the field.
Table Of Contents
Introduction.; Basic Mathematical Concepts - dB Values and Equations. The Link Equation for ALL EW Functions. Link Issues in Practical EW Applications. Relations in Sherical Triangles. EW Applications of Spherical Trigonometry.; Antennas - Antenna Parameters and Definitions. Types of Antennas. Parameter Tradeoffs in Parabolic Antennas. Phased Array Antennas.; Receivers - Crystal Video Receiver. IFM Receiver. Tuned Radio Frequency Receiver. Superheterodyne Receiver. Fixed Tuned Receiver. Channelized Receiver. Bragg Cell Receiver. Compressive Receiver. Digital Recievers. Receiver Systems. Receiver Sensitivity. FM Sensitivity. Digital Sensitivity.; EW Processing - Processing Tasks. Determining Values of Parameters. Deinterleaving. Operator Interface. Modern Aircraft Operator Interface. Operator Interface in Tactical ESM Systems.; Search - Definitions and Parametric Constraints. Narrowband Frequency Search Strategies. The Signal Environment. Look-Through.; LPI Signals - Low-Probability-of Intercept Signals. Frequency-Hopping Signals. Chirp Signals. Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum Signals. Some Real-World Considerations.; Emitter Location - The Role of Emitter Location. Emitter Location Geometry. Emitter Location Accuracy. Amplitude-Based Emitter Location. Interferometer Direction Finding. Interferometric DF Implementation. Direction Finding Using the Doppler Principle. Time of Arrival Emitter Location.; Jamming - Classifications of Jamming. Jamming-to-Signal Ratio. Burn-Through. Cover Jamming. Range Deceptive Jamming. Inverse Gain Jamming. AGC Jamming. Velocity Gate Pull-Off. Deceptive Techniques Against Monopulse Radars.; Decoys - Types of Decoys. RCS and Reflected Power. Passive Decoys. Active Decoys. Saturation Decoys. Seduction Decoys. Effective RCS Through an Engagement.; Simulation - Definitions. Computer Simulation. Engagement Scenario Model. Operation Interface Simulation. Practical Considerations in Operator Interface Simulation. Emulation. Antenna Emulation. Receiver Emulation. Threat Emulation. Threat Antenna-Pattern Emulation. Multiple-Signal Emulation.; Appendix A. About the Author. Index.;