Copyright: 2023
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781630816902

Our Price: $139.00
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This book provides a clear and systematic introduction to the basic concepts, foundational mathematics principles, and application of signals collection and supporting technologies. It describes the essential principles of signals collection and analysis for both tactical and commercial applications, and applies the foundational principles and concepts pertaining to the collection and exploitation of uncooperative signals of interest. You will be equipped with the basic concepts and skills necessary to manage and develop signals collection systems, and benefit from the practical, hands-on information you can confidently implement and apply. You will also find abundant references included to guide you further in the areas of signals collection. The book uniquely presents the fundamental mathematics of the collection and processing of signals in a manner easily understood by newcomers to the field, while practitioners will find it to be a practical, go-to desktop reference for signal analysis. This is an ideal, one-of-a-kind text for graduate students, analysts, managers, and others who need a rapid introduction to the diverse and growing field of signals analytics.
Table Of Contents

1.0 Signals Collection
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Important Terms
1.3 Signals Collection Functions and Processes
1.4 The Disciplines within Signals Collection


2.0 A Brief History of Signals Collection
2.1 World War 1 Radio Signals Collection
2.2 World War II Signals Collection, Bletchley Park and Enigma
2.3 NSA, GCHQ and the Cold War
2.4 NRO history of GRAB


3.0 Signals and Communication Fundamentals
3.1 Electromagnetic propagation of waveforms
3.2 Transmission and Antenna Theory
3.3 Communications Channels
3.4 Basic Modulation Theory
3.5 Collection Platforms on the Ground and in the Air and in Space
3.6 Kepler’s laws
3.7 Orbital parameters
3.8 Precession of orbital parameters


4.0 Radar Fundamentals
4.1 Transmission and reception beam patterns
4.2 Radar beamwidth
4.3 Radar equation
4.4 Data Link Analysis
4.5 Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
4.6 The Jamming Game


5.0 Geolocation of Non-Cooperative Emitters
5.1 Angle of Arrival Methods
5.2 Time Difference of Arrival Methods
5.3 Frequency Difference of Arrival Methods
5.4 Fusion of Geolocation Methods


6.0 Signal Detection and Estimation
6.1 Analog and Digital Signal Processing
6.2 Signals, Noise, Modulation, and the Spectrum
6.3 Detection Theory
6.4 Linear Recursive Sequences
6.5 Spread Spectrum Signals


7.0 Cryptology Fundamentals
7.1 Cryptologic Systems
7.2 Private Key Encryption Methods
7.3 Public Key Encryption Methods
7.4 Methods of Decryption


8.0 Signals Analysis Fundamentals
8.1 Spectral Search and Analysis
8.2 Traffic Analysis
8.3 Content Analysis
8.4 Content Decryption
8.5 Reporting Signals
8.6 Fusion


9.0 Cyber Operations
9.1 Computer Network Operations
9.2 The Role of Signals Collection


10.0 The Future of Signals Collection
10.1 Challenges Posed by Global Communications
10.2 Legal and Policy Considerations for Signals Collection
10.3 Signals Collection Technologies


Glossary of Terms


APPENDIX: Declassified Use Cases


  • Erik P. Blasch

    is a program officer at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He received Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wright State University. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

  • Uttam K. Majumder is a senior electronics engineer at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a senior member of IEEE.
  • David A. Garren

    is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He received his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary. He is a senior member of IEEE.