Sensors 2013, 13(1), 1146-1150; doi:10.3390/s130101146

New Book Received *
Introduction to Modern EW Systems. Edited by Andrea De Martino, Artech House, 2012; 417 pages. Price: £119.00, ISBN 978-1-60807-207-1
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland; E-Mail:
Received: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1].

Master the latest electronic warfare (EW) techniques and technologies related to on-board military platforms with this authoritative resource. You gain expert design guidance on technologies and equipment used to detect and identify emitter threats, giving you an advantage in the never-ending chess game between sensor guided weapons and EW systems. This unique book offers you deeper insight into EW systems principles of operation and their mathematical descriptions, arming you with better knowledge for your specific design applications.

Moreover, you get practical information on how to counter modern communications data links which provide connectivity and command flow among the armed forces in the battlefield. Taking a sufficiently broad perspective, this comprehensive volume offers you a panoramic view of the various physical domains—RF, Infrared, and electronics—that are present in modern electronic warfare systems. This in-depth book is supported with over 280 illustrations and more than 560 equations.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Electronic Warfare Scenarios1
1.1Definitions and EW Role in the Military Field1
1.2Main Weapons Systems of Interest to EW3
1.2.1Artillery Systems6
1.2.2Missile Systems7
1.2.3Active Homing Missiles10
1.2.4Track via Missile Systems12
1.2.5Passive IR-Guided Missiles13
1.2.6Sea-Skimming Missiles13
1.2.7Antiradiation Missiles14
1.3EW in Symmetric Conflicts15
1.4EW in Asymmetric Conflicts20
Chapter 2 Evolution of Signal Emitters and Sensors23
2.2Sensor Electromagnetic Spectrum and Atmospheric Propagation24
2.3Radar Principles and Types26
2.3.1Radar Equation29
2.3.2Radar Structure32
2.3.3Radar Signal Processing Fundamentals37
2.3.4Automatic Detection50
2.3.5Pulse Compression55
2.3.6Surveillance Radars65
2.3.7LPI Radars66
2.3.8Pulse Doppler Radars75
2.3.9Tracking Radars83
2.3.10Synthetic Aperture Radars101
2.3.11Bistatic Radars104
2.4.1Access Methods115
2.4.2Digital Signaling116
2.4.3Secure Communications119
2.4.4Coding of Communication Signals120
2.4.5Typical Military Communication Systems123
2.5Satellite Navigation Systems125
2.6Electro-Optical Thermal Imagers129
2.6.1Minimum Resolvable Temperature136
2.6.2IR Missile Seekers139
2.6.3Missile Approach Warner147
2.7Laser Radar Systems147
2.7.1Laser Target Designation and Ranging148
2.7.2Laser Radar Receivers149
2.7.3Laser Radar Range Equation149
2.7.4Target Detection153
Chapter 3 Electronic Warfare RF Band Sensor Systems157
3.2EW Radar Band Sensors158
3.2.1RWR Architecture159
3.2.2ESM Architecture160
3.2.3ELINT Architecture161
3.3EW Sensor Sensitivity161
3.4Probability of Interception168
3.5EW Radar Band Sensor Architectures175
3.5.1Architecture of Past Generation Intercept Receivers175
3.5.2Architecture of New EW Radar Band Sensors184
3.5.3DSP Technologies192
3.6Detection and Classification of LPI Radars197
3.7Emitter Deinterleaving and Sorting204
3.8Emitter Identification206
3.9Communications ESM208
Chapter 4 RF Direction-Finding and Emitter Location Techniques221
4.2Amplitude Comparison DF Methods222
4.3Phase Comparison Monopulse DF Measurement Methods229
4.3.1Correlative Phase DF232
4.4Time-Difference DF238
4.5Emitter Location244
4.5.3Frequency Difference on Arrival Passive Location Technique251
4.5.4Inverse Passive Location255
Chapter 5 Electronic Countermeasure Systems261
5.1.1Typical RECM Requirements and Missions263
5.1.2EW Radar Jamming Equation264
5.2Radar ECM Architecture267
5.3Digital Radio-Frequency Memory272
5.3.1Phase-Sampled DRFMs274
5.4Radar ECM Transmitters276
5.6Communication ECM Systems291
5.7Infrared ECM Systems295
Chapter 6 ECM Techniques and Sensor ECCMs303
6.2ECM Principles and Techniques Used Against Surveillance Radars and Related ECCMs304
6.2.1Frequency Agility in Transmission304
6.2.2PRI Agility304
6.2.3Ultralow Sidelobes305
6.2.4Multiple-Sidelobe Cancellers305
6.2.5Sidelobe Blanker308
6.2.6Adaptive Arrays310
6.2.7Noise Jamming311
6.2.8False Targets312
6.3ECM Principles and Techniques Used Against Tracking Radars and Related ECCMs313
6.3.1Range Tracking Loop Deception314
6.3.2RECM Techniques Used Against Radar Doppler Tracking318
6.3.3RECM Techniques Used Against Radar Angle Measurement320
6.4Conclusions About RECM Techniques337
6.5ECM Principles and Techniques Used Against Communication Systems338
6.5.1Noise Jamming341
6.5.2Follower Jammer343
6.6Conclusions About ECM Techniques345
Appendix A Signal Detection in Sensor Receivers349
A.1Integration of Successive Radar Pulses354
A.2Coherent Detection355
Appendix B Introductory Concepts of Estimation Theory357
B.1Maximum Likelihood Function Estimator359
B.2Least-Squares Method of Estimation360
Appendix C Antennas and Phased Array Antennas363
C.1Antenna Types366
C.2Array Antennas368
Appendix D Analog Modulation Methods381
D.1Amplitude Modulation381
D.2Angle Modulation381
D.3Quadrature Modulation384
Appendix E Evaluation of BER Increase for Noise and CW Tone Jamming in Communication Systems Employing BFSK Modulation387
List of Acronyms393
About the Author401


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