Microwave Passive Direction Finding brings together direction finding (DF) theory and wide-ranging information on the technology of measuring the direction-of-arrival of microwave signals. Its diagrams and photographs show the methods discussed, and equations and charts encourage a "hands-on" approach to calculating system performance. The book also presents rarely published systems concepts, such as digital preprocessing, supercommutation, and wide RF bandwidth signal detection methods. The 320-page book is published by SciTech Publishing (ISBN13: 9781891121234). [Click here to see the detailed Table of Contents, as well as more information about the book and publisher.]
Specific sections cover evolution and use of monopulse passive DF receiver theory, design of antenna elements for conformal DF coverage, receiver configurations, DF antenna arrays, interferometer DF techniques, computation methods for signal detection, probability of detection, accuracy of DF systems, and signal processing and display methods.
We are pleased to present Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of this book, as pdf files (no registration required), with the publisher's permission:
About the Author
Stephen E. Lipsky
- Chapter 1: Evolution and Uses of Passive Direction Finding, click here.
- Chapter 2: DF Receiver Theory (first half), click here.
- Chapter 2: DF Receiver Theory (second half), click here.
is the President of Bynetics, an intellectual property consulting firm. His broad experience includes serving as vice president of American Electronics Labs (now BAE Systems). He was director of advanced systems for General Instrument Corporation, where he helped develop the ALR-66 RWR, the Sub DF system, and the R-1910 receiver. He was president of Polarad Electronics, Radiometrics Division, where he developed the WLA-3, and was the project engineer at Loral Electronics for the development of the ALQ-53 Monopulse DF Receiver.
The holder of thirteen patents, Dr. Lipsky is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a charter member of the Association of Old Crows where he received a silver medal for his work on direction finding and warning receivers. He holds BEE and ME degrees from New York University, College of Engineering, a Ph.D. from Drexel University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Signal Officer's School.♦