101: A First Course in Electronic Warfare", David
Adamy, 2001, 1-58053-169-5, U$89.00
%A David Adamy
%C 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062
%I Artech House/Horizon
%O U$89.00 800-225-9977 fax: 617-769-6334
%P 308 p.
%T "EW 101: A First Course in Electronic Warfare"
The book is
based on the "EW 101" columns
in the "Journal of
Electronic Defense." It is, in fact, the first sixty
structured into chapters and linked with additional material.
warfare (EW), as chapter one tells us, is intended
reserve the electromagnetic spectrum for friendly use,
it to the enemy. We may be using the spectrum for communications,
such as radio, although the primary concern seems to
be with remote
sensing, such as radar. EW is not concerned with such
interception of enemy communications, or the design of
weapons. Chapter two covers basic mathematics necessary
with EW, such as logarithms (for working with decibel,
representations) or spherical trigonometry. There is
a very clear
discussion of antenna characteristics, uses and design
in chapter three. Chapter four does the same thing for
with an added examination of the concept of sensitivity.
of received signals is dealt with in chapter five, with
concentration on display for and to the user (generally
a pilot or
signals officer). Chapter six looks at the multidimensional
multitechnology problem of the search for "threats" (as
are known in electronic warfare circles). "Low probability
intercept" (LPI) signals are the topic of chapter
emphasizes the considerations in regard to spread spectrum
Various techniques for locating emitters are covered
in chapter eight.
Chapter nine deals with the many different types of jamming,
power calculations necessary to concepts such as "burn
Different types, missions, and purposes of decoys are
chapter ten. Chapter eleven examines a wide variety of
involved in simulations.
the title notes, for those interested in an introduction
topic, this book is an informative and interesting tutorial,
and with a minimum of mathematics necessary to the topic.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2002 BKEW101.RVW 20020902