Receivers systems are considered the core of electronic warfare (EW) intercept systems. Without them, the fundamental purpose of such systems is null and void. This book considers the major elements that make up receiver systems and the receivers that go in them. This resource provides system design engineers with techniques for design and development of EW receivers for modern modulations (spread spectrum) in addition to receivers for older, common modulation formats. Each major module in these receivers is considered in detail. Design information is included as well as performance tradeoffs of various components. Major factors that influence the functioning of the modules are identified and discussed. Key performance parameters are identified as well, and approaches to achieving design goals are considered.
Richard A. Poisel holds a Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin . He is currently a consultant on engineering for electronic warfare applications
Receiving Systems and Receiving System Architectures; Signals and Modulation Systems; RF Stage; Bandwidth Expansion for Small Signal Amplifiers; RF Mixers and Mixing; IF Amplifiers; IF Filters; Narrowband Receivers; Compressive Receivers; Digital Receivers Overview; Sampling and Analog to Digital Converters; Digital Filtering; Digital Demodulation; Digital to Analog Converters; Direct Digital Converter; Spread Spectrum Techniques; Receivers for DSSS Intercept; Receivers for FHSS Intercept; Receivers for THSS Intercept; DF Receivers