Antenna systems play a critical role in modern electronic warfare communications and radar. Today's EW engineers need to have a solid understanding of the design principles of this technology and how antenna systems are used in the field. This comprehensive book serves as a one-stop resource for practical EW antenna system know-how. Supported with over 700 illustrations and nearly 1,700 equations, this authoritative reference offers professionals detailed explanations of all the important foundations and aspects of this technology. Moreover, engineers get an in-depth treatment of a wide range of antenna system applications. The book presents the key characteristics of each type of antenna, including dipoles, monopoles, loops, arrays, horns, and patches. Practitioners also find valuable discussions on the limitations of antennas system performance in EW applications.
Richard A. Poisel is a senior engineering fellow at Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. He was formerly the chief scientist at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.
Introduction to EW Antenna Systems; Principles of Electromagnetic Radiation; Fundamental Antenna Parameters; Transmission Lines; Dipole EW Antennas; EW Loop Antennas; Travelling Wave EW Antennas; EW Antenna Arrays; EW Applications of Antenna Array; Yagi-Uda EW Antennas; Frequency Independent EW Antennas; Aperture EW Antennas; Small EW Antennas; Patch Antennas; EW Applications of Patch Antennas; Adaptive EW Antenna Arrays; Fractal Antennas; Genetically Designed EW Antennas; Antenna Matching; Multicouplers, Combiners, and Diplexers; Radomes.