Radio communications plays an increasingly critical and growing role in today's electronic battlefield. Because more and more radio signals are deployed in electronic warfare (EW) situations, determining which ones are friendly and which are enemy has become more difficult and crucial. This book arms defense systems designers and operators with the full array of traditional search mechanisms and advanced high-resolution techniques for targeting radio signals deployed in electronic warfare. An invaluable technical reference, the book helps professionals fully understand the tradeoffs involved in designing EW target acquisition systems with less time and effort. Moreover, practitioners learn how to establish optimum methods for acquiring communication targets for exploitation or countermeasures. The book also serves as an excellent text for graduate courses in electronic warfare.
Richard A. Poisel is the Chief Scientist at the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, Ft. Monmouth, NJ. Dr. Poisel is also the author of Modern Communications Jamming Principles and Techniques and Introduction to Communication Electronic Warfare Systems (Artech House, 2004, 2002). He received his M.Sc. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Poisel also earned an M.Sc. in electrical engineering at Purdue University.
Introduction. Deterministic and Stochastic Processes. Target Detection Methods. Hypothesis Testing for Signal Detection. Target Parameter Estimation. Spectrum Estimation. Detection of Deterministic Signals. Detection of Stochastic Signals. High Resolution Spectrum Estimation. Artificial Reasoning for Target Identification. Resource Allocation.