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Radio-Frequency and Microwave Electronics Illustrated

Matthew M. Radmanesh

Prentice Hall PTR
849 pages plus CD-ROM; $84
ISBN: 0-13-027958-7

This book is intended to be used in a two-semester course in microwave electronics for senior-level or graduate students and should serve as an excellent reference guide for the practicing RF and microwave engineer. It starts from very general postulates, considerations and laws and, chapter by chapter, narrows the focus to very specific concepts and applications, culminating in the design of various RF and microwave circuits. The presentation of a series of scientific postulates and axioms at the start of the book lays the foundation for any of the engineering sciences and is unique to this book. The book, divided into five parts and 21 chapters, develops and presents these chapters with the progressive development of concepts in the following pattern: Part I, the highest fundamentals, Chapters 1 to 4 form the foundation of electronics; Part II, wave propagation in networks, Chapters 5 to 8 present the basics of RF and microwave science, wave propagation and network characterization concepts; Part III, passive circuit design, Chapters 9 to 11 deal with the Smith chart and its numerous applications to matching circuits; Part IV, basic considerations in active networks, Chapters 12 to 14 discuss basic circuit designs; Part V, active networks and nonlinear design, Chapters 15 to 21 provide detailed analysis and design methodologies of linear and nonlinear active circuits.

A list of the symbols used, a set of references and a series of problems are included at the end of each chapter to help the reader gain a full understanding of the presented materials. The book ends with a glossary of technical terms and several important appendices. These appendices cover physical constants and other important data needed in the analysis or design process. A CD-ROM containing software in the form of an electronic book (e-book), which contains all numerical examples from the text, is included. The solutions are programmed using Visual Basic Software, which is built into the Microsoft Excel¨ application software. It is a powerful interactive tool for learning the textbook contents and for solving the numerical problems. This allows the reader to experiment with every number and formula.

To order this book, contact: Prentice Hall PTR, PO Box 11073, Des Moines, IA 50336 (800) 947-7700.

Range-Doppler Radar Imaging and Motion Compensation

Jae Sok Son, Gabriel Thomas and Benjamin C. Flores

Artech House Inc.
238 pages plus diskette; $93, £64
ISBN: 1-58053-102-4

The purpose of this book is to introduce the practicing radar engineer to some of the advanced methods used to analyze and synthesize the echo transfer functions of inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) targets. ISAR mapping is a particular form of range-Doppler imaging.

A brief introduction describes the ISAR imaging problem and the need for motion compensation via a focal quality indicator that would measure how well target motion is estimated. It serves also as a preamble to the design of advanced focal quality indicators, one of the main topics of this book.

The basic concepts of ISAR and the methods of data collection are described in Chapter 2 and the effects of target motion on the phase of an ISAR target signature are illustrated. The next three chapters describe methods used to obtain suitable motion parameter estimates, such as the burst derivative approach, the phase difference method and the least squares motion parameter estimation. In Chapter 6, a new complex analysis of ISAR signatures is proposed, while a method to assess the accuracy of the motion parameter estimation using phase slope measurements is developed in Chapter 7. A new method for improved motion estimation that assigns weights to the echo transfer function used for instantaneous range estimation is described in Chapter 8. Signal analysis and synthesis using short-time Fourier transforms are covered in Chapter 9. A selective motion compensation methodology, based on the analysis and synthesis techniques to be used with target signatures discussed in the preceding chapters, is proposed in Chapter 10. Interpolation methods for rotational motion compensation are described in Chapter 13. Image enhancement via sidelobe apodization is the subject of the final chapter.

There is a diskette included with the book, which contains many of the equations developed or described in the diverse chapters.

To order this book, contact: Artech House Inc., 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 769-9750 ext. 4002; or 46 Gillingham St., London SW1V 1HH, UK +44 (0) 20 7596-8750.