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Microwave System Design Tools and EW Applications,
by Peter W East
Published by Artech House Inc in May 2005.


(New Book+CD edition, "Microwave System Design Tools and EW Applications - Second Edition" now available with new and updated applets.)

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Cascaded Noise Figure

Calculates the overall noise figure for up to four amplifying or attenuating components in cascade.

dBmi : dBW/m2 Conversion

Converts between dBmi and dBW/m2 receiver system sensitivity definitions.

Cascaded Mismatches

Accurate VSWR of two transmission-line components in cascade separated by a variable attenuator, and adjustable source and load VSWR.

Reflector Antenna Patterns

Design and tolerances of a parabolic dish antenna. Gain, feed illumination, F/D ratio, and defocusing.

Transmission Line Filter

Design of a fifth-order line and stub lowpass microwave filter. Butterworth and Chebychev responses and tolerances to line impedance and insertion loss.

Limiting Amplifier Operation

Demonstrates how a limiting amplifier affects signal, noise and signal-to-noise ratio in and through the limiting region.

Signal+Noise Vector Limiting Simulation

Vector simulation using the frequency component representation of the limiting process.

Amplifier Dynamic Range

Effect of amplifier compression slope and signal level on the generation of intermodulation components up to the seventh-order.

Compression Amplifier Design

Design equations for logarithmic or power law, limiting-summation amplifiers.

Mixer Spurii

Spurii generation up to the seventh-order in single diode, balanced and doubly balanced mixer types as a function of LO and signal drive levels.



Receiver Sensitivity

Sensitivity and SNR performance of eight types of common microwave receivers.

Wideband DV SNR

Signal-to-noise ratio across the operating band with adjustable gain and noise figure variations.

RF Amplifier DLVA Cascading

RF amplification and cascaded detector log-video amplifier output combining.

Digital FFT Receiver Performance

Digital FFT receiver design: effect of window functions, pulse width, rise-time, relative delay, frequency offset, number of bits, ADC linearity, and clock jitter.

Compressive Receiver Performance

Compressive receiver design and performance: effect of pulse width, relative delay and rise-time, RF offset, and DDL parameters on compression gain.

Threshold Triggering Probability

Pulse triggering probability around threshold, for a variety of receiver types and designs.

Video Noise Rate Statistics

Zero crossing rate and positive peak occurrence rate for various video band shapes and shape orders.

Signal Detection Probability

Basic probability distribution of signal + Gaussian noise and threshold triggering probability.

Pulse Thresholding

Oscilloscope-type representation of pulse triggering and hysteresis threshold fallback probability along a pulse, for a variety of receiver types.

Video-OR Threshold

Triggering and signal-to-noise performance of the video-OR circuit used to trigger from the largest of multiple receiver channels with dominant signals in one or two channels.

Vector Thresholding

Various vector receiver thresholding algorithms are compared. Performance as a function of threshold and signal signal-to-noise ratio.

Multisample Noncoherent Integration

Optimising noncoherent integration SNR improvement using multiple samples along a video pulse for various video band shapes.

Pulse Filtering Distortion

Effects of RF filter bandwidth, pulse width, and offsets on the transmitted pulse shape.



IFM and Interferometer Design

Detection and ambiguity probability of a pair of RF limited, IFM discriminators or interferometer baselines and design tolerances.

Circular Matrix DF Array

Design tolerances of the phase modes generated by an N-port Butler matrix feeding an N-element circular DF array.

Deambiguity Design

Deambiguity margin design of a four-discriminator phase encoding system for IFM and multibaseline interferometer DF systems.

Amplitude Comparison DF

Amplitude comparison DF system design and evaluation of three common algorithms. DF error analysis for various real antenna patterns including those input by the user.

Amplitude Comparison Resolving Interferometer Ambiguities

Ambiguity tolerance using amplitude comparison DF system to resolve shortest baseline ambiguities of an interferometer DF system.



Antenna Near-Field Power

Power density and power received by a defined antenna in the near field of a large aperture antenna. The receive antenna can be positioned off-axis.

Antenna Polarisation Coupling

Power coupling loss and polarisation characteristics of a pair of arbitrarily polarised antennas.

ESM Detection Range

Far-field received power levels from a transmitter over sea paths.

Radar Detection Range

Far-field received power levels from a radar target over sea paths.

Bistatic Reflections

Contours of constant time delay and reflected signal for separated transmitter and receiver with the same visible target.

ESM Clutter Modelling

Received power time response from a complex modulated pulsed radar when both radar and receiver are immersed in a cluttered or littoral environment.

Passive Location

Accuracy comparison of DF and TOA location systems having random errors.

ESM Sensitivity Advantage

Sensitivity and range advantage probability of an ESM system located on a known RCS platform.

Jammer Protection

Protection regions for jammers operating in self-defence or area defence modes.


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Updated December 11th 2012