Supported by 202 equations and 170 illustrations, Airborne Early Warning System Concepts is an invaluable reference tool for a wide audience. It will be a welcome library addition for the engineer, scientist, system integrator, user, designer, or manager with interest in AEW concepts. It is also suitable for students and professors of electrical and system engineering or military science. This comprehensive discussion of airborne early warning (AEW) system concepts encompasses a wide range of issues, including capabilities and limitations, developmental trends and opportunities for improvement. Consisting of contributions from experts in the field, the book is presented at varying levels of complexity, ranging from elementary to advanced. For the generalist, the text provides a fundamental understanding of the status of AEW concepts with the use of only elementary mathematics. For the specialist, there are separate chapters that emphasize key AEW radar issues.
- Chapter 2: Operational Requirements - An AEW Controller Viewpoint
- Chapter 3: AEW Platforms
- Chapter 4: Radar Basics
- Chapter 5: Radar Targets, Clutter, and Detection
- Chapter 6: AEW Radar Concepts
- Chapter 7: Automatic Target Tracking
- Chapter 8: Special Radar Issues
- Chapter 9: Adjunct Sensors and Mission Support Systems
- Chapter 10: Example AEW Electronics Systems
- Chapter 11: Aerostat Radar Systems
- Chapter 12: Target Recognition in Airborne Early Warning Systems
- Appendix A: Basics of Statistics
- Appendix B: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols
- Appendix C: Constants and Conversion Units
Maurice W. Long is a private radar consultant specializing in small target detection. While at Georgia Institute of Technology, he managed the development of a number of radar systems and held a variety of positions including principal research engineer, professor of electrical engineering, and director of the Engineering Experiment Station (now Georgia Tech Research Institute).