Long regarded as a classic of filter theory and design, this book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of filtering techniques, devices and concepts as well as pertinent mathematical relationships. Analysis and theory are supplemented by detailed design curves, fully explained examples and problem and answer sections. Discussed are the derivation of filtering functions, Fourier, Laplace, Hilbert and z transforms, lowpass responses, the transformation of lowpass into other filter types, the all-pass function, the effect of losses on theoretical responses, matched filtering, methods of time-domain synthesis, and digital filtering. This book is invaluable for engineers other than those who are filter design specialists who need to know about the possibilities and limits of the filtering process in order to use filters competently and confidently in their system designs.
- Chapter 2: Frequency-Domain Analysis
- Chapter 3: Linear System Responses
- Chapter 4: Frequency Transformations
- Chapter 5: All-Pass Functions
- Chapter 6: Finite-Q Elements and Predistortion
- Chapter 7: Optimum Linear Filtering
- Chapter 8: Time-Domain Operations
- Chapter 9: Digital Filtering
Herman J. Blinchikoff was born in Baltimore, MD on August 3, 1934. In 1952 he was awarded a scholarship in the first Westinghouse-Johns Hopkins Work Study Program. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1959, 1963, and 1969, respectively.
From 1952 to 1963, he was employed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Baltimore, MD, where he was primarily engaged in network design with emphasis on electronic filter design and development. From 1963 through 1968, he did research on radar-countermeasure systems at the Carlyle Barton Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University. In 1969, he returned to Westinghouse where he did filter-theory research and development, for applications in radar and communication systems.
In 1979, he joined the Radar Systems Engineering group at Westinghouse, and from 1983 to 1993 he was the system analyst on the ASR-9 and ARSR-4 surveillance radar programs. He retired from Westinghouse in 1993. While at Westinghouse he taught courses on filter theory and design (1969-1993), and radar pulse compression signals (1982-1993). Filtering in the Time and Frequency Domains is an outgrowth of the filtering course.
Dr. Blinchikoff has written nineteen technical papers, presented four conference papers, and been awarded five US patents. Since retiring, he has taught at the University of Maryland and is currently on the adjunct faculty of the Community College of Baltimore County. He is a Senior Member in the IEEE, a member in Sigma Xi, and a Professional Engineer in MD.Anatol I. Zverev Westinghouse Electric Corporation, USA.