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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2002, MCB UP Limited
Millimeter-Wave and infrared Multisensor Design and Signal Processing
L.A. KleinArtech House1997428 pp.ISBN 0-89006-764-3£86.00 (Hardcover)
Keywords: Infrared, Sensors, Design
This book provides a broad overview of millimeter-wave (MMW) and infrared (IR) sensor design. The material presented originally addressed military and defence applications, but the coverage of sensor constraints, design principles, alternative systems and targeting applications, makes it suitable for other applications as well.
Chapter 1 is an introductory chapter that addresses the need for sensors in modern weapon systems; precision guided munitions; and how sensors can increase weapon effectiveness. Chapter 2 discusses Multiple- Sensor System Benefits, Architectures and Component Properties. Topics presented include: sensor characteristics and application across the electromagnetic spectrum; benefits of multimode, multi-spectral sensor systems; and IR thermal and quantum detectors.
The Effects of the Atmosphere and Obscurants on MMW and IR Sensors are addressed in chapter 3. MMW Radar Sensors are presented in the following chapter and covers radar configurations; pulse, FMCW, CW doppler, pulse doppler and synthetic aperture radar systems; and signal processing techniques for target detection and classification. Chapter 5 addresses the Processing of Intermediate Frequency Data in an FMCW Radar, and presents the radar range equation, range resolution and scene modelling.
Chapters 6 and 7 address Passive Millimeter-Wave Sensors, and Passive Infrared Sensors, respectively. Subjects discussed include: radiative transfer theory; noise injection radiometers; direct detection of photon energy; and signal processing of multi-pixel imagery for automated target recognition. Solid state laser, the effective RCS of laser targets, and a comparison of MMW and IR signal detection theory, are amongst the topics addressed in chapter 8, Laser Radar.
Chapter 9, Windows and Domes for Dual- Wavelength MMW and IR Sensors, discusses the general requirements for a dual- wavelength sensor window. The final chapter of the book presents the various aspects of millimeter-wave/infrared dual-sensor design. It addresses dual-sensor configurations; MMW antenna and receiver concepts; seek scan rate and acceleration; and MMW and IR sensor design and performance calculations.
``Millimeter-Wave and Infrared Multisensor design and Signal Processing'' is a well written, practical introduction to multisensor technology. It is suitable for students and professionals studying and working with smart weapons and space-borne sensors for weather forecasting, vehicular traffic management, and Earth resource monitoring.