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Requirements and Characteristics of Electronic Warfare Receivers

Requirements and Characteristics of Electronic Warfare Receivers

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In this chapter, the information contained in a radar pulse will be presented first. Then some of the difficulties encountered in receiver research will be stated. A very simple discussion on analog and digital receivers will then be presented and, finally, the characteristics of EW receivers will be discussed. If several definitions of one term are available, only the ones that have a direct impact on EW receivers will be discussed. All the characteristics presented here are measurable quantities and the measurements will be presented in Chapter 14. Finally, the research trend in EW receivers will be discussed. Readers with EW background can skip this chapter.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Introduction to Electronic Warfare
  • 2.3 Difference Between Intercept and Communication Receivers
  • 2.4 Signal Environment for EW Receivers
  • 2.5 Requirements of EW Receivers
  • 2.6 Parameters Measured by an EW Receiver
  • 2.7 Frequency Information
  • 2.8 AOA Information
  • 2.9 Outputs of an EW Receiver
  • 2.10 Overview of Analog EW Receivers
  • 2.11 Instantaneous Frequency Measurement (IFM) Receivers
  • 2.12 Channelized Receivers
  • 2.13 Bragg Cell Receivers
  • 2.14 Compressive (Microscan) Receivers
  • 2.15 Digital Receivers
  • 2.16 Characteristics and Performance of EW Receivers
  • 2.16.1 Single Signal
  • 2.16.2 Two Simultaneous Signals
  • 2.17 Potential Trend in EW Receiver Development
  • 2.17.1 Theoretical Problem Solutions
  • 2.17.2 Queuing Receiver
  • 2.17.3 Compressive Receiver Used for AOA Measurement
  • 2.17.4 Channelized IFM Receiver
  • 2.17.5 Digital EW Receiver
  • 2.18 Electronic Warfare Processor
  • 2.18.1 Deinterleaving
  • 2.18.2 PRI Generation
  • 2.18.3 Radar Identification
  • 2.18.4 Tracking
  • 2.18.5 Revisiting
  • 2.19 EW Receiver Design Goals
  • 2.20 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: radar; electronic warfare

Other keywords: electronic warfare receivers; radar pulse; electronic warfare background; analog receivers; digital receivers

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications; Electromagnetic compatibility and interference; Radio links and equipment; Electronic warfare

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