Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar (Revised)

George W Stimson (Author) Hugh D Griffiths (Editor)
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Completely modernized, greatly expanded, but retaining all the magic of the 2nd edition, Introduction to Airborne Radar has been brought into the 21st century without losing the hallmarks that made George Stimson's previous editions unique. Every chapter has been updated to reflect the constant transformations in radar technology and end-of-chapter exercises have also been added, improving its employment as a textbook.

Over 100 radar and EW experts from around the world were involved in reviewing, writing, and editing this book, each one a longtime user of the previous editions. Each one of them was tasked with making sure this third edition lives up to its legacy of 'Introduction.'

Stimson's is written specifically as an overview without going overboard on the math. Virtually anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics will be able to read and absorb the vast majority of the material. The first 17 chapters provide fundamentals that can be used by air, ground, and sea-based personnel. Every chapter provides extensive fundamental materials and practical applications, using visual system exemplars to aid explanations. The unique full color layout is enhanced with an immense number of illustrations, figures, tables, and color photographs.

Key features:

  • Modernized to reflect changes in the past 20 years including electronic scanning antennas and high resolution imaging.
  • Completely covers the wide range of techniques employed in modern airborne and space borne radars.
  • Fundamentals are applicable to ground and sea-based radar.
  • Clear, understandable writing supplemented by extensive graphic illustration of concepts and offset boxes taking those concepts to the next level.
  • Community reviewed by over 100 radar experts from organizations worldwide.

Product Details

SciTech Publishing
Publish Date
May 30, 2014
8.58 X 1.59 X 11.2 inches | 5.2 pounds
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About the Author

George W. Stimson was the author of Introduction to Airborne Radar (1st and 2nd editions) and served as an engineer on Southern California Edison's frequency-change project before being hired by Hughes Aircraft Company. Working closely with the company's top designers, Stimson observed first-hand the fascinating evolution of airborne radar and with the help from Hughes engineers updated the first edition with 11 new chapters.
Hugh Griffiths received PhD and DSc(Eng) degrees from the University of London. From 1982-2006 he was with University College London. Since 2006 he has been Principal of the Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University, which is part of the UK's Defence Academy. His research interests include radar and sonar systems, signal processing (particularly synthetic aperture radar and bistatic and multistatic radar), as well as antennas and antenna measurements. He has published over 300 papers and technical articles. Hugh Griffiths has received numerous awards and he serves on the IEEE AESS Board of Governors, on the IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel, and as Editor-in-Chief of IET Proceedings on Radar, Sonar and Navigation. He served as Chairman of the IEE International Radar Conference RADAR 2002 in Edinburgh, UK and he has advisory roles for the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a Fellow of the IET and the IEEE and, in 1997, he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dave Adamy is an internationally recognised expert in electronic warfare. He has 50 years of experience as a systems engineer and program technical director, developing EW systems from DC to Light, deployed on platforms from submarines to space, with specifications from QRC to high reliability. For the last 30 years, he has run his own company, performing studies for the US Government and defense contractors. He has also presented a number of courses in the US, Europe and Australia on Electronic Warfare and related subjects. He has published over 330 professional articles on Electronic Warfare, receiver system design and closely related subjects, including the popular EW101 column in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He has 15 books in print and is a past National President of the Association of Old Crows.

Chris J. Baker is the Ohio State Research Scholar in Integrated Sensor Systems at The Ohio State University. He has been actively engaged in radar systems research since 1984 and is the author of over 250 publications. His research covers coherent radar techniques, radar signal processing, radar signal interpretation, electronically scanned radar systems, radar imaging, natural and cognitive echo locating systems. He has won numerous awards for research and holds visiting position at a number of the worlds leading universities.


'For radar experts and amateurs there is much here to expand understanding of the very latest concepts and techniques. The authors clearly understand their audience, and have produced a work that will quickly become essential to anyone wishing to understand airborne radar.'

--Darren Coe, MSc CEng, MIET, Principal Scientist - Airborne Radar, QinetiQ Malvern