Radar principles with applications to tracking systems

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Wiley, Jan 18, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 319 pages
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INTRODUCTION
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SIGNAL PROCESSING
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WAVEFORM SELECTION
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About the author PHILIP L. BOGLER received a PhD in electrical engineering in the area of communications and electromagnetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Upon graduation, he joined the technical staff of Hughes Aircraft Company where he specialized in the areas of radar tracking, terrain following, motion compensation, and multiple sensor fusion. In August of 1987, he was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia where he taught and led research in the area of communications and radar. In July of 1989, he joined the technical staff of Grumman Corporation at Melbourne, Florida, where his present duties include electronic warfare studies and component evaluation.

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