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Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applications

Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applications

By (author): Jeffrey Nanzer
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781608071739

eBook £107.00
Microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing techniques are fast becoming a necessity in many aspects of security as detection and classification of objects or intruders becomes more difficult. This groundbreaking resource offers you expert guidance in this burgeoning area. It provides you with a thorough treatment of the principles of microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing for security applications, as well as practical coverage of the design of radiometer, radar, and imaging systems. You learn how to design active and passive sensors for intruder detection, concealed object detection, and human activity classification. This detailed book presents the fundamental concepts practitioners need to understand, including electromagnetic wave propagation in free space and in media, antenna theory, and the principles of receiver design. You find in-depth discussions on the interactions of electromagnetic waves with human tissues, the atmosphere and various building and clothing materials. This timely volume explores recently developed detection techniques, such as micro-Doppler radar signatures and correlation radiometry. The book is supported with over 200 illustrations and 1,135 equations.
Introduction - Security Sensing. Overview of Remote Sensing Techniques. The Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Spectrum. Examples of Remote Security Sensors. ; Electromagnetic Plane Wave Fundamentals - Maxwell 's Equations. Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields. Wave Polarization. ; Electromagnetic Waves in Media - Plane Wave Propagation in Unbounded Media. Plane Wave Propagation in Bounded Media. Electromagnetic Propagation in Specific Media. ; Antennas - Electromagnetic Potentials. Antenna Parameters. Properties of Wire Antennas. Aperture Antennas. Antenna Arrays. Common Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Antennas. ; Receivers - General Operation of Receivers. Receiver Noise. Noise Figure and Noise Temperature. Receiver Linearity. ; Radiometry - Radiometry Fundamentals. Blackbody Radiation. Applied Radiometry. Radiometer Receivers. Practical Considerations. Scanning Radiometer Systems. ; Radar - Radar Fundamentals. Transmitter Systems. Radar Measurement Sensitivity. Micro-Doppler. Continuous-Wave Radar. High-Range Resolution Radar. ; Imaging Systems - Scanning Imaging Systems. Interferometric Imaging Systems.; Interferometric Measurement of Angular Velocity - Interferometer Response to an Angularly Moving Point Source. Interferometer Spectral Response. Interferometric Measurement of Moving Humans. ;
  • Jeffrey Nanzer Jeffrey Nanzer is a senior professional staff member at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin.
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