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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has a 140-year heritage of publishing material for global engineering and technology community.

As a membership organisation, IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers, with nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries with a mission to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community and supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society.

Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, third edition

An absolute ‘must have’ for all radar enthusiasts, this new and updated edition is widely acknowledged as the only book to offer a complete overview of modern airborne radar principles of the last 15 to 20 years; reserve your copy today.

Publishers of a wealth of engineering and technology research including books, journals, magazines and conference publications.
Stimson's third edition contains several technological and modernised updates on radar technology.
IET is recognised as a valuable resource by various members of the engineering industry, from students to radar specialists.

For the past 15 years, the second edition (1998) has been recognised as the best-selling book of its kind and widely acknowledged as ‘the first radar book anybody should own’; the third revision looks to follow this precedent.

George W Stimson’s style and dedication lives on throughout the book as the extensive team of highly respected radar editors, authors and experts worldwide are hugely committed to maintaining the excellence of the previous edition and honouring the mantra of ‘simplicity is best.’

Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, third edition has been updated to include a higher degree of routine adopting of electronic scanning and high resolution imaging, combined with greater use of digital technology.

All core radar principles are presented, but the confusing jargon and complicated mathematics found in other radar textbooks has been omitted, meaning novice readers can benefit from this book. However there is also sufficient technical depth, mathematical rigor and sound physical understanding of virtually all advanced radar techniques to satisfy the appetite of the more advanced radar enthusiasts.

Two new sections have been added, including six chapters on electronic warfare and seven chapters on special topics and advanced techniques. The addition of modernised real-life practical examples ensures this text is ideal for undergraduate training courses.

All chapters have been completely modernised

All chapters have been revised in line with modern technologies, and the revised edition also includes more than 1,200 full colour visual graphics and SI units.

Books for radar engineers, pilots, aviation students and defence contractors

Suited to those who are experienced and new to radar, Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, third edition will be a hugely beneficial reference text for a vast number of radar enthusiasts, including:

  • Radar and general defence engineers
  • Military pilots
  • Students studying radar, aviation and aeronautics
  • Defence contractors
  • Avionic technicians
  • All levels of radar personnel

If you want to make a real investment in your radar career, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on the clearest technical presentation of radar principles ever published; the backbone to your studies for the next 20 years.

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Editors of Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar Third Edition

George W Stimson is the author of Introduction to Airborne Radar (first and second 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 evolution of airborne radar and with assistance from Hughes engineers updated the first edition with 11 new chapters.

Hugh Griffiths holds the THALES / Royal Academy Chair of RF Sensors in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London, UK. He has published more than 300 technical articles and papers and is the editor-in-chief of the IET Journal – Radar, Sonar and Navigation. In 2013, he won the prestigious AF Harvey prize from the IET.

Christopher Baker is the Ohio Research Scholar in integrated sensor systems at The Ohio State University. He has been actively engaged in radar system research since 1984 and is the author of more than 200 publications.

David Adamy is an internationally recognised expert in electronic warfare with more than 47 years’ experience in the field and is a previous National President of the Association of Old Crows.

Contributors include: Simon Watts, Tony Kinghorn, James Stiles, Shannon Blunt, Eli Brookner, David Blacknell.

About IET Books

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) provides international researchers, professionals and students with an increasing range of practitioner and academically focused titles, the IET and SciTech imprints offer a comprehensive resource for the engineering and technology community featuring both print and digital books across 12 main specialist disciplines.

The IET also offers a gateway to a wider portfolio of research and information via the IET Digital Library. Comprising of more than 400 eBooks, all 28 IET journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests, the IET Digital Library provides users with a wealth of essential engineering intelligence.

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  • Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, Third Edition

    Prompted by the advent of "stealth," the daunting prospect of ever more sophisticated radar countermeasures and the explosive growth of digital processing, this updated edition of Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar is the ONLY book to offer a complete overview of modern airborne radar principles of the last 15-20 years.

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