Summer 2014 marks the launch of the eagerly anticipated research book to hit the radar community. Greatly expanded from the best-selling second edition by George W.Stimson, Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd edition provides a complete overview of the major developments in air and space borne radars in line with advances in modern technology. For the past 15 years, the near-legendary 2nd edition (1998) has been recognised as the best-selling book of its kind and widely acknowledged as "the first radar book anybody should own" and this 3rd revision of the classic book is set to be no different. In this 3rd edition, the true spirit of George W. Stimson lives on throughout the book as the extensive team of highly respected radar editors, authors and experts world-wide are hugely committed to maintaining the excellence of the previous edition and honouring the mantra of "simplicity is best." Stimson was incredibly skilled at explaining complex technical concepts and this is demonstrated in the overall look and feel of the new book in the straight forward and clearly explained writing style and array of unique high quality supporting visuals. Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar, 3rd Edition has been completely modernised to include a higher degree of routine adopting of electronic scanning and high resolution imaging, together with a much greater use of digital technology. All core radar principles are presented, yet the confusing jargon and complicated math found in most other radar textbooks has been totally stripped out meaning that you don't have to be technically minded to benefit from this book. However there is also sufficient technical depth, mathematical rigor and sound
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Simply Perfect25 mai 2014
Par Lorenzo Lo Monte - Publié sur Amazon.com
Stimson has been for years the best introductory Radar book in circulation. The unparalleled strength of this book is its discursive explanation of most topics in Radar, promoting non-mathematical understandings of the key concepts. Despite its simplicity, Stimson is still addressing the most challenging aspects in Radar with clarity and enthusiasm, oftentimes offering viewpoints and examples not found in any other Radar book.
I was skeptical that a third edition was able to improve the already perfect second edition: I thought that there could be two possible outcomes 1) the new book present only minor changes, or 2) the new book is overly re-edited so that it lost its "Stimson" style.
Instead, I was completely wrong, and none of these outcomes are true.
The new book uses the same layman language of the original Stimson: some concepts appear to be even better explained than in the older version. At the same time, there is plenty of additional material: basically one third of the book covers entirely new topics. The new book also covers the most recent trends in Radar, while still preserving non-technical descriptions.
Despite being the perfect textbook for an introductory course in Radar, I also find this book suitable for a non-technical audience, such as engineers/scientists from different disciplines interested in learning more about Radar, or managers/directors dealing with projects involving radars.
For those technical, radar-oriented people already possessing the second edition, upgrading to the third edition is highly recommended, since the amount of novelty and new topics covered justifies the investment.
This book is a masterpiece in the Radar community and virtually flawless: the new authors made an impressive effort in keeping the new edition as "Stimson's style".
Unless surprises, this book may remain the best introductory Radar textbook for a long time.
5.0 étoiles sur 5I Use it Now and Expect to Use it for a Long Time7 septembre 2014
Par Douglas Moody - Publié sur Amazon.com
I have relied on the earlier versions of Introduction to Airborne Radar as a valuable supplement to the engineering courses I have taught as well as a useful tool in my own radar work. The dynamic nature of radar development has not waned, so updates are needed to keep any reference relevant. Without the valuable assistance of the late George Stimson, these authors have done a magnificent job of bringing the subjects up to date and still retained the clear and understandable delivery. The mathematical models used in this book allow the reader to gain a full appreciation for the total system operation. That is a valuable perspective; it can be more useful than detailed development of complex formulas which may or may not contain all the variables necessary on a given Tuesday at a particular location. I am using this book as the central reference for a graduate-level engineering course, as I feel the students can achieve more understanding of how systems must work in the real installations and environments. Disclosure: I reviewed several chapters while the book was being developed.
5.0 étoiles sur 5I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning not just ...11 juillet 2014
Par Mohinder Jankiraman - Publié sur Amazon.com
This classic has been overhauled and re-issued.This third edition has retained the flavor of the earlier editions. The authors have done a tremendous job and should be congratulated! I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning not just airborne radars, but all types of radars, since this book has addressed many issues from basics to advanced topics, which cover most types of radars. The treatment of complex topics has been simply explained so that even a non-engineer can understand it! This is a tremendous achievement!
5.0 étoiles sur 5This book has a tremendous breadth of information on all ...8 juillet 2014
Par cstring - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book has a tremendous breadth of information on all aspects of radar. I don't know of another comparable single volume book. I am particularly impressed by the quality and number of illustrations.
5.0 étoiles sur 5For those not already familiar with Stimson's "Introduction to Airborne ...28 juin 2014
Par James Gitre - Publié sur Amazon.com
For those not already familiar with Stimson's "Introduction to Airborne Radar", this book is legendary inside the radar community for its cogent, clear presentation in a simple, but not simplistic, language. The numerous skillful explanations masterfully explain complex concepts with clarity that is exceedingly rare for many technical books. The reader will appreciate the numerous enhancements done to this latest edition, giving a timeless classic a timely update.