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Radar, The Electronic Eye

by Maurice Rubin

Radar, The Electronic Eye Synopsis

Contents INTRODUCTION 1. RADAR IN WAR What Radar is Radar and the U-boats Radar in Naval Battles General Characteristics and Requirements 2. RADAR DISTINGUISHED FROM RADIO Relations among Frequency, Wave Length, VelocityComparison of Power Transmitted and Received Power Received by a Radar Receiver Advantages of Microwaves 3. TRANSMISSION LINES, WAVE GUIDES, CAVITIES Characteristic Impedance of Infinite Line Electric and Magnetic Fields in Wave Guides Modes in Wave Guides The Magic or Hybrid T Resonance Effects in Wave Guides Evolution of the Cavity Resonator Segments of Transmission Lines Filters for Wave Guides 4. TUBES FOR RADAR OSCILLATORS Ineffectiveness of Ordinary Vacuum Tubes Movement of Charge Produces Current Operation of Magnetrons Manufacture of Magnetrons Klystrons 5. THE RECEIVER General Requirements of Radar Receiver Requirements of Superheterodyne in Radar Radar Crystals Local or Beating Oscillator Intermediate Amplifier Need for Frequency Control Details and Operation of Discriminator Video Amplifier6. MODULATORS AND WAVE SHAPERSPhase RelationsProduction of sawtooth wavesMultivibratorsElectronic SwitchBlocking OscillatorPulse TransformerModulator with Saturable Core Reactor Switch7. INDICATORS AND CATHODE RAY TUBES Types of Indicators Electrostatic Cathode Ray Tube Cathode Ray Tube Screens Magnetic Cathode Ray Tube Sweep Circuit and Amplifier Producing Sweeps for Magnetically Controlled Indicators 8. ROTARY INDUCTORS Synchros Types of Synchro Combinations Synchro-generator Synchro-motor Resolvers D.C. Selsyns Servos Use of Servo-Amplifier with D.C. Motor Servo Employing an Amplidyne 9. TRANSMIT-RECEIVE DEVICES Purpose of T-R Switch Operation of T-R Switch Details of T-R Switch Cause of Spike in Discharge Life of T-R Tube Details of Switching Action 10. ANTENNAS Antenna as Transmission Line Character of Fields Around Antennas Use of Reflectors with Antennas How Antennas are fed Effect of Earth on Transmission Radar Line of Sight Metal Lens Antenna II. OBSERVATIONS ON RADAR SYSTEMS Simple Radar in Block Form Three-centimeter Radar System Ten-centimeter Radar System Size of Target and Width of BeamFactors Determining Range of RadarStrength of Echo12. MEASUREMENTS AND TESTINGMeasurements of Fields Important in RadarWave MetersEcho BoxMeasurement of Low Power with ThermistorMeasuring Loss in DielectricsCare and Measurements of MagnetronMicrowave Signal Generator13. FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS IN RADARMaterials and Construction of Wire-wound ResistorsUses of ThermistorsMaterials and Properties of CoilsImpedance of Transmission Lines in PracticeElectromagnetic Delay LinesLines with Distributed ParametersMethods of Varying Delay in LinesBandwidth of Piezo-Electric CrystalsResistance WireTreatment of WindingNoiseVariable Condensers for Shift in PhaseConvertersInvertersVibratorsCircuit of a VibratorGeneral Requirements of RelaysMagnetic Circuits of RelaysTemperature Limitations of RelaysRelation of Air Gap to Relay Operation14. RADAR IN PEACETIMEGuiding Airplanes for LandingUse of BeaconsNavigating with LoranRadar as AltimeterUse of Radar to Prevent CollisionsCorner ReflectorsLimits of RadarPseudo-RadarRadar in the FutureGLOSSARYAPPENDIXINDEX

Book Information

ISBN: 9780820600871
Publication date: 30th April 1963
Author: Maurice Rubin
Publisher: Chemical Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 344 pages
Categories: Radar, Radio technology,

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