Practical Geolocation for Electronic Warfare Using MATLAB

by Nicholas A. O'Donoughue

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This text explores the practical realities that arise from the employment of geolocation for electronic warfare in real-world systems, including position of the target, errors in sensor position, orientation, or velocity, and the impact of repeated measurements over time. The problems solved in the book have direct relevance to accurately locating and tracking UAVs, planes, and ships.

As a companion volume to the author's previous book Emitter Detection and Geolocation for Electronic Warfare (Artech House, 2019), this book goes in depth on real-world complications that include: working within and converting between different coordinate systems, incorporation of prior information about targets, sensor uncertainties, the use of multiple snapshots over time, and estimating the current position and velocity of moving targets. The e-book version described here includes several links to software and videos that can be downloaded from the publicly available Git repository. The book also includes all MATLAB code necessary to develop novel algorithms that allow comparisons to classical techniques and enable you to account for errors in timing, position, velocity, or orientation of the sensors.

With its unique and updated coverage of detailed geolocation techniques and data, and easy linkable access to additional software and videos, this is a must-have book for engineers and electronic warfare practitioners who need the best information available on the development or employment of geolocation algorithms. It is also a useful teaching resource for faculty and students in engineering departments covering RF signal processing topics, as well as anyone interested in novel applications of SDRs and UAVs.

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