Problem Solving 101 with James Genova

At Artech House, we ask our authors what problems their books can help readers solve. In this series, we share what our authors aim to do in their writing. Read on to find out what James Genova, who wrote Electronic Warfare Signal Processing had to say:

What are some problems your book can help readers solve?

  • Shows the development engineer (both threat engineer and defense weapon engineer) the mathematical techniques employed and the advantages of incorporating digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms into the autonomous sensor
  • Shows the US defense personnel the direction of PRC and Russian threat sensor research. Especially important to understand the required characteristics of EW systems
  • Shows Intelligence personnel the importance of DSP (Note: DSP is programmable and can be changed without hardware modifications)
  • Shows the war-fighter the scope and status of the modern information battle
  • Provides basic understanding of the fundamentals of modern autonomous threats (anti ship missiles) attacking the naval fleet. Shows the need for automated or computer aided defense systems

What are the features of your book and the specific benefits a reader can expect to derive from those features?  

Feature: Explains characteristics of modern autonomous threats Guide for design of computer aided warfare.

Benefit: Explains ASM sensor capability Shows the important role of DSP for the autonomous threat; At present DSP algorithms are ignored.

Feature: Shows direction of PRC and Russian threat research Understand the threat capability and DSP techniques.

Benefit: Shows how to interpret foreign publications Clear view of evolution of sensors and EW; Explains DSP algorithms of PRC and others PRC research is focused on rapid target classification through DSP.

Feature: Explains EW as information battle. The design goals of EW reflect new understanding of EW as battle for target feature information.

Benefit: Shows the impact of DSP algorithms on EW; Target Classification is now main task of EW; Introduces the use of optimal DSP Proactive waveforms deliberately enhance target features vs waveforms primarily for data measurements; Introduction of optimal DSP into existing hardware architecture mitigates cover EA & enhances target features; Shows Intelligence personnel the importance of programmable capability of threats
-Shows weapon test personnel the importance of programmable DSP capability of threats; Aids engineer and military war fighter develop an intuitive understanding of EW.

Please name the audiences at which this book is aimed. How will this audience use your book?

  • EW development engineer: Understand the underlying science/math of modern EW
  • Intelligence personnel: Understand importance of DSP for intel gathering
    Student or teacher of defense engineering: Comprehensive and practical view of EW and role of DSP for autonomous threats
  • Military officer: Informed decision making about EW and threats such as ASM
  • Weapon test engineer: Proper design of tests
  • Foreign defense engineer: Understand US assessment of EW and autonomous threat status

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