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Acoustics, Radar, and Communications Classic Books

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The following are the official list of Acoustics, Radar, and Communications Classic Books from Peninsula Publishing of Los Altos Hills, California. Click Here to download the Peninsula Publishing list of Acoustics, Radar, and Communications Classic Books.

Sediment Acoustics
Robert D. Stoll. Seminal book addressing Biot Theory for the modeling of acoustic behavior of ocean sediments. Written for seismic-acousticians in the geo-exploration, engineering, oceanographic and underwater sound communities. Stoll, a respected leader in marine geoacoustics for more than forty years, added a brief preface and updated selected bibliography to this second printing of his book, first published in 1989. Sediment Acoustics provides an excellent introduction to Biot Theory, the physics underlying the model parameters, and experimentally measurable predictions of the theory. The book constitutes a major synthesis for non-specialists: the results of laboratory, in-situ and numerical modeling studies of seismic-acoustic wave propagation, reflection and attenuation in two-phase poro-visco-elastic media. Includes tutorial sections and references for new researchers in seismic modeling, quantitative seismic stratigraphy, offshore marine geotechnique, underwater acoustics and sonar, and ground-interacting aeroacoustics. Softcover. 172 pages. ISBN: 9780932146144 $77.00

Underwater Electroacoustic Transducers
Dennis Stansfield. This reprint is a practical handbook for users and designers of underwater transducers. It has been an authoritative text in the field since first published by the Bath University Press in 1991. Design methods are illustrated by concentrating on the design of piezoelectric transducers in the 2 - 20 kHz range, most commonly used in sonar systems. Designs for frequencies below this range are also discussed. Treatment is down-to-earth and avoids complex mathematics. Topics include the role of the transducer as an element of the complete system; wide bandwidth, high power transmitter applications; wide band hydrophones; characteristics of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials; and transducer testing. For the user, the wide range of topics and practical approach of the book help him to identify the most important features of the requirement and assist him in drawing up realistic specifications. For the designer, the book describes the necessary theoretical and practical aspects involved in developing a transducer to most effectively suit the application and it discusses the main features of the various types of designs.Softcover. 429 pages. ISBN: 9780932146724 $73.00

Introduction to the Theory and Design of Sonar Transducers
Oscar Bryan Wilson. Written in 1985 as a text at the Naval Postgraduate School, this book provides a complete treatment of the fundamentals of transducer theory and design using equivalent circuit techniques. Subjects addressed: introductory baseline and definitions, equivalent circuits, properties of materials: piezoelectric and magnetorestrictive, hydrophone design and transducer arrays.
Hardcover. 202 pages. ISBN: 9780932146229 $69.00

Underwater Electroacoustic Measurements
Robert J. Bobber. Theory and practice of measuring electroacoustic parameters such as response, sensitivity, directivity, impedance, efficiency, linearity and noise limits of transducers used in sonars. Hardcover. 341 pages. ISBN: 9780932146199 $61.00

Matched Field Processing for Underwater Acoustics
Alexandra Tolstoy. Published by the World Scientific Publishing Company in 1993. The author was with the Naval Research Laboratory. Matched Field Processing is the process of cross-correlation of a measured field with a modeled, predicted or replica field to determine a set of input parameters that yield the highest correlation. Typically, input parameters in to a selected sound propagation model would include candidate range, bearing and depth of a source relative to the receiving array. The sound propagation model might be defined by environmental data such as sound speed profiles, bottom and surface conditions, tides, and composition of the water. The matched field processing (MFP) would be employed to determine the location of the source the exact relative range, bearing and depth of the source. This book is for scientists and engineers who are familiarizing themselves with MFP and those in need of detailed information about the process. The first two chapters address a brief history of MFP and discuss other types of processors used in underwater acoustics. The third chapter discusses where errors in MFP solutions occur due to errors in the propagation model. Chapter 4 gives the reader a familiarity of how linear and minimum variance processors perform under a wide range of conditions. And the last chapter addresses broadband processing, source movement, and multiple sources. Hardcover. 228 pages. ISBN: 9789810210595 $69.00

Space-Time Information Processing
Charles Loda and A. Winder. Classic reference for signal processing and data analysis for acoustic and sonar engineering. Features Fourier transforms, statistical analyses, spectra and correlation. Valuable chapters address spatially and temporally limited functions, optimal filtering procedures, and interpretation of results.Hardcover. 192 pages. ISBN: 9780932146045 $49.00

Principles of Underwater Sound, Third edition
Robert J. Urick. The most widely used book on underwater acoustics and sonar published today. This book continues to be the standby of practicing engineers, scientists, underwater systems managers and students. Its contents lie squarely in the middle between theory at one end and practical technology at the other. Principles summarizes fundamentals, effects and phenomena of underwater sound and their application to sonar. It provides numerical, quantitative data for the solution of practical problems. 229 figures; 23 tables; 673 references. Detailed index pinpoints data and explanations instantly. Problem section with solutions.Hardcover. 444 pages. ISBN: 9780932146625 $74.00

Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound
Charles H. Sherman and John Butler. This book is published by Springer, released in 2007, and sold by Peninsula Publishing. This is the most recent and complete book on the theory and design of underwater transducers in print today. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research of the U. S. Navy. This book addresses the theory, development and design of electroacoustic transducers for underwater applications. It is more comprehensive than any existing book in this field. It includes the basics of the six major types of electroacoustic transducers and shows why piezoelectric ceramic transducers are the most suitable for underwater sound. It presents the basic acoustic concepts and models needed in transducer and transducer array development, and discusses most currently used transducer designs. It analyzes nonlinear effects and describes methods of transducer evaluation and measurement. The extensive Appendix and numerous diagrams provide an up to date source for use by students and practicing engineers and scientists.Hardcover. 630 pages. ISBN: 9780387329406 $123.00

Underwater Acoustic System Analysis, Second Edition
William S. Burdic. Provides a comprehensive exploration of underwater acoustics, acoustic signal generation, and acoustic signal processing for systems analysts, systems engineers and sonar engineers. This book is a reprint of the second edition published in 1991 and is still a classic text in the field. Updated and expanded in 1991, this edition contains all the valuable information it its earlier text plus a detailed discussion of adaptive processing as applied to spatial filtering. You will also find review sections on Fourier analysis, correlation, random processes and hypothesis testing. Highlights include: generation and propagation of compressional acoustic waves in the ocean; narrow band signatures of surface ships caused by cavitating propeller blades and diesel engine firing; optimization of signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution in the presence of multiple signals; ambient noise in the ocean; and examples of system performance.Softcover. 489 pages. ISBN: 9780932146632 $87.00

Sonar Engineering Handbook
Harrison T. Loeser. Fundamentals and engineering formulas dealing with sonar, signal processing, sound transmission, noise generation, vibration control and elastomers. Each formula is briefly explained in an associated paragraph with references provided for detailed follow up. Softcover. 216 pages. ISBN: 9780932146595 $55.00

Ambient Noise in the Sea
Robert J. Urick. Examines significant aspects of ambient noise beneath sea's surface: definition; measurement; sources; variation. Essential for work in sonar systems. Hardcover. 205 pages. ISBN: 9780932146137 $48.00

Sound Propagation in the Sea
Robert J. Urick. Overviews underwater sound propagation, multipath, deep sound channel, sea surface reflections scattering, attenuation, absorption, modeling. Hardcover. 225 pages. ISBN: 9780932146083 $53.00

Physics of Sound in the Sea
Milestone work on undersea sound propagation resulting from the World War II studies. Discusses transmission loss, target strength and echoes from subs/surface ships, sound transmission through wakes, etc. Hardcover. 577 pages. ISBN: 9780932146244 $59.00

Mechanics of Underwater Noise
Donald Ross. Most authoritative book on fundamentals of underwater noise radiated by ships, submarines, torpedoes. Stresses physical explanations of mechanisms by which noise is generated, transmitted by structures and radiated into the sea. Hardcover. 375 pages. ISBN: 9780932146168 $74.00

Side Scan Sonar Record Interpretation
Charles Mazel. Training manual produced by Klein Associates, Inc., manufacturer of side scan sonars. Applies to interpretation of all commercial side scan sonars. The 144 figures and photographs of actual sonar records depict mine and ship targets, shadows, clutter, noise, wakes and dolphins. Softcover. 146 pages. ISBN: 9780932146502 $69.00

Noise Reduction
Edited by Leo L. Beranek. Classic book of fundamentals of noise control and noise reduction for the general engineer. Elementary beginnings leading to the advanced aspects of noise reduction for offices, residences, auditoriums and transportation vehicles. Case histories and abundant references. Hardcover. 776 pages. ISBN: 9780932146588 $47.00

Collected Papers on Acoustics
Wallace Clement Sabine, the Father of Architectural Acoustics. Acoustic problems in theater, auditorium, church, classrooms and their solutions. Magnificent sketches and photos. This unabridged volume forms the foundation of modern architectural acoustics. Hardcover. 304 pages. ISBN: 9780932146601 $57.00

Signal Detection and Recognition by Human Observers
Edited by John A. Swets in 1964, this book was the first to bring together into one volume a broad discussion coverage of modern signal detection theory applications to human performance, specifically in auditory and visual sensory tasks. Applications address problems in psychology including the integration of sensory information, signal uncertainty, auditory frequency analysis, speech communication, vigilance and recognition memory. Bibliography updated to 1988. Hardcover. 734 pages. ISBN: 9780932146212 $64.00

Signal Detection Theory and Psychophysics
David Green and John Swets. Summarizes the application of signal detection theory to the analysis and measurement of the human observer's sensory system. Outlines the theory of statistical decision making and its application to a variety of common psychophysical activities. Applies signal detection theory to problems in a sensory psychology. Hardcover. 521 pages. ISBN: 9780932146236 $78.00

Applied Acoustics
G. Porges. Develops the basic theory of sound from first principles and applies the theory to obtain practical formula for the transmission and absorption of sound, sound levels in closed spaces and the radiation of sound from common noise sources. In keeping with the practical orientation of the book, the mathematics used is relatively elementary. Hardcover. 190 pages. ISBN: 9780932146182 $41.00

The Sabines at Riverbank
John Kopec. Chronicles the people and research involved in the birth and first decades of the science of architectural acoustics. Here is the history of the first family of architectural acoustics, the Sabines, and the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories, the world's first independent laboratory for measuring the acoustical properties of architectural materials. The story begins in the early 1900s with Wallace Clement Sabine, a Harvard professor, who led the practice of acoustics toward a quantitative science with great insight, industry and integrity. He was followed by two other giants in the field of architectural acoustics: Paul Earls Sabine, a cousin, and his son, Hale Johnson Sabine, all Harvard graduates. No one other than John Kopec with his historical perspective and inside knowledge of the lab could have authored this extraordinary history. Hardcover. 230 pages. ISBN: 9780932146618 $37.00

Radar Cross Section Handbook
Edited by George Ruck of Battelle Labs. Originally published by Published by Plenum Press but now reprinted by Peninsula Publishing. This two-volume set presents the fundamentals of RCS theory and measurements. Characterizes RCS of basic shapes such as spheres, cylinders, ellipsoids, wedges and ionized regions. Principles apply to underwater acoustic targets, too. Soft cover. 949 pages. Two-volume set: Vol. I, ISBN: 9780932146649 Vol. II, ISBN: 9780932146663 Two-volume set: $137.00

ECM and ECCM Techniques for Digital Communication Systems
Ray H. Pettit. Overview of contemporary concepts and techniques in the area of ECM and ECCM for digital communications. Focuses on applicable models and procedures, and gains and losses in systems performance. Graphic illustrations and practical examples. Hardcover. 178 pages. ISBN: 9780932146324 $33.00

Electronic Countermeasures
Originally published as a secret reference in the 1960s, its 1100 pages cover signal intercept, jamming and deception fundamentals that are as valid today as when first written. Subjects include intercept probabilities, receiver parameters, detection and analysis, direction finding, jamming techniques, IR and acoustic countermeasures. More than 600 references and a list of authors that reads like Who's Who in Electronic Warfare. Hardcover. 1100 pages. ISBN: 9780932146007 $77.00

Principles of Electronic Warfare
Robert J. Schlesinger. Overviews EW technology and tactics in the space age. Written from an overall systems viewpoint. Highlights radar countermeasure techniques, electronic intelligence (ELINT), elements of space environment, payload optimization between weapons and ECM, and air combat analysis. Soft cover. 213 pages. ISBN: 9780932146014 $37.00

The Strategy of Electromagnetic Conflict
Written by the Air Force Academy faculty. Electronic countermeasures and counter-countermeasures; electronic reconnaissance; tradeoffs in air defense; use of chaff for aircraft self-protection; communications intelligence, security and cryptology; vulnerability of space stations; countermeasures in the millimeter, IR, optical, laser and UV regions. Required reading for engineering and analysis personnel dealing with design and development of military electronic systems and the planning of air operations. Hardcover, 300 pages. ISBN: 9780932146021 $46.00

An Introduction to Statistical Communication Theory. IEEE Press
Written by David Middleton, pioneer in statistical communication theory, this classic established a unified approach to the basic theory and applications of random signals in communication systems. It addresses the adaptation of statistical decision theory to communication problems. The book emphasizes system optimization and evaluation of threshold detection and extraction, system design, comparison between theoretical optimum and actual suboptimum systems, and structure of optimum systems in terms of existing elements. Hardcover. 1180 pages. ISBN: 9780932146151 IEEE ISBN: 9780780311787 $117.00

Topics in Communication Theory
David Middleton. Concise coverage of basic problems in statistical theory. Communication from the viewpoint of decision theory; the detection of signals in noise; the extraction of signals from noise; and the structure of optimum systems. Hardcover. ISBN: 9780932146069 $31.00

Propagation of Short Radio Waves
Donald F. Kerr. Best known classic of the MIT Radiation Laboratory Series. Characterizes the phenomena of radio propagation of radar, communication and navigation systems in the frequency range of 100 MHz to 300 GHz. Theory of propagation in a horizontally stratified atmosphere; refraction and its meteorological characterization; reflections from the earth's surface; diffraction; scattering; atmospheric attenuation; radar cross section theory and measurements; meteorological echoes; and clutter. Technical information, data and formulas constitute a bedrock of theory and measurements. Hardcover. 756 pages. ISBN: 9780932146205 $73.00

Traveling Wave Antennas
Carleton H. Walter. Addresses traveling wave theory, analysis, synthesis, design and applications. Written clearly for designers and system engineers. References and problems at the end of each chapter. Generously illustrated. Hardcover. 448 pages. ISBN: 9780932146519 $53.00

Methods of Operations Research
George Kimball and Philip Morse. The first Operations Research (OR) text applied to military operations. Introduces OR concepts followed by probability and measures of effectiveness. Applies basic principles to naval tactics, search theory, antisubmarine warfare and use of weapons. Hardcover. 166 pages. ISBN: 9780932146038 $27.00

Radar Signal Simulation
Richard L. Mitchell. Modeling of radar signals including waveform modulation function, interaction of the scattering environment with the waveform and receiver processing. Presents radar environment model structures for simulation, mapping procedures, transformation techniques, sampled signals and generation techniques. Softcover. 200 pages. ISBN: 9780961510909 $57.00

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