This is the third book in the EW 100 series. Like the two earlier books, it is based on the EW 101 series of tutorial articles in the Journal of Electronic Defense. However, this book focuses on the practical aspects of electronic warfare against enemy communications signals
The target audiences for this book, like the earlier two, are new EW professionals, specialists in some part of EW, specialists in technical areas peripheral to EW, and managers who are responsible for the efforts of EW engineers and technicians.
As this book goes to press, the EW 101 series continues, and some of the material in this book will be in future columns. The material from past or future columns is all organized into chapters with added introductory and connective material. Like the EW 102 book, this one also has an appendix containing problems with solutions (not just answers).
Another new feature is a slide rule for the quick calculation of antenna and propagation answers. There are many similar slide rules floating around, but this one has some newly designed scales not found on any of the others.
Finally, there is a CD with built-in formulas for the calculation of propagation losses, received signal strength, effective range, jamming-to-signal ratio, and similar important values. The formulas are in spreadsheet format because most technical folks have that program. MATLAB would be more elegant, but the program is very expensive. You are welcome to convert the spreadsheet formulas (which are provided) to MATLAB or any other program if you like.