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By Mark Denny

Have you ever puzzled how stealth planes in attaining "invisibility," how sunken ships are chanced on, or how fishermen music colleges of fish in colossal expanses of ocean? Radar and sonar echolocation―a basic subject of sending, receiving, and processing signals.

Weaving background with basic technological know-how, Mark Denny deftly finds the realm of radar and sonar to the curious reader, know-how buff, and specialist alike. He starts off with an early historical past of the Chain domestic radar procedure used in the course of global warfare II after which presents obtainable and interesting factors of the physics that make sign processing attainable. uncomplicated diagrams and formulation exhibit how electromagnetic and sound waves are transmitted, got, and switched over into photographs, permitting you to actually see within the dark.

A part on bioacoustic echolocation, with a spotlight at the stronger sonar structures of bats and whales and a dialogue of the complicated know-how of next-generation airborne sign processors, opens the mind's eye to attention-grabbing chances for the future.

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