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Lieutenant Colonel James D. Taylor, USAF (ret.) “learned creative writing by preparing military officer evaluations, concept papers, and justifying research programs.  After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1963 as an electrical engineer, he embarked on a twenty-eight year career as an army and air force officer.  Advanced professional studies, a Master’s Degree, and his broad scientific knowledge led to staff assignments in defense technology planning.


Retiring in 1991 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, he published Introduction to Ultra-wideband Radar Systems and Ultra-wideband Radar Technology with CRC Press.  He taught ultra-wideband radar classes in America, Scotland, Italy, and Russia.  His military history and geopolitical avocations inspired Signal Chase.  For relaxation, he studies foreign languages and competes in cowboy action shooting sports.”


According to the book description of Signal Chase, “Colonel Red Bannerman has three weeks to determine why top-secret Dark Star spy planes disappeared over Manchuria. He suspects trouble when Major Ardis Moore finds reports about the new Chinese Qualin Pagoda radar system disappearing from military intelligence databases. Red uses his Russian scientific connections to work from a secret fortress near the Manchurian border. Out of favor in Moscow and waiting for a Chinese invasion, General Alexei Suvorov sees a chance to save his country through Red's mission. Old enemies become friends when Red and Ardis build a makeshift electronic spy plane. A daring flight into Manchuria finds the weapon that American traitors gave to China. To rescue Ardis and her comrades captured by rogue CIA agents, Suvorov and Red launch a preemptive raid to capture a Qualin Pagoda counterstealth radar and prevent an imminent nuclear attack. They expose an international conspiracy reaching into the highest government levels.”


According to the book description of Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems, “This introductory reference covers the technology and concepts of ultra-wideband (UWB) radar systems. It provides up-to-date information for those who design, evaluate, analyze, or use UWB technology for any application. Since UWB technology is a developing field, the authors have stressed theory and hardware and have presented basic principles and concepts to help guide the design of UWB systems. Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems is a comprehensive guide to the general features of UWB technology as well as a source for more detailed information.”

Signal Chase
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Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems
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Ultra-wideband Radar Technology
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According to the book description of Ultra-wideband Radar Technology, “In 1995, James D. Taylor's Introduction to Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems introduced engineers to the theory behind a promising new concept for remote sensing. Since then, the field has undergone enormous growth with new applications realized and more applications conceptualized at a remarkable pace. However, understanding ultra-wideband (UWB) radar requires a new philosophical approach. Concepts such as radar cross section will have new meanings as range resolution becomes smaller than the target.Ultra-Wideband Radar Technology is a guide to the future of radar by an international team of experts. They present the problems, solutions, and examples of UWB radar remote sensing. Chapters discuss the theory and ideas for future systems development, and show the potential capabilities. The writers present concepts such as the differences between UWB and conventional radars, improving over-resolved target detection, receivers and waveforms, micropower systems, high power switching, and bistatic radar polarimetry.Finding comparable information elsewhere might require consulting hundreds of other books, technical journals, and symposium proceedings. Ultra-Wideband Radar Technology offers a unique opportunity to explore the theory, applications, and technology of UWB radar within a single source.”

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