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Handbook of Defence Electronics and Optronics: Fundamentals, Technologies and Systems

ISBN: 978-1-119-18470-6
992 pages
May 2018
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Handbook of Defence Electronics and Optronics

Anil K. Maini, Former Director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, India


First complete reference on defence electronics and optronics

Fundamentals, Technologies and Systems


This book provides a complete account of defence electronics and optronics. The content is broadly divided into three categories: topics specific to defence electronics; topics relevant to defence optronics; and topics that have both electronics and optronics counterparts.

The book covers each of the topics in their entirety from fundamentals to advanced concepts, military systems in use and related technologies, thereby leading the reader logically from the operational basics of military systems to involved technologies and battlefield deployment and applications.


Key features:

•    Covers fundamentals, operational aspects, involved technologies and application potential of a large cross-section of military systems.

  • Discusses emerging technology trends and development and deployment status of next generation military systems wherever applicable in each category of military systems.

•    Amply illustrated with approximately 1000 diagrams and photographs and around 30 tables.

•    Includes salient features, technologies and deployment aspects of hundreds of military systems, including: military radios; ground and surveillance radars; laser range finder and target designators; night visions devices; EW and EO jammers; laser guided munitions; and military communications equipment and satellites.


Handbook of Defence Electronics and Optronics is an essential guide for graduate students, R&D scientists, engineers engaged in manufacturing defence equipment and professionals handling the operation and maintenance of these systems in the Armed Forces.

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Author Information

Dr Anil K. Maini has served Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India during 1978 – 2014 as a Scientist in different capacities.  He served as the Outstanding Scientist and Director of Laser Science and Technology Centre, a premier R&D establishment of DRDO during 2008 – 2014. He has accumulated more than 36 years of R&D experience in different aspects of research, design and development related to Defence Electronics and Optronics equipment. His areas of expertise include optoelectronic simulator and sensor systems, laser systems, electro-optic countermeasures, high power lasers, power electronics, digital electronics and embedded systems. He is a life fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and a senior life member of Indian Laser Association (ILA). He has authored and co-authored thirteen other books and about 150 technical articles and papers in National, International journals, Magazines and Conferences. He is inventor/co-inventor in nine patents.

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