Smart Materials for Ranging Systems

  • Jaap Franse
  • Victor Eremenko
  • Valentyna Sirenko

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 226)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. J. Bartolomé, F. Bartolomé, L.M. García, F. Luis, F. Petroff, V. Cros et al.
    Pages 1-25
  3. Janis Kliava, René Berger
    Pages 27-48
  4. G. Petrakovskii, M. Popov, V. Zinenko, B. Roessli, J. Schefer, M. Boehm et al.
    Pages 49-65
  5. V.V. Eremenko, V.A. Sirenko
    Pages 67-99
  6. M. Chiba, H. Nakamura, Y. Fujii, H. Kikuchi, Y. Yamamoto, H. Hori et al.
    Pages 101-113
  7. Yu.A. Izyumov, D.S. Alexeev
    Pages 153-163
  8. I.O. Troyanchuk, V.A. Khomchenko, H. Szymczak
    Pages 165-178
  9. V.R. Shah, Christian Schanzer, Peter Böni, Hans-Benjamin Braun
    Pages 179-194
  10. S. Bondarenko, N. Nakagawa
    Pages 195-201
  11. A. N. Vasiliev, R. Z. Levitin, V. V. Khovaylo
    Pages 223-243
  12. H. Szymczak, R. Szymczak
    Pages 245-258
  13. V.V. Eremenko, S.B. Feodosyev, I.A. Gospodarev, V.A. Sirenko, M.Yu. Shvedun, M. Tovar et al.
    Pages 259-270
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About these proceedings


The problem of determining the location of an object, which is usually called ranging, attracts at present much attention in many different areas of applications, among them in ecological and safety devices. Electromagnetic waves along with sound waves are widely used for this purpose. Familiar examples of ranging systems are radar, sonar, GPS positioning, speed meters, etc.. Most are echo-type of devices, generating a wave and interpreting its echo from the object of interest. GPS is a cooperative system, in which the receiver observes timing signals from sources at known locations, and locates itself in reference to them. Passive ranging makes use of waves generated by the object to be located that are picked up by an observer. As indicated, there are three kinds of ranging systems, successively described as echo, cooperative and passive systems. Echo ranging is by far the most common method in practice. The observer at a certain point emits a wave of some physical nature at a certain time. When the outgoing wave front strikes the object, a scattered wave front is launched, which is detected at the observer point a certain time interval later.


SQUID Superconductor ellipsometry magnetic field phase transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaap Franse
    • 1
  • Victor Eremenko
    • 2
  • Valentyna Sirenko
    • 3
  1. 1.Van der Waals-Zeeman InstituutUniversiteit van AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for Low Temperature PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkovUkraine
  3. 3.Institute for Low Temperature PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkovUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4644-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4646-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
  • Buy this book on publisher's site