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Software-defined radios for the implementation of randomized arrays
Author(s): Kyle Gallagher; Daniel Galanos; Abigail Hedden; Roger Cutitta; David McNamara; Stephen Freeman; Charles Dietlein; Ben Kirk; Ram Narayanan; Kenneth Ranney
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Paper Abstract

A data collection system using software defined radios to perform multi-static radar measurements is presented. The basic architecture and operational capabilities of the selected software defined radios (SDRs) are described. Issues associated with device synchronization are discussed, and waveform implementation procedures are also outlined. Finally, results of preliminary experiments are presented, indicating the potential of SDRs for realizing a cost-effective radar system testbed. In particular, it is demonstrated that by rearranging the SDR configuration, it becomes possible to realize various receive array configurations for detection of moving targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10633, Radar Sensor Technology XXII, 106330X (4 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2306181
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Kyle Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel Galanos, Alion Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
Abigail Hedden, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Roger Cutitta, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
David McNamara, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen Freeman, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Charles Dietlein, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ben Kirk, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ram Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kenneth Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10633:
Radar Sensor Technology XXII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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