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Issues associated with radar applications on software defined radios
Author(s): Kyle Gallagher; Abigail Hedden; Kenneth Ranney
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Paper Abstract

The use of software defined radios (SDRs) for radio frequency (RF) applications has spread to research labs, commercial industry and hobbies in recent years. This is because SDRs are low cost, readily available and software-tunable over a wide range of RF. Many SDRs are capable of full duplex on multiple channels and contain all the RF hardware needed for a wide variety of applications. Unfortunately, this high flexibility and low price point come at a cost of RF performance. This paper illustrates the limitations of SDR RF hardware and the impact of these limitations on radar performance. It then presents a technique for improving radar performance on a SDR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11003, Radar Sensor Technology XXIII, 110031I (3 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2524676
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Kyle Gallagher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Abigail Hedden, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11003:
Radar Sensor Technology XXIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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