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Multitone radar design using software radio components
Author(s): Atindra K. Mitra
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in communications and RF technology have enabled system concept formulations and designs for low-cost radar systems using state-of-the-art software radio modules. One of the major benefits of using these RF communications products is the potential for generating frequency-agile waveforms that are re-programmable in real-time and potentially adapt to a scattering environment. In addition, recent simulation results [1] indicate that this type of system enables the development and implementation of multi-function RF systems that yield good performance within embedded shared-spectrum environments. This paper investigates the design and implementation of software radar systems via implementation of commercially available software radio modules. Specifically, the potential for developing alternative multi-tone radar systems that provide significant levels of information with respect to embedded indoor scattering environments is discussed. This approach is developed via the transform domain waveform synthesis/design and implementation of OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Domain Multiplexing) waveforms and shows good potential for the future development of cooperative multi-function RF systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080N (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817394
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Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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