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Applications Of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Multiplexers In Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Radar Systems
Author(s): L. P. Solie; M. Wohlers
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Paper Abstract

Range resolution in FMCW radar systems has been achieved using multichannel surface acoustive wave (SAW) filter devices. This paper describes the basic system design concepts employed for developing range cells in linear F!ACW radar using the SAW filters. The techniques discussed are currently being used in low power solid-state millimeter wave radar for air-to-ground terminal guidance of anti-armor munitions. The narrow band SAW filters are incorporated in the receiver IF sections where each filter represents a range cell that is dimensionally proportional to range. The small size, light weight, low power consumption and stable per-formance characteristics make the SAW filter an ideal choice for missile seeker applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0239, Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications, (25 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959212
Show Author Affiliations
L. P. Solie, Sperry Research Center (United States)
M. Wohlers, Sperry Microwave Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0239:
Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications
Chen S. Tsai, Editor(s)

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