Simple, yet powerful - Software Defined Radar
PrecisionWave and Radars
We took our SDR and coined the name of our radar platform Software Defined Radar.
- FMCW and Arbitrary Waveform Radars
- TX frequency range: 8200-9600 MHz and 9200-10600 MHz
- TX Output power: 33 dBm
- TX waveforms loadable from linux user space
- Chirp bandwidths up to 160 MHz
- RX baseband streaming interface implemented with open-source API "libiio"
- RX direction of arrival estimation
- FPGA coprocessors for range-doppler post-processing
- Real-time adaptation of radar parameters such as PRF, chirp interleave mode, carrier etc.
- Multi-device synchronization with GPS
Tx and Rx frontends
X-Band FMCW and double heterodyne mixer board
Modular X-band radar frontend hardware
Success Story - miniCODIR
Radar data post-processing may be performed by a co-processor on the SDR itself, with enough power for most customer-specific applications. Alternatively, data streaming to a post-processor is supported out-of-the-box.
We selected a well-established and open-source driven API called “libIIO” for data streaming and radar parameter configuration. libIIO is widely used and supported out-of-the-box by the most popular signal processing software.
miniCODIR supports two operational modes: “FMCW” and “arbitrary TRx”.
A signal generator in the FPGA generates chirp signals with real-time adaptable radar parameters such as pulse repetition frequency, chirp-interleave mode, chirp bandwidths, and sweep times. The received echo signal is mixed down by direct conversion with a time-delayed reference chirp.
Arbitrary TRX Mode
A signal generator in the FPGA is capable of generating arbitrary signals such as noise signals or non-linear modulated chirp signals with up to 80 MHz bandwidth. TX waveforms are loadable from the Linux user space. Received echo signals are processed with a double-heterodyne receiver optimized for maximum dynamic range and excellent receiver noise figure.
A transportable, ruggedized system: it perfectly fits your next field study.
Lightweight design meets maximum performance.