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 by the most popular signal processing software.
miniCODIR was developed in collaboration with armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T) as a part of a scientific project. All rights of miniCODIR are held by our partner.
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.