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Multi-channel reconfigurable front-end architecture for waveform-agile radar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2013

Giacomo Calabrese*
Affiliation:
Electronic Engineering, University of Florence, via Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy Microwave Technology and Systems for Radar (MTSR), Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Lorenzo Pagli
Affiliation:
Electronic Engineering, University of Florence, via Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy Microwave Technology and Systems for Radar (MTSR), Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Oleg A. Krasnov
Affiliation:
Microwave Technology and Systems for Radar (MTSR), Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Alexander G. Yarovoy
Affiliation:
Microwave Technology and Systems for Radar (MTSR), Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
*
Corresponding author: G. Calabrese Email: giacala@libero.it

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a multi-channel reconfigurable front-end architecture for a waveform-agile radar. At first the purpose of the design is explained following the status of research on software-defined radar at MTSR. A description of the proposed system architecture is given with details on sub-systems implementation. Then some preliminary results obtained on a prototype of the platform are shown. Finally, further developments on this system architecture are described, highlighting how this platform can support research on software-defined multi-channel radar systems.

Type
Research Papers
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press and the European Microwave Association 2013 

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