Digital Radar Training Lab Kit

Digital Radar Training Lab Kit

Digital Radar Training Lab Kit is a software defined radio radar. Instead of classical microwave radars which use hardware blocks for signal processing, this uses software signal processing to implement a variety of radars. Thus a single hardware transceiver allows limitless radar laboratory experiments to be performed on a single device. The entry barrier is lowered to include the under graduate students by providing a graphical programming environment. The burden on faculty is lowered by using courseware from simple doppler to most complex MIMO OFDM radars. Lab technicians are eased by integrated hardware and software from same source for trouble free performance.
The system is ideally suited for applications requiring high RF performance and great bandwidth such as physical layer prototyping, dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio, spectrum monitoring and even networked sensor deployment.The Superspeed USB 3.0 interface at 5Gbps serves as the connection between the Digital Radar Training Lab Kit and the mobile workstation. This enables the user to realize 40 MS/s of real-time bandwidth in the
receive and transmit directions, simultaneously (full duplex). FPGA is autoloading so hardware is plug and play as a pen drive! No need to program the FPGA for most cases! The systems offers MIMO capability with high bandwidth and dynamic range.Two units may be connected to realize a complete 2×2 MIMO configuration. External PPS and reference inputs can also be used to create larger multi-channel systems.ASIC houses complete RF and DAQ subsystems on a single board. Coupled with these benefits it hosts onboard RF Transceiver subsystems capable of tuning frequencies from 400MHz to 4GHz.

Radar Training Lab Features:

  • Demonstrates the principle of Doppler shift of reflected electro magnetic wave from a moving object
  • Speed, rotation, event counting, contact less vibration measurement
  • Observation and measurements with software
  • Microwave 10GHz operation
  • High gain Parabolic antenna provided for narrow beamwidth and clutter reduction.
  • PC based oscilloscope provided
  • FFT with cursor measurement

 Microwave Radar Transceiver Specifications
  • Type: MMIC tranciever with parabolic dish antenna.
  • Antenna Size: 25cm dia with f/d 0.25
  • Frequency: 10GHz DRO stabilized
  • Output Level: +10 dBm typical
  • Sensitivity: -85dBm typical
  • Output: PC Compatible
  • Display: 320X240 pixel TFT Touch Screen
  • Motor Rotation: 0-359 degrees in 1 degree
  • Motor Mode: Fully programmable start/end position, StepSize, Forward step/dwell/stop time, No of cycles
  • Locations: 10,000 location storage
Software:

Technical Specifications:
  • Microwave Radar Transceiver: Type: Tranceiver with parabolic dish antenna.
  • Antenna Size: 25cm dia with f/d 0.25
  • Frequency: Microwave 0.4 to 4 GHz
  • Output Level: +5 dBm typical
  • Sensitivity: -120dBm typical
  • ASIC Architecture: 0.4-4 GHz combines LNA, PA driver,
  • RX/TX Mixers, RX/TX Filters, Synthesizers, RX Gain control, TX power control
  • Dual 40 MS/s, 12-bit ADC & Dual 40 MS/s, 12-bit DAC
  • Up to 5GbpS/s USB 3.0 Data Streaming to Computer
  • FPGA program transmit & receive for high performance.
  • Radar Jammer: Output Power: +10dBm
  • Antenna beamwidth: E Plane 3dB Beam width :40deg.
  • H Plane 3dB Beamwidth:80deg
  • Frequency: Microwave
  • Jamming Modulation: AWGN
  • Jamming Frequency: Tunable
  • Software: Oscilloscope, Spectrum analyzer, Vector signal generator & Vector signal analyzer Fourier Analysis, GUI Widgets, Impairment Models, Instrumentation, Level Controllers, Math Operators, Measurement Tools, Message Tools, Misc, Modulators, Networking Tools, Packet Operators, Pager, Peak Detectors, Resamplers, Sinks, Sources, Stream Operators, Stream Tag Tools, Symbol Coding, Synchronizers, Trellis Coding, Type Converters, Variables, Waveform Generators, Audio, Boolean, Byte Operators, Channelizers, Channel Models, Coding, Control Port, Debug Tools Deprecated, Equalizers, Error Coding, File Operators, Filters.
  • Target Emulator: Velocity Emulation: 0 to 1000km/hr
  • Output Power: +10dBm
  • Antenna beamwidth:
  • E Plane 3dB Beam width: 40deg. H Plane 3dB
  • Beamwidth: 80deg
  • Frequency: Microwave
 Radar Jammer

 

Output Power: +10dBm
Antenna beamwidth: E
Plane 3dB Beam width :400.
H Plane 3dB Beamwidth:800
Frequency: 10GHz
Jamming Modulation:AWGN
Jamming Frequency:Tunable

Microwave absorber

 

Absorber: EM Lossy PU Foam Cones
Reflection: -40dB @10GHz
Fire retardancy: As Per NRL U S A – 8 0 9 3 S t a n d a r d
complying Tests No.: 1,2 and 3 with zero halogen means
Shielding Effectiveness:40dB from 8-24 GHz
Quite zone: -40dB
Equivalent RCS: – 3 0 d B s m 8-40GHz

Variable speed fan with speed regulator

 

RPM: approx. 1500
Speed: Variable
Blade RCS: High
Diameter: 100mm
Mounting Stand: Vibration
Less with Non metallic Top mount

High RCS Reference Target Reflector

RCS: 1sq. m

Pendulum

 

 

Length: Adjustable upto 1m
Bob: High Dielectric
BOB’s RCS: High
Mounting Stand: Broad
Base vibration Less

Tuning Fork

 

 

Frequency: approx. 480Hz
RCS: High
Mounting Stand: Vibration Less with Non metallic Top
mount

Piezoelectric Buzzer

 

 

Frequency: 3.7KHz
RCS: High
Mounting Stand: Vibration
Less with Non metallic Top
mount

Target Emulator

 

 

Velocity Emulation: 0 to
1000km/hr
Output Power: +10dBm
Antenna beamwidth: E
Plane 3dB Beam width :
400. H Plane 3dB
Beamwidth: 800
Frequency: 10 GHz

Scope of Experimentation
  • Introduction to Radar Hardware and Software environment
  • Learn about CW radar Hardware and Simulation
  • Learn about FSK Radar Hardware and Simulation
  • Learn about Dual CW Radar
  • Learn about FMCW radar Simulation
  • Learn About OFDM radar simulation
  • Learn about peak detection algorithms & CFAR
  • Learn about time plot, spectrogram, scatter plot
  • Learn about Processing blocks: Crop matrix, Transpose matrix, OFDM cyclic prefix remover, OFDM matrix division with zero padding and discarding carriers, Split packages for FMCW and FSK, FFT for tagged streams, Message manipulator and gate for target property messages

Accessories

  1. All necessary connectors & cables.
  2. Experimental Manual
  3. Power adapter
  4. Power Supply leads with banana Plug- 2 Nos.
  5. Spanner
  6. E-Manual: Installation Video for ease of Learning
    Dimensions: 56X45X26cms Weight: 10Kgs
    Warranty: 1 yr.

Shipping List

No.List Of Items – Radar Training Lab Kit
Qty.
1Radar Transceiver Unit With Usb Plug + Screw1
2Parabolic Dish With L Attachment1
3Target Emulator2
4Radar Jammer1
5Power Adaptor5
6RCS Reflector1
7Radar Training Lab Controller + Smps1
8Pendulum1
9Az-El Tripod5
10Piezoelectric Buzzer1
11Experimental Manual1
12Tuning Fork1
13Variable Speed Fan + Speed Regulator + Stand1
14Microwave Absorber + Stand1
15E- Manual Installation Video + Software1
16Spanner For Tightening Radar Unit On L Attachment1

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