Software-defined radios for the implementation of randomized arrays

Kyle Gallagher, Daniel Galanos, Abigail Hedden, Roger Cutitta, David McNamara, Stephen Freeman, Charles Dietlein, Ben Kirk, Ram Narayanan, Kenneth Ranney

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A data collection system using software defined radios to perform multi-static radar measurements is presented. The basic architecture and operational capabilities of the selected software defined radios (SDRs) are described. Issues associated with device synchronization are discussed, and waveform implementation procedures are also outlined. Finally, results of preliminary experiments are presented, indicating the potential of SDRs for realizing a cost-effective radar system testbed. In particular, it is demonstrated that by rearranging the SDR configuration, it becomes possible to realize various receive array configurations for detection of moving targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXII
EditorsArmin Doerry, Kenneth I. Ranney
ISBN (Electronic)9781510617773
StatePublished - 2018
EventRadar Sensor Technology XXII 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2018Apr 18 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherRadar Sensor Technology XXII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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