Accession Number:

ADA463712

Title:

Collision Avoidance W-Band FMCW Radars in an Altimeter Application

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) ELECTRONIC WARFARE AND RADAR DIVISION

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The frequency modulated continuous wave FMCW radar principle has been used in aircraft radio altimeters to measure height above the surface of the Earth. This paper describes the performance of a typical commercial-off-the- shelf 77 GHz automobile collision avoidance radar that is been adapted for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV altimeter application. A lap top-based, bench-top assembly is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE