Development of a Distributed Digital Array Radar (DDAR)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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Distributed digital arrays have many potential applications in radar and communication systems. The objective of this thesis is to re-examine previous research on distributed digital array radar DDAR and evaluate several critical aspects of a proposed wireless architecture. Self-standing transmitreceive TR modules are synchronized wirelessly. An important issue addressed in this thesis is whether a simple low-cost synchronization circuit would perform adequately. To this end two breadboard TR modules were built to support test and evaluation. Both measurements and simulations were performed. Other issues addressed in the research include a comprehensive investigation of the demodulator performance, and the development of Controller and processing software in LabVIEW.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Computer Hardware
- Marine Engineering
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment