Software-defined radar: Recent experiments and results

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

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Signal processing techniques employed by a software-defined radar are presented. First, the radar system is described in brief, illustrating how software-defined radios (SDRs) are leveraged to implement a baseline radar functionality. Next, multiple, required processing steps are presented, showing how target signatures can be extracted from raw radar measurements. All of these techniques are applied to the moving target indication (MTI) problem, and examples of multiple moving target signatures are displayed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XXII
EditorsArmin Doerry, Kenneth I. Ranney
ISBN (Electronic)9781510617773
StatePublished - Jan 1 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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