Perform Radar Testing With An Oscilloscope

Dec. 6, 2010
Any test setup for characterizing a radar system should emulate the main function blocks in the system, such as a signal generator and a signal analyzer or receiver. Such a setup can be created with a pulse generator acting as the radar transmitter and ...

Any test setup for characterizing a radar system should emulate the main function blocks in the system, such as a signal generator and a signal analyzer or receiver. Such a setup can be created with a pulse generator acting as the radar transmitter and an oscilloscope acting as a radar receiver. The choice of test instruments depends on the performance requirements of the system to be tested, such as frequency range, pulse bandwidth, modulation bandwidth, and dynamic range. The signal generator, for example, should provide the needed frequency range, output power, pulse width, rise time, and fall time of the system to be tested. The oscilloscope should be selected for adequate bandwidth as well as for testing on a single-pulse or repetitive pulse basis. To learn more, follow the link below.

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