Free Brochure Details Radar Modeling Capabilities

July 13, 2012
Radar systems are used across many industries, from automotive safety applications and highway patrols to military tactical applications.
Radar systems are used across many industries, from automotive safety applications and highway patrols to military tactical applications. They involve a complex collection of analog and digital-signal-processing (DSP) components, as well as advanced antenna arrays with often-exotic radiation patterns. Although simulating the behavior of these systems is difficult, it can be accomplished by means of a suitable system-level simulation program, such as the Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) from AWR Corp. The simulator can model the interaction of a radars receiver and transmitter components, and also provide three-dimensional (3D) representations of antenna patterns. To aid those involved with radar design and simulation, AWR recently released a focused application brochure on the use of YSS for radar system simulation. It covers RF modeling, modeling of antennas and phased-array systems, modeling of DSPs, design libraries with component models appropriate for radar use, and working with third-party verification tools. The eight-page brochure includes an introduction to VSS; reviews the types of radar systems that it can model, such as continuous-wave (CW), CW with frequency modulation (FM), pulsed, and pulsed with FM chirp; and explains how VSS can be used with other software packages, such as LabVIEW from National Instruments. A copy of the brochure in PDF file format can be downloaded here.
About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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