FMCW radar altimeter test board

Vural, Aydın
In this thesis, principles of a pulse modulated frequency modulated continuous wave radar is analyzed and adding time delay to transmitted signal in the laboratory environment performed. The transmitted signal from the radar has a time delay for traveling the distance between radar and target. The distance from radar to target is more than one kilometers thus test of the functionality of the radar in the laboratory environment is unavailable. The delay is simulated regarding to elapsed time for the transmitted signal to be received. This delay achieved by using surface acoustic wave (SAW) delay line in the laboratory environment. The analyses of the components of the radar and the delay line test board are conducted.


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Citation Formats
A. Vural, “FMCW radar altimeter test board,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.