Interactive Radar: Algorithmic Perspective

Radar has evolved from a complex, high-end aerospace technology into a relatively simple, low end solution penetrating industrial, automotive and consumer market segments. This rapid evolution has been driven by two main factors: advancements in silicon and packaging technology that has led to miniaturization, and growth of computing power that has enabled the use of […]

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Metamaterial Electronically Steering Antennas: Enabling High-Performance Radar in the Age of Autonomy

Electronic beam-steering phased-array antennas (ESA’s) are the gold-standard of performance in radar and communications.  Unfortunately, there are longstanding challenges to realizing low-cost phased-arrays, and as a result many applications have to make-due with lower-performing antennas.  Recently, new antenna architectures leveraging dense metamaterial design are changing that, offering high-performance ESA’s at breakthrough cost, which is in […]

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Advancements in Phase-Related Measurements for Radar Applications

In this session, we will give an overview of the three topics regarding the phase of a radar signal in the widest sense. We will start by presenting an easy approach for measuring the stability of pulsed signals and then talk about the generation of multi-port phase-coherent signals needed to simulate an angle of arrival […]

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Radar Signal Analysis

Design, verification, troubleshooting and maintenance of radars has never been more demanding.  Proper design and operation is critical to the safety and security of aviation.  To reduce the possibility of a catastrophic event, aviation safety standards require transponders to undergo periodic maintenance and calibration.  As a result, engineers and technicians have a need for the […]

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Additive Manufacturing for RF and Microwave Devices

There is growing need to adopt additive technologies for the production of RF/microwave electronics. This trend is motivated by the need for rapid prototyping and the production of RF systems that are flexible, lightweight, conformable and wearable.  Printing RF electronics for DoD applications (e.g., radars, communication systems) is challenging since the requisite materials, components and […]

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Latest Trends and Technology in Phased Arrays

Phased arrays have traditionally been used for military radar systems. While this remains a significant and growing use for phased arrays, new applications have emerged. In fact, phased arrays are being used or planned for use on a wide range of systems such as 5G, satellite communication, and ground stations. As a result, significant investment […]

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Metamaterial-based Miniaturized Antenna Designs for Ultra-Wide Band Applications

In modern communication systems the demand for miniaturization and integration of multiple radio systems such as communication system, GPS receivers, 5G, wireless Internet devices operating at multiple frequencies are increasing. These systems using cognitive radio or flexible radio need smaller wideband antennas. The antennas based on metamaterial structures such as high permittivity periodic structures, mushroom, […]

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Recent Radar Advances and Market Trends

The radar enterprise is experiencing significant growth and change in both government and commercial sectors. Military radars are continuing to evolve ever more sophisticated capabilities such as waveform agility/adaptivity, advanced high-power operation, and new cognitive operating capabilities. Moreover, this is a major thrust in developing radars and other RF systems specifically for unmanned aerial systems […]

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