Application Note

Application Note: Generating Advanced Radar Signals Using Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Source: Tektronix
This application note will provide a summarized review of radar essentials and some of the challenges in modern radar systems. This is followed by an explanation of how to take advantage of the increased sample rate, analog bandwidth, memory, and digital outputs found in the Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) in order to: increase resolution, decrease false target returns, and increase the probability of detecting actual targets. The last section will cover troubleshooting the radar transceiver chain.