Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing

Mustafa Rangwala, Ju Seop Lee, Kamal Sarabandi

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and construction of a compact, ultrafast, monostatic frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) millimeter-wave radar, operating at 94.75 GHz, intended to be used as a helicopter assisted landing sensor. A high speed direct digital synthesizer is used to generate the baseband FM signal. Custom transmitter/receiver baseband boards are designed to up/down-convert the frequency modulated (FM) signal to an appropriate IF before it can be connected to the W-band RF frontend. A high-gain lens horn antenna is used in the RF frontend, in conjunction with other waveguide-based W-band components. A Xilinx FPGA is used in the backend data processing, preferred over conventional DSPs because of its speed. The whole system is packaged in an aluminum casing, with dimensions of 9' x 11' x 11' and weighing under 20 lbs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Pages4183-4186
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2007 Jun 232007 Jun 28

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period07/6/2307/6/28

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Landing
Millimeter waves
Helicopters
Radar
radar
Lens antennas
Horn antennas
Weighing
Transceivers
antenna
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Waveguides
aluminum
sensor
Aluminum
Sensors
speed
customs

Keywords

  • DDS
  • FMCW
  • FPGA
  • Helcopter assisted landing
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Monostotic
  • Radar
  • W-band
  • Waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Software

Cite this

Rangwala, M., Lee, J. S., & Sarabandi, K. (2007). Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (pp. 4183-4186). [4423772] https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423772

Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing. / Rangwala, Mustafa; Lee, Ju Seop; Sarabandi, Kamal.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). 2007. p. 4183-4186 4423772.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rangwala, M, Lee, JS & Sarabandi, K 2007, Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)., 4423772, pp. 4183-4186, 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007, Barcelona, Spain, 07/6/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423772
Rangwala M, Lee JS, Sarabandi K. Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). 2007. p. 4183-4186. 4423772 https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423772
Rangwala, Mustafa ; Lee, Ju Seop ; Sarabandi, Kamal. / Design of FMCW millimeter-wave radar for helicopter assisted landing. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). 2007. pp. 4183-4186
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