Application Note | September 3, 2014

Flexible Radar Target Generation Using COTS Test Equipment

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
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With the recent introduction of the R&S®SMW200A microwave vector signal generator, Rohde & Schwarz now offers a novel approach to flexibly and conveniently generate multiple radar target echoes for systems up to 20 GHz.  When used in combination with the R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer, these commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) test instruments can be configured to support flexible radar target generation including range and target velocity emulation.

Based on the capabilities of the new SMW200A, complex static and moving target scenario generation have the following benefits testing the radar receiver:

  • No optical delay lines
  • Simultaneous generation of up to 40 targets
  • No synchronization to radar system required
  • Radar waveform independent
  • Flexibility to add jamming and co-existence signals

Download the latest Flexible Target Generation for Radar Receiver Testing application card, or request a demonstration of this capability on your radar today.

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