An Integrated Framework for Complex Radar System Design

Modern radar systems are complex and depend heavily on advanced signal processing algorithms to improve the detection performance of the radar. At the same time, the radio front end must meet the specifications that are often a combination of available devices, implementation technologies, regulatory constraints, requirements from the system, and signal processing. This application example showcases how NI AWR Design Environment™ software and National Instruments LabVIEW and PXI instruments can be used together to design, validate, and prototype a radar system. This integrated framework provides a unique avenue for digital, RF, and system engineers to collaborate on complex radar system design.