A digital array radar system prototype is presented that makes use of a hierarchical digital backend coupled with highly-integrated, multi-channel RF transceivers. The general benefits of using such a hierarchical architecture are briefly discussed, along with how this prototype is in line with a vision for future radars that fully embrace the concept of low-cost integration in a panelized platform. A target tracking example is given using the prototype that illustrates some specific advantages to using a hierarchical digital backend.
phased array radar, radar tracking, transceivers
Date of this Version
2009 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT) (2009) 89-92;