Rapid development of software defined radio: FMCW radar on Zynq SDR

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Abstract

FMCW Radar is a relatively simple radar technology. Here, an FMCW chirp is transmitted, bounces off a surface and reflects back to the receive antenna. The received signal is out of phase with the transmitted signal, due to the additional propagation time. The time difference between the Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) chirps is directly proportional to the distance travelled (distance-speed-time), and by calculating what the time difference is, the propagation distance can be estimated. A standard use case for FMCW radar is Adaptive Cruise Control. The Coffee Can Radar project was originally developed by academics at MIT [1]. As part of a radar course, it aims to have students build FMCW radars from $100 worth of analogue components that are capable of estimating range. These radars do not work in real time, as the received signals need to be processed offline in MATLAB. Using this as a starting point, work was carried out to develop a similar system that could operate in real time using only SDR equipment. A Zynq ZC706 development board was chosen for this task, along with an FMCOMMs 3 radio front end.

Workshop

WorkshopUniversity of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period22/06/1622/06/16

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Keywords

  • radio
  • software defined radio
  • dsp
  • digital signal processing
  • zynq
  • rtl-sdr
  • usrp
  • radar
  • fmcw
  • coffee can

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Barlee, K., Stewart, R., & Crockett, L. (2016). Rapid development of software defined radio: FMCW radar on Zynq SDR. Poster session presented at University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Barlee, Kenneth ; Stewart, Robert ; Crockett, Louise. / Rapid development of software defined radio : FMCW radar on Zynq SDR. Poster session presented at University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, Glasgow, United Kingdom.1 p.
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Barlee, K, Stewart, R & Crockett, L 2016, 'Rapid development of software defined radio: FMCW radar on Zynq SDR' University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 22/06/16 - 22/06/16, .

Rapid development of software defined radio : FMCW radar on Zynq SDR. / Barlee, Kenneth; Stewart, Robert; Crockett, Louise.

2016. Poster session presented at University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Barlee K, Stewart R, Crockett L. Rapid development of software defined radio: FMCW radar on Zynq SDR. 2016. Poster session presented at University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, Glasgow, United Kingdom.