Radar scenario generator handles complex simulations

May 06, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Eastern OptX, a company specializing in sophisticated radar test and simulation equipment, has introduced the Series 1000 radar scenario generator. The instrument enables scenarios that take into account speed of the target through a variety of Doppler frequency maths and enables programmable radar target creation.

The Series 10000 utilises advanced technologies, including programmable delay lines to 40 GHz, range formula target amplitudes, Doppler radar generation, dynamic multipath, and sophisticated software.

Further features include:

  1. Dynamic Doppler radar addition is imposed directly onto the radar system's transmit signal;
  2. Scenario creation is done from the front panel touch screen or via Ethernet remote programming;
  3. Programmable radar target creation is possible from close in (five feet) to over 200 miles, in steps as small as five feet; and
  4. Optional software allows entry of scenarios by segment via either latitude/longitude or Google Maps enabling complex flight simulations.

When used as a radar altimeter test set, these programmable features allow for flight path simulations, such as takeoff and landing patterns. Various components of this system will be on display at the International Microwave Symposium on June 3-5 in Tampa, FL.