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System aspects of a low-cost coherent radar system with AESA antenna for maritime applications

 
: Bertuch, T.; Pamies, M.; Löcker, C.; Knotti, P.; Erkens, H.; Wunderlich, R.; Heinen, S.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; International Union of Radio Science -URSI-:
International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, MSMW 2010 : Kharkov, Ukraine, 21 - 26 June 2010; incorporating the Workshop on Terahertz Technologies and Spectroscopy of Complex Media (TeraTech) and Kharkov Young Scientists Conference (YSC*10)
Piscataway/NJ: IEEE, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7900-9
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7898-9
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7899-6
S.40-45
International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves (MSMW) <7, 2010, Kharkov/Ukraine>
Workshop on Terahertz Technologies and Spectroscopy of Complex Media (TeraTech) <2010, Kharkov/Ukraine>
Young Scientists Conference (YSC) <10, 2010, Kharkov/Ukraine>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer FHR

Abstract
Motivated by new performance requirements and technological progress Fraunhofer FHR has initiated the development of a low-cost coherent radar system demonstrator with AESA antenna for maritime applications. The proposed system is expected to exhibit smaller operational costs and better performance than conventional ship-borne navigation radar systems. In this contribution an overview of the total system was given. Emphasis was placed on the overall system design and the verification of the feasibility resorting to commercial low-cost components (COTS). The antenna front-end and the custom-designed mixed-signal integrated circuits which are the core components of the TIR-modules were presented. In the near future, a demonstrator of the antenna front-end will be completed enabling representative performance measurements.

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