Thursday, December 1, 2011

Enrollment now open for IAP '12: Build a Small Phased Array Radar System Capable of Imaging Moving Targets

Build a Small Phased Array Radar System Capable of Imaging Moving Targets
Dr. Bradley Perry, Dr. Jonathan Paul Kitchens, Dr. Patrick Bell, Dr. Jeffrey Herd
Tue Jan 17, Fri Jan 20, Mon Jan 23, Tue Jan 24, 01-03:00pm, 4-153
Fri Jan 27, 01-03:00pm, 4-149

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2012
Limited to 24 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Participants supply their own laptops with MATLAB installed

Are you interested in building and testing your own phased array radar system? MIT Lincoln Laboratory is offering a unique course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based phased array radar sensor capable of imaging moving targets in real-time, like a ‘radar video camera’. You do not have to be a radar engineer but it helps if you are interested in any of the following; electronics, amateur radio, physics, electromagnetics, or phased array systems.

It is recommended that you have some familiarity with MATLAB.

Teams of three will make a phased array radar system and attend a total of 5 sessions spanning topics from the fundamentals of radar to digital beamforming. You will bring your radar kit into the field and perform experiments including, imaging moving targets from around campus. Imaging unusual targets is encouraged; a final radar video competition will determine who acquired the most creative real-time radar imagery.
Contact: Dr. Bradley Perry, (781) 981-0861,