Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enrollment now open for IAP '12: Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging

Enrollment now open for IAP '12:


Build a Small Radar System Capable of Sensing Range, Doppler, and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
Dr. Bradley Perry, Dr. Melissa Meyer, Dr. Stephen M. Kogon, Dr. Alan Fenn
Tue Jan 17, Fri Jan 20, Mon Jan 23, Tue Jan 24, 10am-12:00pm, 4-153
Fri Jan 27, 10am-12:00pm, 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 laptop with MATLAB installed

Are you interested in building and testing your own imaging radar system? MIT Lincoln Laboratory is offering a course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar sensor capable of measuring Doppler, range, and forming synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. 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, or electromagnetics. It is recommended that you have some familiarity with MATLAB. Teams of three will receive a radar kit and will attend a total of 5 sessions spanning topics from the fundamentals of radar to SAR imaging. Experiments will be performed each week as the radar kit is implemented. You will bring your radar kit into the field and perform additional experiments such as measuring the speed of passing cars or plotting the range of moving targets. A final SAR imaging contest will test your ability to form a SAR image of a target scene of your choice from around campus, the most detailed and most creative image wins.
Contact: Dr. Bradley Perry, (781) 981-0861, radar.course@ll.mit.edu 



http://student.mit.edu/iap/nsll.html

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

N8ZRY's ARRL Homebrew Challenge 3 radio Demo


Demo of my ARRL 'Homebrew' Challenge 3 radio, to design and build a SSB/CW amateur radio transceiver in less than 12 months for the 6 & 10m bands.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Website Announcement!


I recently joined a startup company and I am not sure how long i will have my mit.edu website.  For this reason i purchased a URL and uploaded an updated website to it:  


Please be sure to drop by and check out all of the improvements, including embedded youtube demos of various proejcts, and a new page on my ARRL Homebrew Challenge 3 radio entry.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

what we're trying to do about this: 'Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)'


Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)


Here is what we are trying to do in our own way with applied electromagnetics (see link to lecture about this course on the right side of the page):
http://www.ll.mit.edu/news/iapradarcourse.html