Monday, April 30, 2012

Call for Papers: 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology



During recent decades, phased array systems have made major steps forward with the development of many major radar and communications systems. due to many recent advances, including MMIC, photonics, and digital beamforming, phased array systems and technology continue to progress rapidly. Current and future developments of ground-based, sea-based, airborne, and space-based phased array radar, communications, and other electronic systems will be discussed at this international symposium.

Phased Array 2013, the 5th IEEE international symposium presenting advanced in phased array systems and technologies, will be held at the Westin Hotel, Waltham, Massachusetts on Boston’s famous Route 128.

Poster Presentations

Student Paper Competition

Special Sessions


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Paper on the MIT Through Wall Radar System to be presented at IEEE Radar Con '12


The MIT through-wall radar system will be presented at the 2012 IEEE Radar Conference (May 7-11).  In this paper we will discuss the detection algorithm implementation and performance.  New videos will be shown of detections, rather than blobs, moving across the screen.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Learn about Phased Array Radar Systems by making your own in 5 days, an MIT Short Course





Are you interested in learning about phased array radar systems by building and testing your own?
MIT Professional Education is offering a unique course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based digital phased array radar sensor capable of ground moving target imaging (GMTI). Lectures will be presented on the topics of applied electromagnetics, antennas, RF design, analog circuits, radar system modeling, and digital signal processing while at the same time you build your own phased array radar system and perform field experiments. Each student will receive a radar kit, designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff, and a course pack.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sign up now: MIT Build a Radar Short Course




COURSE SUMMARY

Are you interested in learning about radar by building and testing your own imaging radar system?
MIT Professional Education is offering a course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar sensor capable of measuring Doppler and range and forming synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. Lectures will be presented on the topics of applied electromagnetics, antennas, RF design, analog circuits, and digital signal processing while at the same time you build your own radar system and perform field experiments. Each student will receive a radar kit, designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff, and a course pack.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

1959 Bulova Retro Wrist Watch



Found this old Bulova wrist watch at a local antique shop for $20.  It was not running but had a good balance staff.  After tearing it down and cleaning the movement was able to get this retro watch up and running!  

The movement is very slim and it was surprisingly easy to work with given my background in amateur pocket watch repair.

The crystal and dial of the watch exude the boldness of the 1950's.  It will go well with driving a classic car (if i had one), operating 1950's tube equipment, swing dancing, or drinking a martini.

Check out this vintage Bulova watch commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_DZeYSZ-4g


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sign up now for the MIT Build a Radar Short-Course




COURSE SUMMARY

Are you interested in learning about radar by building and testing your own imaging radar system?
MIT Professional Education is offering a course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar sensor capable of measuring Doppler and range and forming synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. Lectures will be presented on the topics of applied electromagnetics, antennas, RF design, analog circuits, and digital signal processing while at the same time you build your own radar system and perform field experiments. Each student will receive a radar kit, designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff, and a course pack.