Thursday, May 31, 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.

Wednesday, May 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



Lady's Elgin pocket watch cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment




Working on watches and clocks is a fascinating, rewarding, and relaxing hobby.  Photos above show a Lady's Elgin pocket watch that i cleaned for my aunt.  The insides look better than the outside in my opinion.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Slides Posted from the talk on "The MIT IAP 2011 Radar Course: Build a Small Phased Array Radar System Capable of Imaging Moving Targets"





It was a very well received talk, especially because of the fact that Brad and JP just recently developed a real-time controller for the phased array radar.  We demonstrated the phased array radar kit to the audience and it performed well.

In the slides shown you will see a block diagram of the radar system, example data sets, and photos from the course itself.

For those professionals out there who would like to take this course MIT Professional Education is enrolling now for a 5 day version of it.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Learn about Phased Array Radars by making one, sign up for the 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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Please Join us for a talk on: The MIT IAP 2012 Radar Course: Build a Small Phased Array Radar System Capable of Imaging Moving Targets

LIFE MEMBERS SOCIETY (for more information click here)

Life, Signal Processing, Aerospace & Electronic Systems

4:00 PM, Wednesday, 23 May

The MIT IAP 2012 Radar Course: Build a Small Phased Array Radar System Capable of Imaging Moving Targets



The meeting will be held at the Lincoln Lab Auditorium, 244 Wood Street., Lexington, MA at 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM. Registration is in the main lobby. Foreign national visitors to Lincoln Lab require visit requests. Please pre-register by e-mail to reception@ll.mit.edu and indicate your citizenship. Please use the Wood Street Gate. For directions go tohttp://www.ll.mit.edu/. For other information, contact Len Long, Chairman, at (781)894-3943, or l.long@ieee.org

Wednesday, May 16, 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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Briefing on how to measure third order intercept points (IP3)

IP3 is the standard for measuring linearity of an amplifier, receiver, or anything where non-linearities exist.

A well written briefing on how to measure IP3 for RF amplifiers written by Agilent can be found here:
http://www.downeastmicrowave.com/PDF/IP3.PDF

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paper on the MIT Build a Radar Course will be presented at the IEEE Radar Con 2012


Alan Fenn will be presenting a poster on the MIT Build a Radar Course at the 2012 IEEE Radar Conference (May 7-11).  We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in taking the Build a Radar course anyone can sign up for it as a Professional Education Student:


Or, take the more advanced course, Build a Phased Array Radar: