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dc.contributor.advisorAllen, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorGannon, Zeus Edgar
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-11T18:40:17Z
dc.date.available2023-06-11T18:40:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-31
dc.date.submitted2021
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:18075
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1808/34302
dc.description.abstractIn research there exists a need to constantly test and develop systems. Testing a radar system requires costly resources in terms of equipment and spectrum. These challenges relegate most testing to simulations, which are a poor approximation of reality. An alternative to over-the-air radar testing is presented here in the form of an over-the-air ultrasonic detection and ranging (SODAR) system. This system takes advantage of the similar wave-like propagation properties of acoustic and electromagnetic waves. With a sodar testbed, radar waveform design can quickly move out of simulation and into the real world with minimal overhead. In this thesis, basic and advanced radar sensing are demonstrated with a sodar setup. Range detection, Doppler sensing, and pulse compression are shown as examples of basic radar concepts. These basic radar tests prove that the fundamentals of radar also work with a SODAR setup. For advanced sensing applications, array-based direction finding and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) are shown. The direction-finding portion resolves three separate transmission sources with an 8-channel array. The thesis continues with a demonstration of SAR collections on multiple objects and culminates with a SAR image of a complex small-scale vehicle.
dc.format.extent76 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectElectrical engineering
dc.subjectAcoustic
dc.subjectLow-cost
dc.subjectMeasurement
dc.subjectRadar
dc.subjectSAR
dc.titleDesigning a SODAR testbed for RADAR applications
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberBlunt, Shannon
dc.contributor.cmtememberStiles, James M
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineElectrical Engineering & Computer Science
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.S.
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dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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