Nowadays, FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) radar is widely adapted due to the use of solid state microwave amplifier to generate signal source. The FMCW radar can be implemented and analyzed at low cost and less complexity by using Software Defined Radio (SDR). In this paper, SDR based FMCW radar for target detection and air traffic control radar application is implemented in real time. The FMCW radar model is implemented using open source software and hardware. GNU Radio is utilized for software part of the radar and USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) N210 for hardware part. Log-periodic antenna operating at 1GHZ frequency is used for transmission and reception of radar signals. From the beat signal obtained at receiver end and range resolution of signal, target is detected. Further low pass filtering followed by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is performed to reduce computational complexity.
S. Sundaresan, Anjana, C., Tessy, Z., and Gandhiraj R., “Real Time Implementation of FMCW Radar for Target Detection using GNU Radio and USRP”, in 4th IEEE International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing-ICCSP'15, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Chennai, 2015.