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FPGA-based SDR implementation for FMCW maritime surveillance radar

Lestari, A. A. and Patriadi, D. D. and Putri, I. H. and Winarko, O. D. and Sediono, Wahju and Titasari, M. A. K. (2017) FPGA-based SDR implementation for FMCW maritime surveillance radar. In: 2017 International Conference on Radar, Antenna, Microwave, Electronics, and Telecommunications, 23rd-24th October, 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This paper presents an overview of FPGA-based SDR implementation on FMCW X-band maritime surveillance radar INDERA MX-4. The FPGA implementation proposed in this work significantly simplifies the hardware architecture of the radar. In particular, the RF and electronic systems can be simplified into 3 main units only, i.e. LO, FPGA (with integrated ADC) and transceiver. Such architecture simplification should lead to more compact and robust RF and electronic system hardware. The FPGA development is carried out on FPGA development board ALTERA Stratix III following standard FPGA programming steps. The radar functionalities programmed in the FPGA unit include DSP, mixers, frequency agility, RTDC and ADC, and have been successfully verified. The developed FPGA unit has been integrated with the rest of the radar subsystems (antennas, transceiver, RF unit, etc.) to realize an FPGA-based SDR. Field measurements, located at the harbor of Merak in Java, Indonesia, have been carried out to verify the developed FPGA-based SDR. It has been demonstrated that the FPGA unit has worked properly to support the designed SDR implementation on the radar. In particular, good detection of various ships in the harbor area has been achieved. This result demonstrates the successful implementation of the FPGA unit in the complete integrated SDR system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6584/62220
Uncontrolled Keywords: FPGA; software defined radar; FMCW radar; maritime radar; embedded system design
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr.-Ing. Wahju Sediono
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 11:18
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62220

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