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Addressing the Challenges of Wideband Radar Signal Generation and Analysis

Original Air Date: Jun 30, 2011 | Duration: 60 min Webinar
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Overview: 
This webcast presentation will show how wide bandwidth RADAR signals (e.g. a 2GHz LFM chirp) can be created and analyzed with COTS test equipment.

RADAR/EW applications require continually increasing modulation bandwidths. However, at the same time, excellent signal fidelity is also required and distortions need to be kept at a minimum. Traditional signal generators can provide the required signal purity, but many offer modulation bandwidths which are limited to approximately 100 MHz. This webcast presents a new solution using a wide-bandwidth, high-precision AWG to generate waveforms with 2 GHz or more of modulation bandwidth.

In addition, analyzing wide bandwidth microwave/RF RADAR transmitters may require external downconversion hardware to characterize their performance. External downconversion hardware, however, can introduce impairments into the test signal and it may make it difficult to determine if the measurement results are from the transmitter, downconverter, or a combination of both. This webcast presentation will show how wide bandwidth digital oscilloscopes can enable transmitter outputs to be directly measured at X, Ku, and Ka-bands (up to 32 GHz), without requiring external downconversion hardware.

Who should view this webcast:
R&D Engineers, Test Engineers, and System Engineers working on Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems or wide bandwidth communication systems.

Giveaway:
Registrants who completely fill out the feedback form by September 30, 2011 will be eligible to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift certificates. Drawing only open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada (except Quebec). Official rules.

Presenters:
Thomas Dippon, Strategic Product Planner, Agilent Technologies

Thomas Dippon works as a strategic product planner for pulse-, functionand arbitrary waveform generators. In almost 20 years with Agilent/HP he had several positions in R&D, technical support and project management. Thomas is based in Boeblingen, Germany. 

Greg Jue, Applications Development Engineer, Agilent Technologies
Greg Jue is an applications development engineer/scientist in Agilent's High Performance Scopes team. Previously he was with Agilent EEsof Electronic Design Automation (EDA), specializing in SDR, LTE and WiMAX™ applications. Greg wrote the design simulation section in Agilent's new LTE book, and has authored numerous articles, presentations and application notes, including Agilent's LTE algorithm reference whitepaper and Agilent's new Cognitive Radio whitepaper. Greg pioneered combining design and test solutions at Agilent Technologies, and authored the popular application notes 1394 and 1471 on combining simulation and test. Before joining Agilent in 1995, he worked on system design for the Deep Space Network at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech University.

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