Cutting edge radar designs present unique testing challenges to developers. These systems combine measurement challenges reminiscent of digital systems along with the high frequency, ultra wideband signal content and modulation techniques true to cutting-edge RF systems. This webcast will briefly review radar system basics, then discuss how modern oscilloscopes offer a solution to the unique measurement challenges.
We will discuss how to maximize the features of the oscilloscope's hardware and powerful post processing software for complete characterization of pulsed radar systems.

Topics will include:

  • Radar pulse capture and processing to measure pulse repetition interval (PRI) and pulse width (PW).
  • Vector signal analysis basics utilized in determining key radar chirp characteristics such as linearity and coding.
  • Multiple emitter correlated acquisition
  • 1.5 GHz wide down-converters

    In conclusion, as modern radar systems utilize ever wider bandwidths and more complex coding, they create new measurement challenges. The topics covered during this presentation are intended to provide radar developers more measurement flexibility with off-the-shelf instrumentation.

    Duration: One hour

    Who should view this webcast:
    RF R&D Engineers working in the aerospace and defense industry developing RADAR and pulsed RADAR systems who want to understand the products and applications available to analyze the unique and often difficult to capture signals found in their systems.

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    Mark Lombardi, Digital Communications Systems – RF Application Specialist, Digital Test Division, Oscilloscopes
    Mark Lombardi specializes in the utilization of Agilent oscilloscopes and logic analyzers as acquisition engines for vector signal analysis. Mark's area of expertise applies to ultra wideband (UWB) technologies commonly used in aerospace and defense applications such as RADAR and satellite communications along with the newest commercial application; WiMedia based MB-OFDM UWB, utilized in Wireless USB. Mark's responsibilities span investigating, developing and promoting, test solutions for engineers developing new RF systems based on the latest UWB and DSP based radio technologies. Two years running, active member of WiMedia's compliance and interoperability working group along with USB-IF electrical suite lead for Wireless USB certification testing. Mark joined Hewlett-Packard in 1990 supporting power products, function generators, counters and voltmeters. Moving to Colorado in 1992 Mark began specializing in oscilloscopes holding positions in sales support, product management, and business development of Agilent's oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. Mark received his BAEE from NJIT. Mark currently resides with his family in Colorado and enjoys skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking.