FMCW Base Module



The FMCW radar operates with one antenna (patch antenna) and provides applications as FMCW mode, Doppler, etc. The FreeScopes software allows for comfortable control of the system, providing multiple ways of visualization such as FMCW Fast Fourier Transform, Doppler, IF Signals or the VCO Ramp. The software also provides calculation and visualization for the Synthetic Aperture Radar extension. 

This training tool has been developed for training and research in civil aviation, universities and industry. It does not include any special military feature. 


  • Operating Modes
    • FMCW
    • Doppler
    • Moving Target Indication (MTI)
  • Scopes (enabled through FreeScopes) 
    •  A-Scope
    •  B-Scope
    • Plan-Position-Indicator (PPI)
  • Amplification
    • Amplification of raw signal (IQ signal) at receiver
    • Amplification of filtered signal in the scopes
  • Filters and Signal Treatment
    • Sensitivity Time Control (STC)
    • Signal Threshold and Limiter
    • Range Calibration and Extension
    • Cutting out selections of the signal range
    • Moving Target Detection and Indication
    • and more
The FreeScopes applications in the PSR Base Module get active in a plug-and-play approach, as soon as the radar on its own, or in conjunction with the SkyRadar CloudServer are plugged in.


The FMCW Base Module can be applied to experiment on the following subjects (selection):

  • Experiments on FMCW, Doppler
  • Experiments on A-Scope, B-Scope and Plan-Position-Indicator (PPI)
  • Calibrating a radar using amplification, filters and settings
  • Experiments in a fixed position as well as through panning and rotation (rotary tripod required)
  • Experiments on amplification of source as well as of the signals
  • Clutter processing e.g., through Sensitive Time Control (STC)
  • Radar Cross Section (RCS) analysis allowing for an understanding of the varying detectability of objects based on material, absolute and relative size, reflection angle, distance and strength of the signal.
  • Allows analyzing performance and false alarm tolerances through adjustment of the sensitivity.
  • Adjustable decision threshold allowing for experiments on background noise.
  • Detecting false targets (with the object generator)
  • And much more.

Parts (Basic Configuration)

The FMCW Base Module consists of:

  • one (1) mounted patch antenna
  • one (1) base unit, including
    o   one (1) digital signal processing unit (DSP)
    o   one (1) transceiver
    o   one (1) motor control unit (only activated when rotary unit is added)
  • one (1) cable set.



The SkyRadar FMCW Base Module is accessible by an unlimited amount of concurrent users. The broad coverage of solutions useful in ICAO and EuroControl ATCO and ATSEP training programs as well as IATA qualifications make SkyRadar the preferred choice of many aviation academies and IATA TrainAir Plus accredited institutions. Many universities and academies use the PSR Base Module within their qualification, education, training or research programs.

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