A synthetic aperture radar is a radar which produces radar images of higher resolution than normal radars through the shooting of a series of radar images of the same target but from spatially displaced positions. In real life these images are created by side-lobe radars of aircrafts. SkyRadar's SAR add-on extends the radar through a controlled linear axis and imaging logic - making it work as a high resolution tool in IoT and industrial applications..
The system operates with the NextGen 8 GHz Pulse Radar the SkyRadar FreeScopes Software which provides many scopes (A-Scopes, B-Scopes, PPI), control interfaces and filters. The module allows for highest flexibility in the learning process, while providing high-resolution at close distance with an electro-magnetic emission of a small fraction of that of a mobile phone.
The SAR Module is an extension of the NextGen 8 GHz Pulse module and the FMCW base module. A step-motor-controlled linear axis allows movement of the transceiver and antenna and thus produces radar images with defined time-stamps and positions for SAR operations. SAR aggregates the data in a time-multiplex approach. SAR allows producing resolutions which go far beyond results of a normal antenna.
The left image show the measurement arrangement: a table with a parabolic reflector as measurement target. The second image shows a blurry simple FMCW measurement of the target. The third image shows a SAR image, exhibiting the clear contours of the parabolic reflector and the table (in a top-down view).
The FMCW Base Module can be applied to experiment on the following subjects (selection):
The SAR Module consists of:
The SkyRadar SAR and 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 this module within their qualification, education, training or research programs.
This SAR solution is explicitly not developed for military applications.
Get it now