Introducing the Synthetic Aperture Radar
This uncommented video shows the mechanical system of SkyRadar's SAR module. It shows how it scans two targets, riding on a linear axis, actuated by a high precision step motor.
The video shows the SAR image generation, as the image builds up. At first (until second 36), the room is filmed without the object (for us it is clutter). Then you can see in the top right corner that we change the setting from clutter to object scanning.
The second iteration shows objects. Before generating the image, FreeScopes deducts the clutter. The objects are shown with their cross section. It is interesting to see that their left and right edges show stronger reflection than the center part.
The SAR system works with the SkyRadar FMCW base module and offers a range of additional features.
The video show the SkyRadar FMCW radar operated in CW mode to measure movements and speed. The example shows the process of calibration of the B-Scope to display the movements of the cars. The A-Scope shows the speed. We also exported to speed into a video screen. Even the movement of the person can be seen as peaks in the A-Scope.