Radar systems are largely employed for surveillance of wide and remote areas; the recent advent of drones gives the opportunity to exploit radar sensors on board of unmanned aerial platforms. Nevertheless, whereas drone radars are currently available for military applications, their employment in the civilian domain is still limited. e present research focuses on design, prototyping, and testing of an agile, low-cost, mini radar system, to be carried on board of Remotely Piloted Aircra (RPAs) or tethered aerostats. In particular, the paper faces the challenge to integrate the in-house developed radar sensor with a low-cost navigation board, which is used to estimate attitude and positioning data. In fact, a suitable synchronization between radar and navigation data is essential to properly reconstruct the radar picture whenever the platform is moving or the radar is scanning di erent azimuthal sectors. Preliminary results, relative to tests conducted in preoperational conditions, are provided and exploited to assert the suitable consistency of the obtained radar pictures. From the results, there is a high consistency between the radar images and the picture of the current environment emerges; nally, the comparison of radar images obtained in di erent scans shows the stability of the platform.
Low-Cost Mini Radar: Design Prototyping and Tests / D, Tarchi; M., Vespe; C., Gioia; F., Sermi; V., Kyovtorov; Guglieri, Giorgio. - In: JOURNAL OF SENSORS. - ISSN 1687-7268. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017(2017), pp. 1-15. [10.1155/2017/8029364]
|Titolo:||Low-Cost Mini Radar: Design Prototyping and Tests|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/8029364|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|