Posted by: drgeophysics | April 6, 2018

Some fun resources related to Radar based technologies.

I’ve been using a bit of inSAR, SAR and LIDAR and other radar systems and wanted to share some interesting and fun sites.  These systems, especially where combined with UAVs are changing the world.   Here are some fun links imo:

 Build your own small radar system:
Are you interested in building and testing your own imaging radar system? MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers this 3-week course in the design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar sensor capable of measuring Doppler, range, and forming synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images.

How small can these get?  Really small.

This small, cheap, fast, and powerful LiDAR promises to open up new applications we haven’t even imagined yet. And it’s due in a few years.


Need more background regarding radar systems–MIT has you covered.
This set of 10 lectures (about 11+ hours in duration) was excerpted from a three-day course developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory to provide an understanding of radar systems concepts and technologies to military officers and DoD civilians involved in radar systems development, acquisition, and related fields.

I am not supporting this, but found a corporate training opportunity.  There are YouTube videos showing the final system the cost seems high, but I had fun looking over the web site and associated YouTube videos.  Some software details can be found at this site.
Learn how radar systems work by reviewing applied electromagnetics, circuit design, and antennas. Then build your own and perform field experiments including ranging, Doppler, and SAR imaging.

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