Radar and EW researchers and systems engineers must often spend significant time building testbed infrastructure rather than focusing on their algorithm. This wasted effort is an obstacle to moving new ideas quickly from whiteboard to hardware demonstrator to fielded system. They need flexibility to adapt to emerging requirements, scalability to multichannel architectures, artificial intelligence for cognitive capability, and open software to rapidly migrate IP from simulation to hardware, to:
NI’s validated design pattern minimizes time from simulation to a hardware testbed
Robust data movement and synchronization infrastructure allows researchers to focus on algorithm design/validation rather than hardware development
Channel-to-channel phase skew measurements with repeatability better than 0.1° and stability better than 0.2° over a duration of 1 hour
Up to 32 channels of Tx-Tx, Rx-Rx, and Tx-Rx synchronization, with up to 250 MS/s streaming on 8 channels and 33.33 MS/s on 32 channels
NI’s Open Architecture for Radar and EW Research helps researchers and systems engineers move from concept to proof of concept. See how to accelerate the development of pulsed Doppler radar and estimate the angle of arrival of an incoming signal.
NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.
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See how you can use this reference architecture as a starting point for building research or prototyping testbeds for radar and EW. Discover the performance you can achieve for data streaming and synchronization of multichannel systems—and view recommended hardware configurations based on USRP.