Radar test engineers must test in realistic scenarios to evaluate system-level performance. Target generators are often used to simulate targets for test. However, the increasing complexity of modern radar and their operating environments make it challenging to achieve adequate test coverage through simulation. Additionally, the application-specific nature of radar systems means test requirements can vary widely from system to system. Common radar test requirements include:
Identifying functional radar issues prior to costly open-air range tests
Delivering integrated radar capabilities on a tight schedule
Adapting to new radar waveforms and modes by simulating multiple realistic targets with independent range, velocity, and attitude
Testing signal-level parametric properties along with system-level functionality in a single test station
Increasing access to realistic test capabilities early in the design process
The PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) unlocks closed-loop, low-latency, real-time radar test capability.
Including the VST in a modular PXI Express system enables you to scale your radar test station to multiple channels.
Using RFmx measurement software with the VST, you can add signal spectrum and parametric test capabilities to your test station.
To expand to high-fidelity environment emulation capabilities, consider partnering with one of NI’s radar test partners for expert guidance.
Reduces cost with a single standard RF instrument for multiple test requirements
Helps identify issues before costly open-air range tests
Improves uptime with industry leading low lead times as well as including standard technical support services
Increases confidence in your radar system performance with accurately calibrated RF test capability
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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NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.
Learn more about the NI Radar Target Generation Driver, including key signal characteristics, software functionality, target parameters, and more.
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