Model and Build a $35 radar from coffee cans and MMICs
Utilities for designing, building, and using a $35 Tin Can Radar, from the original 2006 prototype designed and built by Michael Hirsch and advised by Greg Charvat.
I include utilities for designing the Wilkenson power divider used to siphon off a sample of the transmit waveform for the homodyne receiver.
I include design equations for using coffee cans for antennas, as well as the more broadband Linear Tapered Slot Antenna.
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|FS2dBm.py||Convert field strength in dBuV/m or uV/m to 50 ohm dBm|
|ToneFinder.py||Simulate noisy sinusoids from target returns|
|Friis.py||Compute Free Space Path Loss (dB)|
A forward model of linear/non-linear FMCW chirp is provided in Python using an optional Fortran library for speed.
- Mac: brew install gcc
- Linux: apt install gfortran
- Windows: install gfortran
pip install -e .
Old scripts of some duplicity and perhaps not full correctness are in the matlab directory.
cd bin cmake .. make
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