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Radar Performance Analysis System: A Software Simulation Package In Matlab

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006



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Modern Software Measurement Techniques

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11.1059.1 - 11.1059.9



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Roger Lee Coherent Systems International

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Rafic Bachnak Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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Radar Performance Analysis System: A Software Simulation Package in MATLAB

Ru-Ying Roger Lee Titan, an L3-Communications Company 22290 Exploration Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Rafic Bachnak Department of Computing and Math Sciences Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Abstract After World War II radar has been increasingly used as an integral part of complex applications such as air-traffic control, reconnaissance and surveillance, navigation and weather, and missile targeting and defense. Analysis of radars systems for such applications requires representing the radar operation and performance in the context of the overall system and the external environment. The radar performance must be evaluated, and the impact of radar operation on system performance must be quantified. The major objective of this paper is to present the design/development and implementation of the automated end-to-end functional radar simulation software package. Using the database driven approach in the software development, this paper also discusses how the software package can be changed and used to solve problems in any other engineering and technology curricula. Finally, this paper describes how this software package developed in MATLAB can be converted into a C/C++ source code and then compiled the source code into a stand-alone executable system.

1. Introduction In the signal-processing environment, computer simulation is used extensively in developing complex systems, including radar performance systems [1]. To analyze the performance of these radars at a system level, it is practical to rely on basic radar principles to model their performance, using the top-level parameters to characterize the radar design. Computer simulation is the most practical method of supporting system analysis due to the complex system interactions between radars and parameters relating to the environment [2].

Radar simulations, like most real time signal processing tasks, require significant quantities of data. This data usually represents a collection of different signals. The organization of the data implies some constraints on the way the data is processed by different functions [3]. Radar system technology has evolved tremendously during the last decade. The existing PC simulation software, although lower in cost, often falls short of meeting the high-powered simulation requirements needed to test complex radar

Lee, R., & Bachnak, R. (2006, June), Radar Performance Analysis System: A Software Simulation Package In Matlab Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--251

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