AffiliationUniversity of Kansas
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AbstractThis paper describes the development and test results of a Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) L-Band radar testbed designed to detect obstacles in the proximity of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). From laboratory loopback tests, it was calculated that with pulse compression and a transmit power of 150 mW (22 dBm), the radar is capable of detecting an object with a 0.014-m2 radar cross-sectional area at ranges between 500 ft to 1 mi. Analysis shows that post processing of the collected data would reveal information about the obstacle such as its range and location relative to the aircraft. Design and testing procedures are discussed.
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