Radar system design, simulation, and analysis is complex because the design space spans the digital, analog, and RF domains. These domains extend across the complete signal chain, from the antenna array, to radar signal processing algorithms, to data processing and control. The resulting system level complexity drives the need for modeling and simulation at all stages of the development cycle.
Modeling and simulation tools can improve all aspects of the radar system design workflow. Using these tools for radar design, you can:
- Design waveforms and sensor arrays interactively, and explore trade-offs with the radar range equation and link budget.
- Accelerate development with libraries of algorithms such as match filtering, adaptive beamforming, target detection, space-time adaptive processing, environmental and clutter modeling, and direction of arrival estimation.
- Model the dynamics of ground-based, airborne, ship-borne or automotive radar systems with moving targets and radar platforms.
- Design end-to-end phased array systems and analyze their performance under different scenarios using realistic data.
- Integrate models for RF components and complex antenna designs to increase level of radar system design fidelity.
- Debug and test complete radar models at the earliest stages of the project to eliminate costly redesign efforts later.
- Generate code automatically to deploy your radar system directly to DSP and FPGA hardware.