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Design, simulate, and test multifunction radar systems

Radar Toolbox includes algorithms and tools for designing, simulating, analyzing, and testing multifunction radar systems. Reference examples provide a starting point for implementing airborne, ground-based, shipborne, and automotive radar systems. Radar Toolbox supports multiple workflows, including requirements analysis, design, deployment, and field data analysis.

You can perform link budget analysis and evaluate design trade-offs at the radar equation level interactively with the Radar Designer app. The toolbox includes models for transmitters, receivers, propagation channels, targets, jammers, and clutter. You can simulate radars at different levels of abstraction using probabilistic models and I/Q signal level models. You can process detections generated from these models or from data collected from radar systems using the signal and data processing algorithms provided in the toolbox. You can design cognitive radars that operate in crowded RF shared spectrum environments. For automotive applications, the toolbox lets you model radar sensors at the probabilistic and physics-based levels and simulate data, including micro-Doppler signatures and object lists.

For simulation acceleration or rapid prototyping, the toolbox supports C code generation.


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What is Radar Toolbox?
Radar Toolbox provides algorithms and tools for designing, simulating, analyzing, and testing multifunction radar systems.

Working with the Radar Designer App
The Radar Designer app provides an easy to use interface, for parameter input design comparison visualizations, and sharing of results.

Radar Basics - Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radars
This video illustrates how Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radars are used for automotive vehicles safety and warning systems.

Radar Basics - Measuring Angles with FMCW
This video shows how you can use FMCW radar to determine the direction to an object, both horizontally and azimuth, and vertically in elevation.

Radar Basics - Understanding the Radar Equation
This video introduces the radar equation – a tool for radar design which lets you understand how a radar system will perform.

Radar Basics - Pulse Doppler Radar
This video introduces pulsed Doppler radar which you can use to determine range and radial velocity from a series of radar pulses.