Hardware-In-the-Loop Radar Test Simulator

Halit Ergezer, Musa Furkan Keskin, Osman Gunay


In this work, a real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) radar target and environment simulator (RTSim) is presented. RTSim is developed to test the radar systems starting from the initial algorithm development until the final field testing stages. In this way, it is possible to avoid the costly field tests in constantly changing conditions and test the radar systems in a controlled but highly complex environments. In the real-time operation scenario, Radar Signal Processing Unit (RSPU) sends the parameters of the radar signal to the RTSim. For each receive channel, RTSim generates baseband IQ (16-bit I, 16-bit Q) signals using these parameters and user programmed environment including targets, jammers, atmospheric effects, clutter, and radar related system noise. The generated baseband signals are sent to RSPU over fiberoptic lines.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ergezer H., Keskin M. and Gunay O. (2014). Hardware-In-the-Loop Radar Test Simulator . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-038-3, pages 666-673. DOI: 10.5220/0005034506660673

in Bibtex Style

author={Halit Ergezer and Musa Furkan Keskin and Osman Gunay},
title={Hardware-In-the-Loop Radar Test Simulator},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Hardware-In-the-Loop Radar Test Simulator
SN - 978-989-758-038-3
AU - Ergezer H.
AU - Keskin M.
AU - Gunay O.
PY - 2014
SP - 666
EP - 673
DO - 10.5220/0005034506660673