Design and Characterization of W-band Radar Components

Ferreras Mayo, Marta (2017). Design and Characterization of W-band Radar Components. Tesis (Master), E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM).


Título: Design and Characterization of W-band Radar Components
  • Ferreras Mayo, Marta
  • Grajal de la Fuente, Jesús
Tipo de Documento: Tesis (Master)
Título del máster: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
Fecha: 25 Julio 2017
Palabras Clave Informales: Radar, space debris, W-Band, millimeter-wave, quasi-optical, Cassegrain, reflectarray, Gaussian beam, receiver, S-parameters, noise figure
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Grupo Investigación UPM: Microondas y Radar
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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This Master's Thesis summarizes the work that has been performed in the frame of the SPADERADAR-CM Project for the ultimate purpose of developing a W-band space debris radar operating at 94 GHz. The main goal of this type of radars consists of detecting and tracking particles, with sizes ranging from 1 to 10 cm, that are orbiting around the Earth at speeds up to 15 km/s and that could cause severe damage in case of collision against any manned spacecraft. Particularly, the work performed within the realization of this Thesis has contributed to the progress of the space debris radar in several aspects of the hardware architecture of the system. On one side, part of the work has been concerned with the characterization and integration of the millimeter-wave receiving subsystem of the radar. On the other side, different pre-designs for the antenna system have been simulated and analyzed, and the performance of a reflectarray, that could be used in the future to obtain electronic beamscanning, has been characterized. Apart from studying the available literature, the utilized methodology has required the familiarization with measurement equipment to characterize devices at millimeter wavelengths. Furthermore, the use of several high level simulation tools specialized in high frequency modelling, such as Grasp, ADS or HFSS, has been required. As a summary, this Master's Thesis describes a real application of engineering, which includes coping with literature, designing according to specifications, simulating and performing experimental validation through measurements.

Proyectos asociados

Comunidad de MadridS2013/ICE-3000SPADERADAR-CMJesús Grajal de la FuenteSPACE DEBRIS RADAR

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