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Title: Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate

Abstract

A radar range finder and hidden object locator is based on ultra-wide band radar with a high resolution swept range gate. The device generates an equivalent time amplitude scan with a typical range of 4 inches to 20 feet, and an analog range resolution as limited by a jitter of on the order of 0.01 inches. A differential sampling receiver is employed to effectively eliminate ringing and other aberrations induced in the receiver by the near proximity of the transmit antenna, so a background subtraction is not needed, simplifying the circuitry while improving performance. Uses of the invention include a replacement of ultrasound devices for fluid level sensing, automotive radar, such as cruise control and parking assistance, hidden object location, such as stud and rebar finding. Also, this technology can be used when positioned over a highway lane to collect vehicle count and speed data for traffic control. 14 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
644395
Patent Number(s):
5757320
Application Number:
PAN: 8-769,033
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 May 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; RADAR; DESIGN; LEVEL INDICATORS; USES; AUTOMOBILES; SPEED REGULATORS

Citation Formats

McEwan, T E. Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
McEwan, T E. Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate. United States.
McEwan, T E. Tue . "Short range, ultra-wideband radar with high resolution swept range gate". United States.
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