Tin Can Radar
Utilities for designing, building, and using a $35 Tin Can Radar, from the original 2006 prototype designed and built by Michael Hirsch and advised by Greg Charvat.
I include utilities for designing the Wilkenson power divider used to siphon off a sample of the transmit waveform for the homodyne receiver.
I include design equations for using coffee cans for antennas, as well as the more broadband Linear Tapered Slot Antenna.
If you need something more, start an issue or send a message.
- FS2dBm.py Convert field strength in dBuV/m or uV/m to 50 ohm dBm
- ToneFinder.py Simulate noisy sinusoids from target returns
- Friis.py Compute Free Space Path Loss (dB)
A forward model of linear/non-linear FMCW chirp is provided in Python using an optional Fortran library for speed.
brew install gcc
apt install gfortran
- Windows: install gfortran
pip install -e .
Old scripts of some duplicity and perhaps not full correctness are in the matlab directory.
cd bin cmake .. cmake --build .