Low cost radar and sonar using Open Source hardware and software

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Inggs, Michael en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Williams, Lance Patrick en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T10:51:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T10:51:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Williams, L. 2008. Low cost radar and sonar using Open Source hardware and software. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5081
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 89-91).
dc.description.abstract The full range of radar types and innovations can be complex and difficult to prototype, especially for institutions that wish to perform a wide range of experiments for low financial cost. Radar and sonar system development can benefit from digital technology that is powerful for research purposes, easy to use, and inexpensive. The purpose of this thesis was the development of a sonar application using the Universal Software Radio Peripheral and the GNU Radio software framework. These are Open Source tools created for the software-defined radio community. These tools provide a powerful yet flexible means to experiment with a wide range of radio frequency applications, using a minimal amount of relatively cheap hardware. In this thesis, these tools were modified from their original telecommunications purpose, to produce a sonar system that could eventually be scaled to a prototype radar system using the same device and software framework. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Low cost radar and sonar using Open Source hardware and software en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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