Design of a TMS320 C25 signal processor for use in a monopulse radar

 

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dc.contributor.author Van der Linden, C P en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-28T05:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-28T05:13:31Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Linden, C. 1991. Design of a TMS320 C25 signal processor for use in a monopulse radar. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14362
dc.description Summary in English. en_ZA
dc.description Charts in pocket. en_ZA
dc.description Bibliography: leaf 65. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The advent of better and faster digital signal processing chips has led to digital implementation of many functions that have previously only been possible using analogue techniques. One such field is monopulse radar where available processing time is limited strictly to the radar pulse repetition frequency. The aim of this thesis is to design a specific signal processor using a Texas Instruments TMS320 C25 processor. This design is intended for monopulse radar systems using low pulse repetition frequencies. Features typical to monopulse radar signal processing, have been described here as system requirements. From this description a system specification, which is in fact the functional design of the processor, has been developed. Prototype circuitry was then designed and built in order to test the feasibility of performing, within the required time, the functions outlined in the system specification. Following on from the results of the tests, design of the hardware commenced. The design was successfully completed and tested. Although the TMS320 C25 was not found to be the ideal processor for this application, it is capable of performing the task within the required time. Careful consideration was given to the software design. A trade off between easily maintainable, high level language software, and high speed assembler had to be made. The final product is written in c but with critical procedures implemented in in-line assembler. This thesis provides insight into the type of hardware and the level of signal processing required for one type of signal processor used in a low PRF monopulse system. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Design of a TMS320 C25 signal processor for use in a monopulse radar 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 (Eng) en_ZA
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