Microwave Radar Design
This project consists of designing a complete microwave radar front end. A System definition and target specifications will be provided. The team will then have to come up with a practical design using as many as possible IC’s from Texas Instruments. The team will work on finding a solution for the different aspects of the project:
- – Radar system design, architecture and modulation
- – Electronic beam steering capability
- – Planar antenna design
- – Frequency generation and transmission
- – Frequency reception, down conversion and filtering
- – Data converters needs
This project will provide each team member a practical knowledge in building microwave circuits and also excellent learning in radar system design. At the end of this project, the team will have implemented a working radar front-end.
More Information: 2017-TexasInstruments
Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2017:
- Skill level Sr/Grad
- Students 5-7
- Likely Majors CE, ECE, EE, PHYSICS
- Course Substitutions EE MDE, Honors, CE MDE, ECE Cognate
- IP & NDA Required? Yes
- Summer Opportunity Interview Guaranteed
Basic Circuit Development (1-2 Students)
Circuit theory and design
- Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE
Radar/Antenna/RF System (1-2 Students)
- Likely Majors: EE, ECE, PHYS
Microwave Circuit Design (1-2 Students)
- Likely Majors: EE, ECE
Signal Processing/ Post Processing (1-2 Students)
- Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE
Faculty Mentor: Adib Nashashibi
Associate Research Scientist
Dr. Nashashibi received his B.S. and M.S. from Kuwait University, Kuwait in 1985 and 1988 respectively before going on to recieve his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1995. He specializes in millimeter-wave (MMW) radar remote sensing and the development of associated instrumentation sensors with emphasis to target detection applications. He is in the forefront of efforts to characterize both wave propagation through foliage and the radar return from different types of terrain at MMW frequencies. He is a Co-Investigator on several research projects.
Sponsor Mentor: Simon Damphousse
Simon Damphousse received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees with Dean’s Honor Roll in electrical engineering from Laval University, Québec, Canada, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Until 2001, he was involved in the research and development of telecommunication equipment for Nortel Networks and AT&T Wireless including MMIC GaAs design and microwave filter design. After 2001, he has been a Design Engineering Manager at ESS Technology with the development of CMOS electronic circuits for consumer products. He is currently working with Texas Instruments in Federal Way, WA. as applications manager on phased locked loop and high performance signal sources for RF applications. He has published four papers in international conferences. He holds three patents in the field of microwave circuits and surface acoustic wave filter and has more patents on pulse width modulation and various digital circuits.
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (Texas Instruments).