Design, simulate, and test multifunction radar systems
Radar Toolbox includes algorithms and tools for designing, simulating, analyzing, and testing multifunction radar systems. Reference examples provide a starting point for implementing airborne, ground-based, shipborne, and automotive radar systems. Radar Toolbox supports multiple workflows, including requirements analysis, design, deployment, and field data analysis.
You can perform link budget analysis and evaluate design trade-offs at the radar equation level interactively with the Radar Designer app. The toolbox includes models for transmitters, receivers, propagation channels, targets, jammers, and clutter. You can simulate radars at different levels of abstraction using probabilistic models and I/Q signal level models. You can process detections generated from these models or from data collected from radar systems using the signal and data processing algorithms provided in the toolbox. You can design cognitive radars that operate in crowded RF shared spectrum environments. For automotive applications, the toolbox lets you model radar sensors at the probabilistic and physics-based levels and simulate data, including micro-Doppler signatures and object lists.
For simulation acceleration or rapid prototyping, the toolbox supports C code generation.
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Estimate SAR link budgets for airborne and space applications. Simulate and test image formation algorithms for spotlight and stripmap modes.
Detecting and Tracking Statistics for Radar Equations
Explore designs using the Radar Designer app to populate radar equations for searching and tracking. Visualize results interactively to compare design choices. Determine detectability factors, receiver operating characteristics (ROC), and tracker operating characteristics (TOC) and generate range-angle-height (Blake) charts.
Antenna and Receiver Gains and Losses
Calculate beam and scanning loss, beam-dwell factor, eclipsing loss, noise figure, matching loss, pulse integration loss, CFAR loss, and MTI loss.
Environment and Clutter
Model and analyze radar propagation effects of land and sea clutter; atmospheric attenuation due to gas, fog, rain and snow; and lens effects losses. Characterize clutter using sea state and permittivity in addition to land surface with vegetation type and permittivity.
Radar Sensor Models: Signal, Detection, and Track Generators
Simulate radar data at probabilistic or physics-based levels of abstraction. For faster simulations, generate probabilistic radar detections and tracks to test tracking and sensor fusion algorithms. Alternatively, higher fidelity physics-based simulations start with transmitted waveforms, propagate signals through the environment, reflect them off targets, and receive them at the radar.
Radar Scenario Generation
Create realistic radar scenarios for airborne, ground-based, and shipborne platforms and targets. Model platform motion and orientation based on waypoints and trajectories or by simulating inertial navigation systems. Visualize and record the time evolution of the radar scenario.
Waveform Libraries and Doppler Estimation
Create pulse compression libraries of waveforms with corresponding matched filtering and stretch processing. Estimate received signal parameters. Determine direction-of-arrival, detection, range, angle, and Doppler responses of targets and interference sources.
Cluster radar detections generated from radar returns on extended objects using density-based algorithms.