Radar and Electronic Warfare
Performance precision and insight for your radar test and electronic warfare design.
Designing effective electronic countermeasures for radar and electronic warfare threats is a difficult and demanding task.
From wideband radar implementations to surveillance and band clearing, these applications require greater levels of vigilance each day.
Tektronix content and tools provides the expertise and innovative solutions to help you meet the challenge.
Learn more about how to see aspects of your signals that were previously invisible and how to recreate stimuli and environmental factors with impressive fidelity, giving you the insight to increase the capabilities of your systems, shorten your design cycle and build confidence in your final design.
While radar technology was initially focused on military and commercial aviation applications, today there are many commercial applications. This application note covers the basics of modern radar applications from military to commercial use in automotive design. This application note also dives deeper into pulsed radar measurements, as well as the lifecycle of radar measurement tasks.
Analyzing Radar Signals Primer
The transient nature of radar pulses combined with modern pulse compression schemes often demand carefully designed test setups. This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your measurement parameters, how to find the pulse, estimating the carrier frequency and phase, timing measurements, frequency and phase measurements and chirp measurements.
Creating Signals That Look Real to Radar
What's the best solution to help you create complex radar test signals at the highest frequencies? Our new application note, “Radar Signal Generation with a High-Performance AWG,” answers that question and explains much more.
Military / Government Brochure
Integrated Tektronix measurement tools for signal capture, characterization, simulation and analysis help you deliver on your promises. Learn more about our military/government solutions.
Advanced Radar Analysis: Tools for Measuring Modern Radar Application Note
With today’s rapid advances in radar technology, developing and manufacturing highly specialized and innovative electronic products to detect radar signals takes leading-edge technology and tools.
The RSA7100B is a high performance spectrum analyzer focused on wideband analysis and signal recording with real-time spectrum analysis up to 800 MHz bandwidth and streaming storage of up to 2 hours for seamless data viewing at full bandwidth in one solution. Its’ 16 kHz to 26.5 GHz frequency range covers a broad range of analysis needs for critical wide-bandwidth applications.
With 70 GHz of oscilloscopic muscle, Tektronix provides the industry’s lowest-noise real time acquisition, and patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology. With a tidy, compact form factor – worthy of the discrete nature of your work – we offer flexible system configurations and essential scalability to complex systems.
Innovative test equipment reduces testing uncertainty during the design process and delivers confidence in the integrity of increasingly complex designs. The industry-leading AWG70000 Series arbitrary waveform generator represents the cutting edge in sample rate, signal fidelity, and waveform memory.
The RSA5000 Series mid-range spectrum analyzer combines the best-in-class RF performance with up to 165 MHz bandwidth and 6th Generation DPX® Technology. This provides the measurement confidence and functionality you demand for everyday tasks and gives you the dynamic range you expect for challenging spectrum analysis measurements.
Fast and light, this is the all-in-one field tool for spectrum analysis. Ideal for interference hunting and network management applications, this RSA’s rugged, road ready exterior packs tremendous performance at an unbelievable price.
AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
The AWG5200 delivers unparalleled signal fidelity coupled with class-leading sample rate and memory depth, giving you the industry's best signal stimulus solution for complex RF baseband signal generation and precision experimental applications. With up to 10 GS/s sample rate and 16-bit vertical resolution, get easy generation of complex signals as well as accurate playback of existing captured signals.
Arbitrary Waveform Generators
With the highest speed AWG's available, you can generate unique signals for your application. Through RFXpress® and our RF environment simulator package we give you the tools that you need to quickly develop and test the complex RF environment that you need to validate your design.
Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
Validate your transmitter design with speed and confidence with the unique features of the RSA series Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers, including DPXTM live RF display and the advanced pulse measurement suite.
Using our SignalVu Vector Analysis software and our suite of oscilloscopes, you can analyze signals up to 33GHz wide with the same tools used on our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers.
Fundamentals of Radar Measurements
Modern radar design has created complicated pulses that present significant measurement challenges. Improvements to range, resolution and immunity to interference have required phase modulated pulses …
Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
Engineers and scientists have been looking for innovative uses for RF technology ever since the 1860s, when James Clerk Maxwell mathematically predicted the existence of electromagnetic waves capable …
Emission Control, Radiation Hazards, and the Value of Intelligent RF Sensing for These Applications
New technology advancements with increased RF emitting technology capabilities requires a higher level of RF situational awareness. For added security of personnel and to increase the odds of …
Creating Wireless Signals with Arbitrary Waveform Generators
In this primer we look at the technology propelling the digital wireless revolution, some common AWG wireless test applications and important considerations for getting the best performance possible …
Understanding Radar Signals Using Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
The transient nature of radar pulses combined with modern pulse compression schemes often demand carefully designed test setups. This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your measurement …
DPX Acquisition Technology for Spectrum Analyzers Fundamentals
Tektronix' patented Digital Phosphor technology or DPX® is used in our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs), to reveal signal details that are completely missed by conventional spectrum analyzers and …
Improving IED Countermeasure Technology - Using RF Capture and Playback Systems
By combining the Tektronix spectrum analyzer and X-COM Systems long duration RF signal storage system, a unique tool results for the recording, analyzing, and creating of new waveforms and complex RF …
RFXpress Advanced RF/IF/IQ Waveform Creation and Editing Software for Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generators
RFXpress enables you to create the exact waveforms required for extensive, thorough and repeatable design validation, and margin and conformance testing. It considerably cuts the time you need for …
SignalVu-PC Demonstration Guide (with Stored Signals) – Bringing the Benefits of Wideband Vector Signal Analysis to your PC
This demonstration guide is designed to help you understand the benefits of SignalVu-PC Offline Vector Signal Analysis Software when using stored files from supported Tektronix Real-Time Signal …
Impulse Response as a Measurement of the Quality of Chirp Radar Pulses
Traditional measurement of the quality of a linear FM chirp has used Frequency Linearity or Phase Linearity. The linearity of frequency or phase of the chirp tells only part of the story. If a …
Techniques for Validating Electronic Countermeasures
This Webinar examines approaches for validating Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) systems using the Tektronix Real Time Spectrum Analyzers such as the RSA5100B and RSA7100B.
Conquering Wideband Radar
Are you trying to build high fidelity wideband signal environments? Are you struggling to pick up on notoriously difficult to detect wideband signals? This webinar will focus on the challenges related …
Conquering Radar Signal Generation
What are the challenges related to the creation and generation of complex radar signals and what are the tools to help make this task more efficient? Gain these insights and learn how to avoid common …
Making Modern Radar Measurements the Easy Way
At one time, radar measurements could be performed using an oscilloscope for time domain, and a spectrum analyzer for frequency domain parameters. As radars became more and more complex, the …