Webinar: NCSU Rabbit Radar - Design, Simulate & Build Your Own Radar at Home

Sep 29, 2020

Tuesday, Sep 29
9:00 am PT

Dr. David S. Ricketts
North Carolina State University (NCSU)


(advance registration required)  

Registration Via IEEE MTT-S 

In this webinar, Dr. Ricketts describes how to design, simulate, and build a 2.4GHz frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar at home or in a lab. The webinar begins with a short theory session followed by an explanation of the key components of an FMCW radar, which include a mixer, power amplifier, coupler, low noise amplifier, and filters. The components will use transmission line structures that attendees will design. The design and simulation will be done in Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software, enabling attendees to design from the system, to microstrip components, and finally, to electromagnetic simulation. Details about design and simulation will be covered during the webinar. Fabrication and testing will be described using the methods of the Bits2Waves workshop, also developed by Prof. Ricketts. Files, detailed design tutorials, and fabrication parts list can all be found at rickettslab.org/rabbitradar.

Presenter Bio
Dr. David S. Ricketts received his PhD in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University and his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining academia, he spent eight years in industry developing more than 40 integrated circuits in mixed-signal, RF, and power management applications. Dr. Ricketts' research crosses the fields of physics, materials science, and circuit design, investigating the ultimate capabilities of microelectronic devices and how these devices are harnessed by differing circuit topologies to produce the highest performing systems.