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A pedagogical passive RADAR using DVB-S signals

Marques, P. M. ; Ferreira, A. ; Sampaio, S. P.

A pedagogical passive RADAR using DVB-S signals, Proc IEEE, KIEES Asia-Pacific International Conf. on Synthetic Aperture Radar - APSAR, Seoul, Korea, South, Vol. CD-ROM, pp. . - ., September, 2011.

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In this paper, we describe a passive bistatic radar system which uses digital video broadcasting satellites (DVB-S) as transmitters of opportunity. The system was developed with pedagogical purposes and uses low-cost off-the-shelf components. The resulting system provides students and researchers with a realistic environment for implementation, development and/or testing of existing and new algorithms. The applicability of the passive radar system is demonstrated in a real environment.