A Low-Cost Smart Microwave Radar for Short Range Measurements

  • Alina Caddemi
  • Emanuele Cardillo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 512)


In this paper, the design and development of a smart microwave radar is described. The system has been designed with the aim of realizing a cost-effective flexible radar, capable of detecting short-range targets (within 5 m) and suitable for the integration in different scenarios. The miniaturization of the radar has been possible by working within the available ISM band extending from 24 to 25 GHz. A pulsed chirp has been used to achieve a high resolution (up to 15 cm with a 1 GHz chirp bandwidth). In addition, the transmitted signal has been pulsed thus achieving a lower power consumption. A system prototype has been realized and several tests have been carried out for confirming the expected performance.


Short-range radar Microwaves Frequency modulation ISM band Flexible smart solution 



The Authors wish to thank Dr. Laurita D’Ambrosio at Infineon Technologies Italia S.r.l. for her technical support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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