Design, prototype, and test architectures, algorithms, and antenna arrays for the next generation of multifunction RF systems. Whether working on wireless communications, radar, and electronic warfare (EW) systems, you can use MATLAB® and Simulink® to rapidly prove viability of new technology concepts, eliminate design problems early in the development cycle, and streamline design verification.
Using MATLAB and Simulink for RF Systems
Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems
You can use MATLAB and Simulink throughout the product lifecycle, from requirements definition to component design and simulation, test, deployment, and certification. Streamline your radar system design, from antenna array analysis to radar signal processing algorithms, and data processing to control. 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, and shipborne radar systems.
- Define architectures, from system components and requirements allocation to test automation and requirements traceability
- Model and visualize communication, radar, and EW scenarios in dense spectrum environments while accounting for propagation channels and clutter due to land and sea surfaces
- Implement multifunction and cognitive techniques for spectrum sharing, beamforming to suppress jamming and interference, or artificial intelligence workflows
- Model dynamics of ground-based, airborne, or ship-borne radar systems with moving targets and radar platforms
- Design and simulate multi-sensor tracking and positioning systems
Leverage the flexibility of MATLAB and Simulink to design, simulate, test, and deploy advanced wireless communication systems. Perform scenario modeling, end-to-end link-level, and system-level simulation that includes standards-based waveform generation as well as modeling and treatment of RF impairments and interference. You can create reusable golden reference models for iterative verification of wireless designs, prototypes, and implementations.
- Simulate and visualize scenarios (ground-based, satellite) with multiple transmitters and receivers
- Model and design transceivers and front-ends, antenna arrays, and beamforming
- Generate and analyze standards-based (5G, Satellite Communication) and custom waveforms
- Perform end-to-end and system-level simulation for generic, custom, or standards-compliant (5G, Satellite Communications, LTE, MIL-STD-188) systems
- Connect and test with software-defined radios such as USRP and Xilinx Zynq using real world signals
Developing with and Deploying to Hardware
Hardware is crucial for testing, validating, and fielding mission critical radar, communications, and electronic warfare systems. With MATLAB and Simulink, you can perform over-the-air testing with RF instruments such as signal generators and spectrum analyzers, validate communications algorithms, using software-defined radio hardware such as the USRP. You can implement algorithms on FPGA, ASICs, or high-performance hardware such as the Xilinx RFSoC.
- Prototype and test algorithm designs against real-world signals on popular lab equipment, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software-defined radio (SDR) hardware such as USRP, Xilinx, and Analog Devices.
- Automatically convert models and algorithms to C/C++ or CUDA to run on FPGA, ASIC, and SoC or GPU hardware for real-time prototyping, design, and verification
- Generate synthesizable VHDL or Verilog code with customizable communications system reference applications
- Get started or advance your work with technical support, documentation, and training
- What Is a Software-Defined Radio (SDR)?
- Supported SDR Hardware
- Wireless Prototyping and Production Development Essentials
- White Paper: Bridging Wireless Communications Design and Testing with MATLAB
- Xilinx RFSoC Support
- Phased Array Algorithm Acceleration and Code Generation
- Accelerating Signal Processing Algorithms with GPUs and MATLAB
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