DIY Phased Array Radar From Pegboard and Wi-Fi Antennas

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DIY Phased Array Radar From Pegboard and Wi-Fi Antennas

Yes, you read that correctly.

No hard technical details are out yet, but this amazing project from MIT radar hackers Drs. Bradley Perry, Jonathan Paul Kitchens, Patrick Bell, Jeffrey Herd, and MAKE regular Gregory L. Charvat is soon to be published as part of MIT’s open courseware initiative. Cost of parts is about $950. The course abstract describes a “laptop-based phased array radar sensor capable of imaging moving targets in real-time, like a ‘radar video camera’.” [Thanks, Greg!]

11 thoughts on “DIY Phased Array Radar From Pegboard and Wi-Fi Antennas

  1. Peter says:

    I’m not sure I NEED a phased array radar, but it is cool.

    1. Adam says:

      I’m not sure I DON’T need a laptop based phased array radar :) :)

  2. MAKE | First Pictures From the Pegboard Phased Array Radar says:

    […] Yesterday I mentioned MIT’s soon-to-be-released open-courseware materials detailing a DIY phrased radar array radar system built from pegboard and wi-fi antennae. The project, from MIT engineers Drs. Bradley Perry, Jonathan Paul Kitchens, Patrick Bell, Jeffrey Herd, and Greg Charvat produces ‘radar video’ at about three frames per second. Greg just e-mailed me a link to this first video showing what the imagery actually looks like. [Thanks, Greg!] Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Makers in this post:Greg Charvat – Cambridge, MA, MIT […]

  3. First Pictures From the Pegboard Phased Array Radar « Friendly Feed says:

    […] Yesterday I mentioned MIT’s soon-to-be-released open-courseware materials detailing a DIY phrased radar array radar system built from pegboard and wi-fi antennae. The project, from MIT engineers Drs. Bradley Perry, Jonathan Paul Kitchens, Patrick Bell, Jeffrey Herd, and Greg Charvat produces ‘radar video’ at about three frames per second. Greg just e-mailed me a link to this first video showing what the imagery actually looks like. [Thanks, Greg!] […]

  4. First Pictures From the Pegboard Phased Array Radar | House of Mods says:

    […] Yesterday I mentioned MIT’s soon-to-be-released open-courseware materials detailing a DIY phrased radar array radar system built from pegboard and wi-fi antennae. The project, from MIT engineers Drs. Bradley Perry, Jonathan Paul Kitchens, Patrick Bell, Jeffrey Herd, and Greg Charvat produces ‘radar video’ at about three frames per second. Greg just e-mailed me a link to this first video showing what the imagery actually looks like. [Thanks, Greg!] […]

  5. BigLumeLete says:

    8888

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