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Radar Toolbox

Design, simulate, and test multifunction radar systems

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, shipborne, and automotive radar systems. Radar Toolbox supports multiple workflows, including requirements analysis, design, deployment, and field data analysis.

You can perform link budget analysis and evaluate design trade-offs at the radar equation level interactively with the Radar Designer app. The toolbox includes models for transmitters, receivers, propagation channels, targets, jammers, and clutter. You can simulate radars at different levels of abstraction using probabilistic models and I/Q signal level models. You can process detections generated from these models or from data collected from radar systems using the signal and data processing algorithms provided in the toolbox. You can design cognitive radars that operate in crowded RF shared spectrum environments. For automotive applications, the toolbox lets you model radar sensors at the probabilistic and physics-based levels and simulate data, including micro-Doppler signatures and object lists.

For simulation acceleration or rapid prototyping, the toolbox supports C code generation.

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Multifunction and cognitive radar, automotive radar, AI for radar, and hardware connectivity

Radar Systems Engineering

Radar equations, environment and system losses, detection and tracking statistics, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), performance metrics

Scenario Generation

Airborne, ground-based and shipborne platforms, ground-truth trajectories, theater plots

Data Synthesis

Simulate radar sensors, generate signals, detections, and tracks, model propagation channels, clutter, target RCS, and micro-Doppler signatures

Signal and Data Processing

Create waveform libraries, estimate detection ranges, angles, and Doppler, perform clustering and tracking of detections, perform search and track

Radar Toolbox Supported Hardware

Support for third-party hardware, such as TI mmWave radar sensors