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El Segundo, California – May 17, 2017
A new NI AWR Design Environment application
note describes how the original design of a simple coffee-can radar from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare (OCW) online course was redesigned and optimized using the system,
circuit and electromagnetic (EM) analysis capabilities of NI AWR software. The redesign was done using
Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system-level design software and AXIEM and Analyst™ EM simulators such
that the "re-caffeinated" radar system delivers better performance, is less expensive to make and has
a smaller footprint than the original system.
The OCW Coffee-Can Radar Optimized in NI AWR Software application note can be found at
About National Instruments
Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering
challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid
innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries - from healthcare to automotive and from consumer
electronics to particle physics - use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve the
world we live in.
Vice President of Marketing
AWR Group, NI
Posted May19, 2017