Phobos: The design and implementation of embedded software for a low cost radar warning receiver

Brown, Simon (2014) Phobos: The design and implementation of embedded software for a low cost radar warning receiver. EngD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This portfolio thesis describes work undertaken by the author under the Engineering Doctorate program of the Institute for System Level Integration. It was carried out in conjunction with the sponsor company Teledyne Defence Limited. A radar warning receiver is a device used to detect and identify the emissions of radars. They were originally developed during the Second World War and are found today on a variety of military platforms as part of the platform’s defensive systems. Teledyne Defence has designed and built components and electronic subsystems for the defence industry since the 1970s. This thesis documents part of the work carried out to create Phobos, Teledyne Defence’s first complete radar warning receiver. Phobos was designed to be the first low cost radar warning receiver. This was made possible by the reuse of existing Teledyne Defence products, commercial off the shelf hardware and advanced UK government algorithms. The challenges of this integration are described and discussed, with detail given of the software architecture and the development of the embedded application. Performance of the embedded system as a whole is described and qualified within the context of a low cost system.

Item Type: Thesis (EngD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Radar, EW, RWR, ESM, C++, embedded, low cost, antennas, Teledyne Defence.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Irvine, Dr. James M.
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Mr Simon Brown
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-7288
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 15:34
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 08:08
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7288

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