Date of Award
Master of Science and Software Engineering (MSSE)
Research has been conducted to determine the location of uncooperative radio-frequency (RF) emitters, using low cost sensors employing broadband, low directivity antennas. Comparably lowered accuracy and longer response time may be appropriate trade-offs for size, weight, and power (SWAP). These sensors can then be deployed on numerous testbeds, and algorithms may take advantage of the reconfigurable, distributive network of sensors to precisely determine the location. To conduct this research, a network of three reconfigurable sensors, equipped for emitting and receiving RF signals, was designed based on Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP™) technology. This thesis details the experiments conducted and the results obtained to develop accurate models of the receiving sensors and to validate the emitter location algorithm.
Wagner, Andrew Raymond, "Emitter Localization and Compressed Sensing: A Low Cost Design Using Coarse Direction Finding Antennas" (2014). Graduate Theses - Engineering Management. 1.