Deliverable 7.4: Final report summarising the work done in WP7
EISCAT 3D will use the incoherent scatter technique to study the atmosphere in the Fenno-Scandinavian Arctic and to investigate how the Earth's atmosphere is coupled to space. Modern design methodologies advocate a phased array approach, which in turn puts heavy demands on signal processing techniques and technologies.
In this Work Package, the techniques of signal processing using software-defined radio (SDR) receiver systems were developed as a suitable method for parallel processing of signals from a phased array radar. The development was initially done via laboratory set-ups of hardware and software, followed by a field trial of the developed units, which established their reliability and performance.
This report is part of that project and pertains to the Preparatory Phase, which is a transitory phase of the project between the formal design study and implementation/construction. In it, we summarise the work
done on the signal processing work package.