A Ku -Band CMOS FMCW Radar Transceiver for Snowpack Remote Sensing

Yanghyo Kim*, Theodore J. Reck, Maria Alonso-Delpino, Thomas H. Painter, Hans Peter Marshall, Edward H. Bair, Jeff Dozier, Goutam Chattopadhyay, Kuo Nan Liou, Mau-Chung Chang, Adrian Tang

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This paper presents a Ku -band (14-16 GHz) CMOS frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar transceiver developed to measure dry-snow depth for water management purposes and to aid in retrieval of snow water equivalent. An on-chip direct digital frequency synthesizer and digital-to-analog converter digitally generates a chirping waveform which then drives a ring oscillator-based Ku -Band phase-locked loop to provide the final Ku -band FMCW signal. Employing a ring oscillator as opposed to a tuned inductor-based oscillator (LC-VCO) allows the radar to achieve wide chirp bandwidth resulting in a higher axial resolution (7.5 cm), which is needed to accurately quantify the snowpack profile. The demonstrated radar chip is fabricated in a 65-nm CMOS process. The chip consumes 252.4 mW of power under 1.1-V supply, making its payload requirements suitable for observations from a small unmanned aerial vehicle.

頁(從 - 到)2480-2494
期刊IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
出版狀態Published - 1 五月 2018

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