R&S®Pulse Sequencer

The powerful radar simulation software

R&S®Pulse Sequencer
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Key facts

  • Powerful COTS radar signal simulation for scenario generation
  • Precise RF radar signal generation and digital radar signal generation 
  • From simple pulse trains to highly demanding direction finding scenarios with angle of arrival (AoA)
  • Realistic scenarios with maps and multiple moving emitter platforms
  • Standardized radar profiles for dynamic frequency selection (DFS) tests

Test your system. Counter the threat. 

R&S®Pulse Sequencer software together with a vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz or just as software provides a compelling radar signal generation solution to engineers and technicians responsible for testing radar receivers. The solution is in line with the trend of testing more in the lab rather than expensive field testing. Co-engineered with the industry, the solution supports all relevant modern radar scenario test cases and can account for real-world environments. It uses commercially available R&S®Pulse Sequencer PC software and off-the-shelf Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators.  

Features & benefits

Test like it's real

Realistic radar scenarios

Testing radar warning equipment in realistic lab scenarios is crucial to its reliable field performance. RF and digital radar signal simulators from Rohde & Schwarz provide highly realistic scenarios taking into account all important scenario elements and system characteristics such as:

  • Pulses and sequences
  • Moving platforms and receivers
  • Trajectories and maps
  • Antenna patterns and scans
  • Pulse-on-pulse and interleaved signals
  • Mode changes
  • Multiple synchronized RF or digital channels for angle of arrival (AoA)
  • Interferers with 5G signals

R&S radar simulator
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R&S radar simulator

The RF radar signal simulator from Rohde & Schwarz consists of the R&S®Pulse Sequencer software and the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator.

Pulse generation

Simulation of pulses and sequences

The basic pulse is at the core of every radar signal. The generated signal complexity ranges from simple pulses for component testing to complex pulse sequences such as modulation on pulse (MOP), special pulse shapes and interpulse modulation. Thanks to R&S®SMW200A real-time sequencing, ultralong signal playtimes simulating slow antenna scans and producing millions of pulses combined with frequency, phase and level agility are possible.

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Pulse Sequencer screenshot, pulse shape preview

Radar scenario generation for RF and digital output signals

Typical radar scenarios with receiver and emitters

Scenarios with complex multimode radar emitters with various predefined antenna diagrams and scans or interferers and receivers can be simulated. Import your own antenna diagrams, custom scans and generate your own scenario. Since the scenario includes a propagation loss model, RF power levels as they occur in real-world scenarios are provided. 

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Preview of a triangular chirped pulse and 3D scenario preview with signal level over time

Map-based scenario generation

Simulate demanding multi-emitter electromagnetic environments with map support

R&S®Pulse Sequencer software is an easy way to simulate moving radar platforms, emitters and a moving receiver for RF and digital radar receiver tests. The software enables engineers to generate highly dynamic 3D scenarios in the lab. It is ideal for defining static or moving platforms in a 3D scenario with all the necessary realism, such as highly agile pulse profiles, effects from antenna diagrams and scans or movements along trajectories with six degrees of freedom (6-DOF).

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2D naval scenario preview with multi-emitter platform

Simulate angle-of-arrival (AoA)

Multichannel setups

With the R&S®pulse sequencer radar simulation software, users can easily and intuitively create scenarios for simulating angle of arrival (AoA). Together with multiple coupled R&S®SMW200A vector signal generators, the solution allows quick and thorough performance characterization for all types of direction finding equipment, such as those using amplitude comparison, interferometry or time difference of arrival (TDOA). 

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3D movements preview with signal level and 2D scenario preview

DFS signal generation

Create standard compliant dynamic frequency selection radar profiles

R&S®Pulse Sequencer dynamic frequency selection (DFS) software with keycode option for Rohde & Schwarz signal generators was specially developed to generate radar signals as specified by national standards bodies in Europe (ETSI), USA (FCC), Japan (MIC), Korea and China. 

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Screenshot Pulse Sequencer (DFS)

Available models

R&S®SMW200A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K300

Order number 1413.8805.02

Description
Basic feature set for simulating radar signals on an external PC with R&S®Pulse Sequencer software.
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K302

Order number 1413.8857.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for radar platforms with more than one emitter.
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K301

Order number 1413.9776.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for emitters and receivers including antenna patterns and antenna scans.
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K304

Order number 1413.8957.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for moving emitters and receiver.
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K306

Order number 1413.9053.02

Description
Adds simulation capability for interleaved emitters.
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K308

Order number 1414.1433.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for angle of arrival (AoA)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K309

Order number 1414.6706.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities including 2D background maps
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K315

Order number 1414.6529.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for multiple emitters without dropping pulses in combination with additional R&S®SMW-B15 baseband generators. (pulse on pulse, pulse on CW)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K307

Order number 1413.3510.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for 512 interleaved emitters in R&S®Pulse Sequencer software.
Base unit
R&S®SMBV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K300

Order number 1423.8414.02

Description
Basic feature set for simulating radar signals on an external PC with R&S®Pulse Sequencer software.
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K301

Order number 1423.8420.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for emitters and receivers including antenna patterns and antenna scans
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K308

Order number 1423.8437.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for angle of arrival (AoA)
Base unit
R&S®SGT100A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K300

Order number 1419.7652.02

Description
Basic feature set for simulation of radar signals with R&S®Pulse Sequencer software for an external PC
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K301

Order number 1419.7700.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for emitters and receiver including antenna patterns and antenna scans
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K308

Order number 1419.7730.02

Description
Adds simulation capabilities for angle of arrival (AoA)
Base unit
Digital
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®PULSE-K39 Pulse Sequencer Digital, expert upgrade

Order number 1414.7125.12

Description
Pulse Sequencer Digital software expert upgrade for angle of arrival simulation, moving radar platforms, multiple output destinations, pulse interleaving, map import and other features. 
Base unit

R&S®PULSE-K32 Pulse Sequencer Digital, standard version

Order number 1414.7077.12

Description
Pulse Sequencer Digital software standard version, pulses, sequences, PDW import, emitters and platforms
Base unit

Related videos

Simulating multiple emitters

In operational situations, many emitter signals are present at the same time, and pulse-on-pulse situations can easily occur.

30-Jul-2019

Simulating moving emitters

Simulating moving radar emitters is important in most test cases.

30-Jul-2019

Simulating Angle of Arrival

Airborne, naval or land based platforms must have direction finding capability.

30-Jul-2019

Cutting-edge radar signal simulation in the lab

The R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator together with the R&S®Pulse Sequencer software package is a powerful off the-shelf radar signal simulator.

24-Jul-2019

Simulation of receive power level

The figure shows the level variation due to the flight scenario. Only the RF power level trace of one of the receiver’s four sector antennas is shown.

12-Feb-2019

Simulation of a realistic flight scenario

The flight path of the receiver (slowly moving red aircraft below) was imported from a trajectory simulator.

12-Feb-2019

Webinar: Radar signal generation

This webinar discusses the test requirements of next generation single-channel and multichannel digital receivers and demonstrates an efficient and comprehensive test solution based on the R&S®Pulse Sequencer software in combination with the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator.

02-Jul-2018

Building sequences with R&S®Pulse sequencer software

This video presents how to create simple pulse sequences by using repetitions and loops together with pulses with R&S®SMW200A and R&S®Pulse Sequencer software.

10-Oct-2017

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