R&S®Pulse Sequencer

The powerful radar simulation software

R&S®Pulse Sequencer
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Key facts

  • Powerful radar signal simulation for scenario generation
  • Unprecedented flexibility due to scalable COTS software & hardware
  • From simple pulse trains to demanding direction finding scenarios
  • Realistic scenarios with maps and multiple moving emitter platforms
  • Standardized radar profiles for dynamic frequency selection (DFS) tests

Test your system. Counter the threat. 

The R&S®Pulse Sequencer software together with a vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz gives engineers and technical staff responsible for testing radar receivers a compelling radar signal generation solution. It provides an answer to the general trend to implement more test sessions in the lab than in expensive field tests. Co-engineered with the industry, this solution has been designed to support all relevant test cases of modern radar scenarios together with the capability to account for real-world environments. It is based on the 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 performance in the field. Radar simulators from Rohde & Schwarz provide highly realistic scenarios that take 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 channels for AoA
  • Interferers e.g. with 5G signals

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R&S radar simulator

The 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 tests to complex pulse sequences such as modulation on pulse (MOP), special pulse shapes and interpulse modulation. Thanks to the R&S®SMW200A realtime sequencing capability, it is possible to achieve ultralong signal playtimes simulating slow antenna scans and producing millions of pulses combined with frequency, phase and level agility.

Pulse Sequencer screenshot, pulse shape preview
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Pulse Sequencer screenshot, pulse shape preview

Radar scenario generation

Typical radar scenarios with receiver and emitters

Scenarios with complex multimode radar emitters that include 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 takes into account a propagation loss model, it provides the RF power levels as they occur in real-world scenarios. 

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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

The R&S®Pulse Sequencer software offers an easy way to simulate moving radar platforms, emitters and a moving receiver for radar receiver tests. The software enables engineers to generate highly dynamic 3D scenarios in the lab. It is perfect for defining static or moving platforms in a 3D scenario with all the realism needed, 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 

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 of all types of direction finding equipment, such as devices using amplitude comparison, interferometric or time difference of arrival (TDOA) techniques. 

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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

The R&S®Pulse Sequencer dynamic frequency selection (DFS) software version and its keycode option for the Rohde & Schwarz signal generators have been specially developed to generate the radar signals specified by the 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
Pulse Sequencing (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K302

Order number 1413.8857.02

Description
Radar Platforms, Multi emitter platforms
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K301

Order number 1413.9776.02

Description
Enhanced Pulse Sequencing (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K304

Order number 1413.8957.02

Description
Moving Emitters and Receiver (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K306

Order number 1413.9053.02

Description
Multiple Emitters (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K308

Order number 1414.1433.02

Description
Direction Finding (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K309

Order number 1414.6706.02

Description
Import of 2D maps
Base unit

R&S®SMW-K315

Order number 1414.6529.02

Description
Pulse on pulse simulation
Base unit
R&S®SMBV100B
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K300

Order number 1423.8414.02

Description
DFS Signal Generation (R&S®Pulse Sequencer Software DFS)
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K301

Order number 1423.8420.02

Description
Enhanced Pulse Sequencing (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SMBVB-K308

Order number 1423.8437.02

Description
Direction finding (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit
R&S®SGT100A
Models
Description
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K300

Order number 1419.7652.02

Description
Pulse Sequencing (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K301

Order number 1419.7700.02

Description
Enhanced Pulse Sequencing (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
Base unit

R&S®SGT-K308

Order number 1419.7730.02

Description
Direction Finding (R&S®Pulse Sequencer software)
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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