Designed and built by Reutech Radar Systems (RRS), the RSR 210N is a multipurpose 2D radar used for helicopter support operations as well as general surveillance and ship self-defense. A three-channel pulse Doppler radar system, it is designed to perform efficiently in harsh environments and accurately detect small, fast-moving targets under weather, sea, and land conditions that cause clutter, or unwanted radar echoes.
RRS engineers used Model-Based Design with MATLAB® and Simulink® to develop adaptive detection and signal processing systems for the RSR 210N and implement them on an FPGA.
“Model-Based Design enabled us to separate the engineering effort required for the low-level signal processing architecture—with its associated IO and data transfer channels—from the effort needed for the core signal processing algorithms,” says Kevin Williams, system engineer at RRS. “This approach saved time, reduced risk, and helped us to get the best from a team of engineers from both disciplines.”