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Acoustic radar project for students

  1. Jan 21, 2012 #1
    I came across an article in American Journal of Physics recently that describes how to build an acoustic radar by transmitting a carrier modulated with pseudo-noise code through a speaker and simultaneously receiving the reflection with a directional microphone. One then does some signal processing to get the resulting pulse profile as a function of distance. It was originally conceived as a radar or lidar simulator.

    http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v79/i12/p1240_s1 [Broken]


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  3. Jan 21, 2012 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Hi cowboy3, welcome to PF

    That seems like a pretty fun project!

    Btw, another word for "acoustic radar" is "sonar".
  4. Jan 21, 2012 #3
    I think the term acoustic radar and sodar are commonly used for sonar in air though sonar is correct also.
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