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jpeabodyjr
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Post Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 10, 2013, 07:10
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As the old saying goes, ask and you shall receive. Well hold on to your oscilloscopes Tin-Can fans! Quonset Microwave's Radar Demonstration Kit is the first complete cantenna radar kit to hit shelves and it looks awesome!

Quonset Microwave has put together three different bundles depending on your preference of options that are currently available for pre-order, with an initial ship date of August 2013. The base kit includes all the necessities: Radar Board, cantennas (2), and the cabling kit. The other two kits build on this adding a tripod, mounting plate, and USB Battery Pack. To see how the kits and pricing break down check out Quonset Microwave's website here: http://www.quonsetmicrowave.com/QM-RDKIT-p/qm-rdkit.htm

Operating at the International 2.4 GHz ISM Band, the Radar Demonstration Kit provides two interfaces for control: USB and Bluetooth. You read that correctly, Bluetooth! We expect to see some interesting projects utilizing that feature. There is also a filter prototyping area on the Radar Board for developing custom filters! We can't wait to see what our Tin Can Radar Forum users can do with these kit!

Key Features of the Radar Demonstration Kit

  • Operates in the International 2.4 GHz ISM Band
  • Output Frequency Range: 2.25 GHz to 2.5 GHz
  • Control through USB and Bluetooth
  • Android application coming soon
  • USB powered from your computer or optional USB battery pack
  • Mounting platform with Tripod mount available
  • Onboard speaker to listen to the received waveform (after downconversion)
  • Signal strength meter
  • Use preset filtering or use your own filtering in the filter prototyping area

Available Radar Modes

  • CW (Continuous Wave)
  • FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave)
  • Doppler

Available Output Waveforms

  • Single Tone
  • Frequency Ramp
  • Sawtooth

Check out our full official post here: http://glcharvat.com/tincan/?p=298

zwhite
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 10, 2013, 11:12
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Thanks for posting this jpeabodyjr! I am an engineer at Quonset Microwave and wanted to let everyone know that there is a coupon for pre-orders now through July 15th. See the image below for details!

I'll be on the forums answering questions anyone has about the kit.

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jpeabodyjr
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 10, 2013, 13:13
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Awesome! Thanks for providing the Tin-Can crew with a coupon. We really appreciate that.

It's also great to know that you will keep an eye on our forum to provide some support to the community when the radar kits start rolling off the shelves.

Again, thanks!

charvatg
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 10, 2013, 13:48
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Everyone making these devices should consider this as an option. Two advantages:
1. It saves alot of time and
2. is a more stable/advanced coffee can radar platform.

Thanks again for posting!

jpeabodyjr
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 22, 2013, 15:20
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@zwhite,

Do you have an idea when documentation will be available for the Radar Demonstration Kit? Some Tin-Can users may be waiting to see the documentation prior to considering this kit as an option for their experiments.

Thanks in advance!

zwhite
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: May 23, 2013, 08:41
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We should have documentation available mid-June for the RDK, and shortly after for the Android and desktop software. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask on the forum or send and email to: RDK@quonsetmicrowave.com

zwhite
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Post Re: Radar Demonstration Kits Available from Quonset Microwave!
on: June 24, 2013, 09:07
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Here's a link to the preliminary user manual for the Quonset Microwave Radar Development Kit: http://goo.gl/dgaOf

As always, questions and comments are welcome!

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