Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2012

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Degree In

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Anton Kruger

Abstract

Previous works have validated the concept of a microwave rain gauge that operates as follows. With a microwave Doppler motion sensor, the Doppler shift created by falling rain drops is measured. One can then relate the corresponding fall velocity to rain rate. However, the available Doppler motion sensors are lacking in several aspects. Here we address the important electronic design and signal processing considerations related to a microwave-based rain gauge.

Keywords

DRO, Gunnplexer, Microwave, Radar, Rainfall, Rain Gauge

Pages

xi, 77 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-77).

Copyright

Copyright 2012 Matthew James Kemp

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