Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
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.
DRO, Gunnplexer, Microwave, Radar, Rainfall, Rain Gauge
xi, 77 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-77).
Copyright 2012 Matthew James Kemp
Kemp, Matthew James. "A FM-CW microwave radar for rainfall applications." MS (Master of Science) thesis, University of Iowa, 2012.