Sep 5 – 9, 2023
ASU Memorial Union (2nd Floor)
US/Arizona timezone
GRCon23 will be running from Tuesday Sept 5 to Saturday Sept 9 this year.

Phased Array FMCW Radar using the "Phaser" and GNU Radio Companion

Sep 6, 2023, 2:15 PM
Arizona (MU 221) (ASU Memorial Union 2nd Floor)

Arizona (MU 221)

ASU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

Talk SDR Hardware Main Track


Jon Kraft (Analog Devices) Mark Thoren (Analog Devices)


In this talk we will demonstrate how to build, control, and process data from a 10 GHz, 8 element, FMCW phased array radar. We will be using Analog Device's open source CN0566 (aka "the Phaser"), the ADALM-PLUTO, and GNU Radio Companion. There will be a live demonstration of beamforming fundamentals including: direction of arrival, monopulse tracking, tapering, grating lobes, and FMCW radar. We will also highlight the advantages of using GRC vs Python. All of this is fully open source, with readily available hardware and software posted at

Talk Length 30 Minutes
Link to Open Source Code

Primary authors

Jon Kraft (Analog Devices) Mark Thoren (Analog Devices)

Presentation materials