Short Range Personal Radar: Introduction

Project Info
Author: Chris
Difficulty: Medium
Time Invested: 7 Hours

Take a look at the above
tutorials before continuing
to read this project.
           The idea to create a type of close proximity radar system came from a student in one of my classes. We went ahead and decided to streamline the idea into the course as one of the projects we'd build.
           After a week or two of prep time we finally agreed on the project setup & parts that we'd use. This is not meant to be an advanced project, thusly the difficulty is set at medium.

           Below is an example of what short range personal radar could be used for. It's meant to be a bit comical so feel free to laugh!

Purpose & Overview of this project
           The goal of this project is to create a working ir radar system. The system will only be required to measure close proximity at an angle of 90 degrees as seen in the example above. The range of system is roughly 4-30cm, 20-150cm & 1m-5.5m depending upon which sensor you choose to use.

           The outcome of this project will shape future projects where we try to integrate such a radar system to help navigate mobile robots through the real world.