building RF transceiver

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by ostronomer, May 28, 2011.

  1. ostronomer

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 28, 2011
    I am trying to build a RF transceiver to detect distance between cars (in order to ultimately build an automatic cruise control system). I was hoping to use ~24GHz frequency, with undetermined polarization. It would need to do pulses at ~50Hz. Power is unknown, but it would be good to be able to detect pulses returned from up to 1500 feet, if possible. I am very new to EE, but have some experience in comms from space systems design.

    Does anyone have ideas for circuit diagrams for this situation?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    The thought of a homemade automatic cruise control is a bit scary. And, as it happens, something our Terms of Service prevents us from discussing -
  3. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Another 'car' topic shut down, but someone left the keys in the ignition

    So I'm gonna REV MY MOTOR

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