Ancortek develops light-weight and low-power modules for building short-range, light-weight and low-power software-defined radio-frequency (RF) systems for applications in industrial automation, medical diagnosis, public safety and security, and academic research.

Software-defined systems, such as software-defined radio, communication systems, and radar systems, utilize software protocols to substitute hardware components, minimize the use of dedicated hardware, and implement/manage the transmitting and receiving functionality.

The software-defined architecture offers a great deal on system compactness and flexibility. Without modifying hardware, the software-defined system can be adopted in different scenarios and, thus, suitable for multipurpose applications. It can change its operating modes, waveforms, bandwidths, as well as processing functions.

We have developed compact-size, light-weight and low power software-defined RF modules and FPGA-based processor modules in S, C, X, and K bands operating at 2.4 GHz, 5.8/6.2 GHz, 9,8 GHz and 24 GHz. Our software-defined systems provide a reusable platform enabling customers to easily build software-defined transmitter & receiver systems for a variety of applications.

Our software-defined system provides a reusable platform utilizing a RF-module and FPGA processor module architecture to improve system performance and reduce the size of the hardware system.

Dr. Victor C. Chen, coined by many as the pioneer of micro-Doppler, is the founder of Ancortek. Dr. Chen is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a world-renowned leading expert on.

  • Radar Micro-Doppler Signature Analysis.
  • Time-Frequency-Based Radar Image Formation.
  • Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging.

After retiring from the Radar Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Chen led the Ancortek team to develop a highly-integrated and high-performance software-defined radar with coherent radar imaging and signal processing that researchers around the world are using as the platform for various applications. Ancortek’s low-power, light-weight, and compact SDR KITS have demonstrated to fill a market need globally.

In addition to the hundreds of research papers published throughout his career, Dr. Chen has earned his own rights as the author of four books that came to define and impact Micro-Doppler:

  • Time-Frequency Transforms for Radar Imaging and Signal Analysis, by Artech House in 2002;
  • The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar, by Artech House in 2011;
  • Inverse synthetic Radar Imaging – principles, algorithms and applications, by IET/SciTech in 2014;
  • Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures – processing and applications, by IET in 2014.