Acoustic Doppler Motion Detector

A high-frequency audio signal (15 to 25 kHz) generated by Ul is fed to buffer Ql and SPKR1. A portion is f
Acoustic Doppler Motion Detector - schematic

ed to balanced mixer U2. Received audio picked up by SPKR2 (used as a microphone) is amplified by Q2 and fed to U2. When sound is reflected from a moving object, the Doppler effect will cause an apparent shift in frequency. U2 produces a signal equal to the frequency difference. This is coupled via C16 and gain control R23 to amplifier U3, where the beat note is heard in SPKR3.

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