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Prestudy for a radar target simulator system for 79 GHz automotive radars

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Acreo, Norrköping
Funding from Vinnova SEK 390 000
Project duration April 2018 - September 2018
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
Call 2016-05460-en
End-of-project report 2017-05535eng.pdf (pdf, 1184 kB)

Purpose and goal

This project aims to perform a pre-study in preparation for a subsequent larger project that proposes to develop a millimeter-wave radar target simulator prototype that will meet the needs of the automotive radar market. The project will perform an analysis of the state-of-the-art of mm-wave radar target simulators, identify requirements, and propose an architecture to be developed in the later project. The project will perform some measurements on commercially existing mm-wave radars to get a clear understanding of the signals the target simulator will be required to generate.

Expected results and effects

The most important conclusion from the theoretical analysis and simulations shows that the MIMO concept is possible together with angular calculation. A technique developed to simulate distance, radar cross section and velocity with infinite amount of objects will be possible. This concept have the potential to meet the requirements of the automotive industry and thus achieve a cheap, flexible and compact solution which the automotive industry is looking for.

Planned approach and implementation

The projectwork has been allocated in accordance with the partners´ competence and interest. Through regular meetings, several issues and challenges have been identified and solutions provided. The implementation has taken place systematically,where each parner has been assigned a responsibilitythat was subsequentlydiscussed and analyzed. Through this procedure, the project has ultimatelypresented a feasibilitystudyfor a radar system that is relevant and based on the latest research in the field.

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Last updated 12 February 2020

Reference number 2017-05535

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