R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator

R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator
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Key facts

  • Generation of multiple dynamic artificial objects with individual distance, object size, radial velocity and angular direction 
  • Fully harmonized with R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array and classical mmW frontends for advanced tests in all automotive radar bands
  • Future proof with instantaneous bandwidths of up to 4 GHz
  • Generation of dynamic objects with minimum distances down to <4 m for short range radar testing
  • Built-in HiL processor and interface for synchronization of multiple R&S®AREG800As to generate large scenarios

Accelerate your automotive radar testing with the most advanced solution

The R&S®AREG800A Automotive Radar Echo Generator is an innovative and versatile solution for testing automotive radar sensors. Thanks to the flexible and scalable concept of the R&S®AREG800A and the full harmonization with the R&S®QAT100 Advanced Antenna Array, the solution fulfills the test requirements of the most advanced radar echo generation applications. The R&S®AREG800A:

  • perfectly addresses the industry's need for testing of high-resolution short-range radar sensors that are used in emergency breaking systems
  • is fully harmonized with the innovative R&S®QAT100 Advanced Antenna Array frontend for scenario generation
  • is designed for scenario generation and functional safety tests of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving
  • has an incomparable versatility. All applications from pre-development, over validation until mass production can be covered

Features & benefits

Discover the most advanced automotive radar testing solution

Make your test setup future-proof. The R&S®AREG800A enables state-of-the-art test setups with up to 4GHz instantaneous bandwidth, small artificial object distances and the possibility to generate a large number of dynamic artificial objects simultaneously:

  • Fully harmonized with R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array for advanced ADAS testing and scenario generation
  • Supports classical mmW frontends for basic bench top and validation tests  (e.g. together with R&S®ATS1500C shielded chamber)
  • Profit from a future proof instantaneous bandwidths of up to 4 GHz for short range radar testing

Frontends for every test case
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Frontends for every test case

With its portfolio of RF frontends, the R&S®AREG800A can be tailored exactly to your application specific test needs.

Flexibility at its best

For all demanding automotive radar echo generation applications, a tailored R&S®AREG800A configuration will fit your needs - all applications from early radar sensor R&D until advanced full vehicle ADAS/AD test cases can be covered:

  • Simulating scenarios with dynamic artificial object distances during early stage R&D together with the R&S®ATS1500C, chipset development and radar sensor validation
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop test cases (HiL) for ADAS/AD feature and algorithm development
  • Vehicle-in-the-Loop test cases (ViL) on the roller dyno for vehicle certification and homologation
  • Production of state-of-the-art 4D radar sensors with high demands on the radar test equipment

A perfect team for the development of 4D imaging radar - R&S®AREG800A and R&S®ATS1500C
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A perfect team for the development of 4D imaging radar - R&S®AREG800A and R&S®ATS1500C

The R&S®AREG800A together with the R&S®ATS1500C antenna measurement chamber form a harmonized solution to precisely validate and calibrate automotive radars under far field conditions

Realistic tests on virtual roads

Together with the R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array, the R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator enables you to tackle the impediments of autonomous driving. Reliable, reproducible and realistic tests of radar based ADAS/AD features is now possible for the first time.

Test like it’s real
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Test like it’s real

Designed for scenario generation - test the functional safety of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving.

Bring road reality to your lab

Designed for scenario generation - test functional safety of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving. Complex and even risky driving scenarios can be generated and virtually tested for ADAS/AD:

  • A responsive and open real time interface enables the industries established simulation environments to control the R&S®AREG800A 
  • The R&S®AREG800A is ideal for open and closed loop test cases.

Reduce test kilometers on public roads
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Reduce test kilometers on public roads

The R&S®AREG800A together with the R&S®QAT100 enables for the first time reliable and realistic full vehicle testing on ViL test rigs., e.g. EURO NCAP test cases can be executed with highest test case reproducibility.

Optimize your ADAS/AD test strategy

The R&S®AREG800A enables state-of-the-art test setups that reduce the number or test kilometers on the road. As a consequence:

  • Time for R&D and testing is optimized
  • Time-to-market of new ADAS/AD features is shortened
  • Expenses for development and testing are reduced

Test today’s and tomorrow’s automotive radar sensors and radar based ADAS
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Test today’s and tomorrow’s automotive radar sensors and radar based ADAS

Simple and stable operation

  • Intuitive graphical user interface with touch screen controls
  • Easy and straight forward test setup configuration
  • Optimized for minimum footprint
  • Build-in SCPI macro recorder with code generator for easy integration into existing test software

Intuitive GUI
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Intuitive GUI

Simple man-machine interface for easy and intuitive configuration with graphical user interface and touch screen control

Ready for Red

  • Measure the sensor’s equivalent radiated isotropic power (EIRP) in line with the applicable standards with a connected R&S NRP8S(N) power sensor
  • Verify robustness of radar sensors against in-band interferers with a connected analog or vector signal generator
  • Measure occupied bandwidth and radar signal quality with a connected signal and spectrum analyzer

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The R&S®AREG800A together with the R&S®FSW8 signal and spectrum analyzer are the ideal solution for parallel echo generation and radar signal analyzation.

Specifications
Frontends and general concept
Echo generation type Dynamic artificial object generation
Echo generation concept Hybrid  - analog for short object distances <17 m   and larger distances digital
Remote Frontends R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-77S/-77D/-81S/-81D *) Classical mmW remote frontends  
R&S®QAT100 Innovative R&S®QAT100 el. controllable antenna array
Max. number of remote frontends per base unit  with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-77S/-77D/-81S/-81D *) Up to 4 classical mmW remote frontends 
with R&S®QAT100 Up to 8 with R&S®QAT100
Frequency
RF Frequency bands with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D *) 24-24.25 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-77S/-77D *) 76-77 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-81S/-81D *) 76-81 GHz
with R&S®QAT100 76-81 GHz
Instantaneous bandwidth with R&S®AREG8-B9 1 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-K527 2 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-B9, R&S®AREG8-K527 and R&S®AREG8-K528 *) 4 GHz
Artificial objects
Minimum artificial object distance  with R&S®AREG8-B9 < 17 m + air gap
with R&S®AREG-B9 and R&S®AREG-B63 *) < 4 m + air gap
Covered distance range of artificial objects with R&S®AREG8-B9 < 17 m to >500 m
with R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-B63 *) < 4 m to >500 m
Max number of artificial objects per R&S®AREG800A base unit with R&S®QAT100 Artificial object distance < 4 m to 17 m *):
Up to 4 with individual azimuth, distance, RCS, Doppler
 
 
Artificial object distance > 17 m:
Up to 8 with individual azimuth, distance, RCS, Doppler
with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-77S/-77D/-81S/-81D *) Artificial object distance < 4 m to 17 m:
Up to 4 with individual distance, RCS, Doppler (1 per mmW frontend)
 
 
Artificial object distance > 17 m:
Up to 32 with individual distance, RCS, Doppler (8 per mmW frontend)
Object distance step size < 2,5 cm (nom.)
Object distance accuracy < 5 cm (meas.)
Air gap to device under test Recommendation: Air gap should be large enough to match far field condition of radar under test
Radial velocity
Individual radial velocity for each object  Yes
Doppler setting range ±500 km/h
Velocity step size 0.001 km/h (meas.)
Level
Dynamic RCS range for all artificial objects together with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-77S/-77D/-81S/-81D *) 90 dB
with R&S®QAT100 80 dB
Dynamic RCS range for multiple objects per IF path with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-77S/-77D/-81S/-81D *) 60 dB
with R&S®QAT100 -
RCS control step size 0.5 dB
Amplitude flatness R&S®QAT100 standalone < ± 5 dB in 4 GHz bandwidth (meas.)
Maximum Rx power at frontend with R&S®QAT100 0 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Recommended Rx power at frontend with R&S®QAT100 -20 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Minimum Rx power at frontend with R&S®QAT100 -60 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Maximum Tx power at frontend with R&S®QAT100 0 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
IF input/IF output interface
IF output port with R&S®AREG8-K740 IF outputs on base unit for EIRP and radar signal parameter measurements
IF input port with R&S®AREG8-K741 IF input on base unit for superimposing interferers
Hardware-in-the-loop interface
Dedicated HiL interface with R&S®AREG8-K109 HiL co-processor
HiL interface update rate with R&S®AREG8-K109 20 ms (meas.)
Open-standard protocol support with R&S®AREG8-K109 Open Simulation Interface (OSI)
User interface and remote controls
Graphical user interface with touch controls Yes
Remote control interfaces Ethernet
with R&S®AREG8-K986 *) GPIB
Remote control command set SCPI
General parameters
Size 5 HE, 19” width 
Weight depending on options 15 – 26 kg
*) coming soon

Available options

Baseband
Product
Description
R&S®AREG8-B9

Order number 1437.8011.02

Description

Digital baseband with 1 GHz bandwidth, 1 IF path and 1 individual object 

R&S®AREG8-B63

Order number 1437.8205.02

Description

Analog stepped delay line for short object generation with 1 IF path and 1 indivdual object (coming soon)

Bandwidth upgrade
Product
Description
R&S®AREG8-K527

Order number 1437.9882.02

Description

Baseband extension from 1 GHz to 2 GHz bandwidth for 1 IF path

R&S®AREG8-K528

Order number 1437.9799.02

Description

Baseband extension from 2 GHz to 5 GHz bandwidth for 1 IF path (coming soon)

Baseband enhancements
Product
Description
R&S®AREG8-K570

Order number 1437.9899.02

Description

Activation of second IF path for one baseband with 1 GHz bandwidth and 1 individual object

R&S®AREG8-K812

Order number 1437.9853.02

Description

One additional artifical object for all installed IF paths

R&S®AREG8-K813

Order number 1437.9901.02

Description

Extended Doppler frequency shift up to 10 MHz offset (coming soon)

Intermediate frequency ports and control interfaces
Product
Description
R&S®AREG8-K986

Order number 1437.9818.02

Description

Remote control GPIB (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-K740

Order number 1437.9830.02

Description

Analog IF output interfaces

R&S®AREG8-K741

Order number 1437.9847.02

Description

Analog IF input interfaces

R&S®AREG8-K109

Order number 1437.9860.02

Description

Hardware-in-the-Loop control interface

R&S®AREG8-K549

Order number 1437.9876.02

Description

Synchronization interface for multiple AREG800As (coming soon)

General
Product
Description
R&S®AREG8-24S

Order number 1437.8611.02

Description

Single Antenna Frontend 24 GHz to 24.25 GHz (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-24D

Order number 1437.8640.02

Description

Dual Antenna Frontend 24 GHz to 24.25 GHz (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-77S

Order number 1437.8670.02

Description

Single Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 77 GHz (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-77D

Order number 1437.8705.02

Description

Dual Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 77 GHz (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-81S

Order number 1437.8734.02

Description

Single Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 81 GHz (coming soon)

R&S®AREG8-81D

Order number 1437.8763.02

Description

Dual Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 81 GHz (coming soon)

Description

Advanced antenna array

General accessories
Product
Description
R&S®ZN-ZTW

Order number 1328.8534.19

Description

Torque Wrench, 0.9 Nm

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