Rohde & Schwarz Automotive radar competence

Automotive radar - seeing with radio waves

Test solutions in a complex world: the 5th generation of radar systems is under development

With the new autonomous and accident-free driving vision, radar sensors together with other sensors such as Lidar, cameras and ultrasound are becoming a key technology for current and future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Radar sensors are already being introduced in today's vehicles in order to avoid critical situations and reduce the overall number of accidents.

The radar sensor is considered an essential pillar of road safety since it enables a detailed image of the surroundings, mainly independent of environmental influences. The 77/79 GHz frequency ranges with higher bandwidths (up to 4 GHz) feature increased range resolution of only a few centimeters. Today, fast chirps, which are more susceptible to interference than slow frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signals, are used for better object recognition.

Your challenges

However, when ensuring driver assistance functions, multiple challenges arise. New legislation such as UN ECE R79 CAT C (for lane change assistant) and the radio equipment directive (RED) require improved quality assurance. The accuracy of mounting automotive radar systems in production lines and repair shops needs to be optimized as well. Additionally, hardware-in-the-loop testing of radar systems using moving target simulation will gain more importance in the future.

Benefits of our solutions

  • Less development effort through using Rohde & Schwarz technology and products in all areas – from R&D to production
  • Increased quality of your developments using industry-proven products, e.g. high-tech body scanners in airports and radar testing technology in the aerospace and defense market
  • Optimal education of your engineers with training from the market leader in high frequency
  • Secure, future-proof investments in products from a supplier who strategically focuses on automotive radar technology

For more detailed information, see our flyer "Excellence in precision solutions of automotive radar".

Automotive radar solutions

Signal analysis for high-frequency radar signals

More information

Ensuring the quality of radomes and bumpers

More information

Interference – disturbance of high-frequency signals

More information

Target/object simulation for R&D and production

More information

Enabling the next generation of ADAS radar chips

See the difference - next generation 4D imaging radar technology

Related applications & downloads

White paper: Radar test requirements

Learn about the general and specific test requirements to develop, calibrate and integrate a state of the art ADAS radar sensor and module.

More information

Poster: Automotive radar

Get an overview about test and measurement solutions for automotive radar applications.
Register now and get your free poster.

More information

App note: Automotive radar sensors

Transmit sSignal analysis and intereference tests.

Download now

App card: Analysing RF pulses

Demodulating radar RF pulses with an oscilloscope.

More information

App card: Final testing of RF sensors made easy

Final tests of automotive radar sensors made easy.

More information

App card: All-in-one test solution for the production of automotive radar sensors

Comprehensive lab-solution for automotive radar testing.

More information

App note: Measurement setup for phase noise test at frequencies above 50 GHz

Measuring phase noise at frequencies above 50 GHz.

More information

Radar waveforms for A&D and automotive radar

Radar waveforms for A&D and automotive radar.

More information

Register for our free webinars

Webinar: High-end calibration of next-generation radar sensors

Webinar: High-end calibration of next-generation radar sensors

The measurements of far-field automotive radars is a challenge as it requires a large spatial distance, has a high loss path, while providing a relatively small quiet zone, and where even a slight misalignment has a huge impact on repeatable measurements.

However, the newest generation of the Rohde & Schwarz CATR reflector chamber can overcome these test measurement challenges.

Register now for our free webinar.

More information

Free webinar: Automotive radar test solutions using high-performance oscilloscopes

In this webinar, you will learn details about analyzing pulses and chirps with oscilloscopes.

Language: English
Duration: 28 min

More information

Free webinar: Comprehensive radar integration testing

This webinar will focus on the integration of radar sensors in future autonomous vehicles. Please register to watch the webinar.

Language: English
Duration: 43 min

More information

Download automotive radar infographic

Automotive radar infographic

43% of all accidents take place in urban areas. Download our automotive radar infographic.

Automotive radar infographic

By 2023 global automotive radar market ist projected to reach approx. 10 billion USD. Download our automotive radar infographic.

Automotive radar infographic

50 to 80 is the typical cycle time in ms of an up-to-date long-range radar sensor. Download our automotive radar infographic.

Our experts

Holger Gryska

Holger Gryska, Market Segment Manager Automotive Radar

"Radar is already the key sensor to enable safer and better ADAS functions with high innovation potential and possible resolutions similar to today’s Lidar. As a leader for benchmarking RF test solutions, we enable our partners to excel in the development and integration of the next level of automotive radar sensors and modules."

Andreas Reil

Andreas von Lösecke, Product Management Microwave Imaging

"The integration of automotive radar sensors into vehicles can be very challenging: Designers require a smooth and pleasant finish, engineers require a distortion free field view for the radar sensor. The R&S®QAR provides an easy to interpret method for checking the radar compatibility of design emblems and bumpers."

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Stay up to date on upcoming trends and latest applications.

Request information

Do you have questions or need additional information? Simply fill out this form and we will get right back to you.

I want to receive information from Rohde & Schwarz via

Marketing permission

What does this mean in detail?

I agree that Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG and the Rohde & Schwarz entity or subsidiary company mentioned in the imprint of this website, may contact me via the chosen channel (email or postal mail) for marketing and advertising purposes (e.g. information on special offers and discount promotions) related to, but not limited to, products and solutions in the fields of test and measurement, secure communications, monitoring and network testing, broadcast and media, and cybersecurity.

Your rights

This declaration of consent may be withdrawn at any time by sending an email with the subject "Unsubscribe" to Additionally, a link to unsubscribe from future email advertisements is contained in each email sent. Further details on the use of personal data and the withdrawal procedure are set out in the Statement of Privacy.

Your request has been sent successfully. We will contact you shortly.
An error is occurred, please try it again later.