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R&S®AREG800A Automotive radar echo generator

R&S®AREG800A Automotive radar echo generator
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Key Facts

  • Generates multiple dynamic artificial objects with individual distance, object size, radial velocity and angular direction 
  • Full harmony with the R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array and classic mmW frontends for advanced testing in all automotive radar bands
  • Future proof with instantaneous bandwidths of up to 5 GHz and generation of dynamic objects with minimum distances down to air gap values
  • Built-in HiL processor and interface for synchronizing multiple R&S®AREG800A instruments can generate large scenarios
  • Ready for testing integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) in sub-6 GHz and FR2 bands 
  • Elektra Award winner

Accelerate automotive radar testing with the most advanced solution available

The R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator is an innovative and versatile automotive radar sensor testing solution. The flexible and scalable concept of the R&S®AREG800A and full harmonization with the R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array meet the test requirements for the most advanced radar echo generation applications on the market. The R&S®AREG800A:

  • Is ideal for testing high-resolution short-range radar sensors 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 testing of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving
  • Is relatively versatile. Can cover all applications from pre-development to validation and mass production
In addition to classic automotive safety applications, the R&S®AREG800A forms the core of a versatile test solution that supports the research and development of integrated sensing and communications (ISAC). ISAC is a pillar of 6G and combines two different yet similar worlds - communications and environmental sensing.

Features & benefits

Discover the most advanced automotive radar testing solution available

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

  • Fully harmonized with the R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array for advanced ADAS testing and scenario generation
  • Supports classic mmW frontends for basic bench top and validation testing  (together with the 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

The RF frontend portfolio in the R&S®AREG800A can be tailored to your testing needs.

Flexibility at its best

A tailored R&S®AREG800A configuration is suitable for any demanding automotive radar echo generation application - from early radar sensor R&D to advanced full vehicle ADAS/AD testing, everything is covered:

  • Simulating dynamic artificial object distance scenarios in early R&D with the R&S®ATS1500C, chipset development and radar sensor validation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) testing for ADAS/AD features and algorithm development
  • Vehicle-in-the-loop testing (ViL) on a roller dyno for vehicle certification and homologation
  • State-of-the-art 4D radar sensor production with extreme demands on test equipment

The perfect combination for 4D imaging radar development – the R&S®AREG800A and R&S®ATS1500C
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The perfect combination for 4D imaging radar development – the R&S®AREG800A and R&S®ATS1500C

The R&S®AREG800A and R&S®ATS1500C antenna measurement chamber combine in a harmonized solution for precise validation and calibration of automotive radars under far field conditions

Realistic testing on virtual roads

The R&S®QAT100 advanced antenna array and the R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator can tackle any autonomous driving challenge. For the first time, reliable, reproducible and realistic testing of radar based ADAS/AD features is now possible.

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

Designed to generate scenarios that test the functional safety of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving solutions.

Bring real roads into the lab

Designed to generate scenarios that test the functional safety of radar based ADAS/AD and autonomous driving. Complex and risky driving scenarios can be virtually generated and tested for ADAS/AD:

  • Standard industrial simulation environments can control the R&S®AREG800A with a responsive and open real-time interface;
  • 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 and R&S®QAT100 can reliably and realistically test full vehicle ViL on test rigs. EURO NCAP test cases can be performed with high test case reproducibility.

Optimize ADAS/AD testing

The R&S®AREG800A enables state-of-the-art test setups that on-the-road testing to a minimum. The instrument provides::

  • Optimized R&D and testing times
  • Shorter time-to-market for new ADAS/AD features
  • Lower development and testing expenses

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

Bringing the future to life - ISAC

At first communications and automotive radar seem to come from different worlds, but look closer and you will see that these two technologies share a common basis, forming a solid foundation for the implementation and adoption of integrated sensing and communications (ISAC). The R&S®AREG800A is an award winning, reliable and repeatable test solution with:

  • Sub-6 GHz and FR2 (24-44 GHz with R&S®FE44S) support 
  • Full signal transparency and support for all modulation types
  • Ability to generate artificial objects at distances from several meters to 3 km 
  • Ability to simulate densely populated and realistic city scenarios with up to 32 independent artificial objects 

Ready for red

  • Measure equivalent radiated isotropic power (EIRP) for a sensor in line with applicable standards using a connected R&S®NRP8S(N) power sensor
  • Verify radar sensor resistance to 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 is ideal for parallel echo generation and radar signal analysis.

Simple and stable operation

Intuitive graphical user interface with touchscreen controls Easy and straight forward test setup configuration Optimized for a minimal footprint Built-in SCPI macro recorder with code generator for easy integration into existing test software

Intuitive GUI
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Intuitive GUI

Simple human-machine interface for easy and intuitive configuration with graphical user interface and touchscreen control

Specifications
Frontends and general concept
Echo generation typeDynamic artificial object generation
Echo generation conceptHybrid  - analog for short object distances <17 m  and digital for larger distances
(Optional: fully digital down to the air gap value for FMCW radar testing)  
Remote FrontendsR&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-81S/-81DClassical mmW remote frontends  
R&S®QAT100Innovative R&S®QAT100 el. controllable antenna array
With the R&S®FE44SEnabling integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) testing in 24-44GHz FR2 
Max. number of remote frontends per base unit with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-81S/-81DUp to 4 classical mmW remote frontends 
with R&S®QAT100Up to 8 with R&S®QAT100
Frequency
RF frequency bandswith R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D24-24.25 GHz
With the R&S®FE44S24-44 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-81S/-81D76-81 GHz
with R&S®QAT10076-81 GHz
Instantaneous bandwidthwith R&S®AREG8-B91 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-K5272 GHz
with R&S®AREG8-B9, R;&S®AREG8-K527 and R&S®AREG8-K5284 GHz
Artificial objects
Minimum artificial object distance with R&S®AREG8-B9< 17 m + air gap
With the R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG-B63< 4 m + air gap
With the R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-K814Airgap value
With the R&S®AREG8-B9, R&S®AREG8-B63 and R&S®AREG8-K814Airgap value
Covered distance range of artificial objectswith R&S®AREG8-B9< 17 m to 3000 m
with R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-B63< 4 m to 3000 m
With the R&S®AREG8-B9 and R&S®AREG8-K814Air gap value to 3000 m
With The R&S®AREG8-B9, R&S®AREG8-B63 and R&S®AREG8-K814Air gap value to 3000 m
Max number of artificial objects per R&S®AREG800A base unitwith R&S®QAT100Artificial object distance < 4 m to 17 m:
Up to 4 with individual azimuth, distance, RCS, Doppler with AREG8-B63
Up to 8 with individual azimuth, distance, RCS, Doppler with AREG8-K814


Artificial object distance > 17 m:
Up to 8 with individual azimuth, distance, RCS, Doppler
with R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-81S/-81DArtificial object distance < 4 m to 17 m:
Up to 4 with individual distance, RCS, Doppler (1 per mmW frontend) with AREG8-B63
Up to 32 with individual distance, RCS, Doppler (8 per mmW frontend) with AREG8-K814
 
Artificial object distance > 17 m:
Up to 32 with individual distance, RCS, Doppler (8 per mmW frontend)
 
with R&S®FE44SArtificial 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 testRecommendation: 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 standard and possibility optionally extend
Velocity step size0.001 km/h (meas.)
Level
Dynamic RCS range for all artificial objects togetherwith R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-81S/-81D90 dB
with R&S®QAT10080 dB
Dynamic RCS range for multiple objects per IF pathwith R&S®AREG8-24S/-24D/-81S/-81D60 dB
with R&S®QAT100-
RCS control step size0.5 dB
Amplitude flatnessR&S®QAT100 standalone< ± 5 dB in 4 GHz bandwidth (meas.)
Maximum RX power at frontendwith R&S®QAT1000 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Recommended RX power at frontendwith R&S®QAT100-20 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Minimum RX power at frontendwith R&S®QAT100-60 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
Maximum TX power at frontendwith R&S®QAT1000 dBm @ 77 GHz (nom.)
IF input/IF output interface
IF output portwith R&S®AREG8-K740IF outputs on base unit for EIRP and radar signal parameter measurements
IF input portwith R&S®AREG8-K741IF input on base unit for superimposing interferers
Hardware-in-the-loop interface
Dedicated HiL interfacewith R&S®AREG8-K109HiL co-processor
HiL interface update ratewith R&S®AREG8-K109down to < 0.03 ms (meas.)
Open-standard protocol supportwith R&S®AREG8-K109Open simulation interface (OSI)
User interface and remote controls
Graphical user interface with touch controlsYes
Remote control interfacesEthernet
with R&S®AREG8-K986GPIB
Remote control command setSCPI
General parameters
Size5 HE, 19” width 
Weightdepending on options15 – 26 kg

Available options

Baseband
Product
Descripción
R&S®AREG8-B9

Order Number 1437.8011.02

Descripción

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

R&S®AREG8-B63

Order Number 1437.8205.02

Descripción

Analog stepped delay line for short object generation with 1 IF path and 1 indivdual object 

Bandwidth upgrade
Product
Descripción
R&S®AREG8-K527

Order Number 1437.9882.02

Descripción

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

R&S®AREG8-K528

Order Number 1437.9799.02

Descripción

Baseband extension from 2 GHz to 5 GHz bandwidth for 1 IF path 

Baseband enhancements
Product
Descripción
R&S®AREG8-K570

Order Number 1437.9899.02

Descripción

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

Descripción

One additional artifical object for all installed IF paths

R&S®AREG8-K813

Order Number 1437.9901.02

Descripción

Extended Doppler frequency shift up to 10 MHz offset 

R&S®AREG8-K814

Order Number 1437.9776.02

Descripción

Digital ultra short object range down to air-gap value for FMCW radars

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

Order Number 1437.9818.02

Descripción

Remote control GPIB

R&S®AREG8-K740

Order Number 1437.9830.02

Descripción

Analog IF output interfaces

R&S®AREG8-K741

Order Number 1437.9847.02

Descripción

Analog IF input interfaces

R&S®AREG8-K109

Order Number 1437.9860.02

Descripción

Hardware-in-the-Loop control interface

R&S®AREG8-K549

Order Number 1437.9876.02

Descripción

Synchronization interface for multiple AREG800As

R&S®AREG8-K553

Order Number 1437.9782.02

Descripción

Interface for FE44S support - ISAC 

General
Product
Descripción
R&S®AREG8-24S

Order Number 1437.8611.02

Descripción

Single Antenna Frontend 24 GHz to 24.25 GHz

R&S®AREG8-24D

Order Number 1437.8640.02

Descripción

Dual Antenna Frontend 24 GHz to 24.25 GHz 

R&S®AREG8-81S

Order Number 1437.8734.02

Descripción

Single Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 81 GHz

R&S®AREG8-81D

Order Number 1437.8763.02

Descripción

Dual Antenna Frontend 76 GHz to 81 GHz 

Descripción

Advanced antenna array

Descripción

General accessories
Product
Descripción
R&S®ZN-ZTW

Order Number 1328.8534.19

Descripción

Torque Wrench, 0.9 Nm

R&S®WCA12-135

Order Number 1700.3977.02

Descripción

Waveguide Coax Adapter WR12 to 1.35mm (f)

Waveguide Coax Adapter WR12 to 1.35 mm female with S-Parameter characterisation, WG stabilzation bracket for USB and LAN NRP power sensors 60 - 90 GHz 

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