Automotive radome testers

Cost-effective automotive radome testing. Fast. Precise.

Automotive radome testers

Rohde & Schwarz is providing the ideal tools for accurately testing the quality of radomes and bumpers in the automotive radar frequency range from R&D until end-of-line (EOL).

Sensors that detect nearby objects are key components for autonomous vehicles. These include cameras and lidar sensors, but especially radar sensors. Millions of automotive radars are produced every year. They are standard equipment in high-end vehicles. Today, automotive radar sensors are mainly used to increase driving comfort and prevent accidents.

For reasons having more to do with appearance than functionality, automotive radars are covered by a radar dome (radome) constructed from a material transparent to RF signals. The emblem on the grille is often used for this purpose, but plastic bumpers are also good hiding places for radars.

In particular, the three-dimensional shape of brand emblems with locally varying material thickness can cause RF performance problems for operation in the mmWave band. Bumpers are typically coated with metallic paint, which attenuates high frequencies. To ensure radar reliability, it is therefore essential to validate the material properties of radomes and examine their influence on radar signals.

R&S®QAR quality automotive radome tester, 3D

R&S®QAR quality automotive radome tester

  • Supports 77 GHz and 79 GHz radar bands
  • Intuitive operation and result interpretation
  • Radar-independent quality test with no need for a golden device
  • Supports all form factors up to 30 cm x 50 cm
  • Comparability with measurements made using a vector network analyzer (VNA)
R&S®QAR50 Radome tester

R&S®QAR50 Quality Automotive Radome Tester

  • Precise transmission loss and reflection measurements plus frequency response in the automotive radar bands (72 GHz - 82 GHz)
  • Spatially resolved transmission phase and high resolution reflection image with a single measurement
  • Extremely short cycle time of 4 seconds ensures high throughput in production
  • VNA-like accuracy due to compliant verification set with plates for transmission loss and reflection verification
  • Internal self calibration, requires no dismounting or external equipment 

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