Automotive Radar Test System from Rohde & Schwarz named Test Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards

Rohde & Schwarz today announced that its R&S RTS Radar Test System was named Test Product of the Year at the Elektra Awards 2021 organised by Electronics Weekly. The prestigious industry prize was presented at a Gala Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, United Kingdom.

Jerry Carpenter (second row, first on the left side) received the award in behalf of Rohde & Schwarz.
Jerry Carpenter (second row, first on the left side) received the award in behalf of Rohde & Schwarz.

The R&S RTS was selected for the Award by an independent panel of judges. The system overcomes several obstacles to testing automotive radar systems used for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) systems, enabling faster introduction to market and increasing public confidence in their safety.

Holger Gryska, Automotive Segment Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, commented, “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award which endorses the significance of what we have achieved with this solution. The number of radar on-board today’s vehicles is increasing and as a result, more scenarios need to be tested. These include situations such as other vehicles incoming at various angles and with high closing speeds: for example, to detect and avoid impact with an approaching bicycle or motorcycle. The R&S RTS reduces the need for time-consuming field testing, providing an effective way of accurately recreating these scenarios in the laboratory.”

The R&S RTS comprises of the R&S AREG800 radar echo generator and R&S QAT100 antenna array. It can be used at all stages of radar sensor testing, from pre-development through hardware-in-the-loop lab tests to validation of ADAS/AD functions integrated in the vehicle. Instead of requiring testers to physically move antennas, the R&S RTS uses innovative techniques including electronically switching antennas on and off to simulate the effects of individual objects moving in various directions and at various speeds relative to the vehicle.

The Elektra Awards, which are now in their nineteenth year, were held in London. Seeking to recognise the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, the awards are hotly contested and the R&S RTS was picked from a shortlist of six for this category.

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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