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 24/77/79 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

Our experts

Dr. Sherif Ahmed

Dr. Sherif Ahmed

"Radomes and coatings on bumpers can influence the quality of radar signals. The R&S®QAR, our latest development based on a millimeterwave array, allows manufacturers to examine these influences using spatially resolved analysis. It only takes a few seconds to analyze the reflection, homogeneity and attenuation of the material. This allows us to ensure stable radar performance with high angle measurement accuracy, even over large distances."

Dr. Sherif Ahmed, Principial Microwave Imaging & Systems, Rohde & Schwarz

Andreas Reil

Andreas Reil

"With the growing use of radars in security-relevant applications, the quality requirements for radar components are also increasing. Our signal generators such as the R&S®SMW200A can simulate various types of radar signals, helping us discover a whole new world. This will make it possible to examine radars' immunity to interference in the lab and, if necessary, adapt algorithms as well as take countermeasures."

Andreas Reil, Market Segment Automotive, Rohde & Schwarz

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