Automotive radar compliance testing

Automotive radar compliance testing

Ensure the correct operation of automotive radar sensors in safety-critical applications

Automotive radar sensors are used in complex and safety-critical applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). That all sensors function correctly and in compliance with relevant regulations, both under nominal and adverse conditions, must be verified. There are also liability considerations for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and radar-module suppliers, so 100% reliable automotive radar compliance testing based on trustworthy instruments is required to minimize risk and ensure an efficient approval and certification process.

Rohde & Schwarz is engaged globally with manufacturers and standardization bodies to proactively develop leading-edge solutions for automotive radar compliance testing that OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and relevant test houses can all rely on.

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Your challenges:

  • Reliable in-band transmission automotive radar compliance testing in the range from 76 GHz to 81 GHz, conforming to global radar regulations.
  • Unwanted out-of-band/spurious emissions testing up to the 3rd harmonic at 231 GHz
  • Electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) automotive radar compliance testing for modules operating in a full-vehicle, over-the-air (OTA) environment
  • Proving automotive radar interference robustness in the presence of other radar modules

Features of our radar compliance testing solutions

High precision in-band measurement

Complete in-band test solutions that simplify the complex process of radar compliance testing and ensure accurate and reliable results, based on test setups including the best-in-class spectrum analyzer, target simulator, vector signal generator and compact antenna test range (CATR) chamber

High sensitivity OOB and spurious measurement up to 200 GHz

Reliable out-of-band and spurious emissions measurements for automotive radar interference testing using proven mixer technology with better than -40 dBm EIRP sensitivity

Simulation of advanced interference scenarios

Generating realistic high output power automotive radar compliance testing scenarios using the versatile R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator together with the R&S®Pulse Sequencer software, in combination with target simulation by the R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator.

High precision target simulation using the R&S®AREG100A

High precision target simulation using the R&S®AREG100A automotive radar echo generator, proven to work in demanding EMC environments

Benefits of our solutions:

  • Integrated automotive radar compliance testing solutions accelerate the compliance process and provide faster time-to-market for automotive radar sensors
  • Superior measurement precision supports exacting performance margins in your radar sensor specification, and ensures best value for your customer
  • Comprehensive automotive radar interference testing enables radar module design to be resilient to interference for reduced risk and liability exposure
  • Significant time, cost and convenience saving using temperature controlled area inside the test chamber
Why test & certification experts IB-Lenhardt trust R&S radar measurement solutions

Watch our video: Why test & certification experts IB-Lenhardt trust Rohde & Schwarz measurement

"With high-tech measurement systems from Rohde & Schwarz, IB-Lenhardt AG found the ideal supplier to offer leading edge measurement services and solutions. Thereby, we could upgrade our radar lab to become one of the best in the world."
Daniel Lenhardt, CEO IB-Lenhardt and IBL-Lab GmbH

Featured products

R&S®NRPxxS/SN/SN-V three-path diode power sensors

R&S®NRPxxS/SN/SN-V three-path diode power sensors

Key facts

  • Fast and accurate power measurements for CW and modulated signals
  • All automotive radar frequencies covered
  • Up to 93dB dynamic range

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R&S®ATS1500C antenna test chamber for automotive radar

R&S®ATS1500C antenna test chamber for automotive radar

Key facts

  • In-band OTA measurements on 77/79 GHz automotive radar sensors
  • CATR with bidirectional parabolic reflector on a 1.3 m2 footprint

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R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator

R&S®AREG800A automotive radar echo generator

Key facts

  • Generation of multiple objects with individual distance, size, radial velocity and direction even for very close objects
  • Up to 4 GHz instantaneous RF bandwidth

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R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer

R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer

Key facts

  • Unparalleled low phase noise and best sensitivity on the market
  • 8.3 GHz internal analysis bandwidth

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R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator

R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator

Key facts

  • Dual path instrument up to 44 GHz
  • 2 GHz modulation bandwidth

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R&S®AREG100A Automotive radar echo generator

R&S®AREG100A Automotive radar echo generator

Key facts

  • Supports 24 GHz, 77 GHz and 79 GHz automotive radar sensors
  • Future proof with instantaneous bandwidths of up to 4 GHz

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R&S®RTP oscilloscope

R&S®RTP oscilloscope

Key facts

  • Bandwidth: 4 GHz to 16 GHz
  • Max. sample rate: 40 Gsample/s

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Application notes and cards for automotive radar compliance testing

App card: Automotive radar interference testing

App card: Automotive radar interference testing

Innovative and simple solution for automotive radar compliance testing of sensors against interference.

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Norm interferers in Radar

App card: Norm interferers in radar

Automotive radar compliance testing against norm interferers.

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ADAS radar sensor interference testing

App note: Automotive Radar Sensors - RF Signal Analysis and Inference Tests, 1MA276

ADAS radar sensors: transmit signal analysis and interference test.

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App note: Automotive radar sensors - RF signal analysis and interference tests

App note: Automotive radar sensors - RF signal analysis and interference tests

This application note addresses signal measurements and the analysis of automotive radar performance that are crucial during the development and verification stages. It also shows a setup to verify the functionality of a radar in case of radio interference.

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Related resources for automotive radar compliance testing

CES High-Precision In-Band Radar Test Solution

Application video: High-Precision In-Band Radar Test Solution

Check out Rohde & Schwarz high-precision in-band automotive radar compliance testing solutions live from the show floor at CES 2022.

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Introduction video: ATS1500C automotive radar test chamber

Introduction video: ATS1500C automotive radar test chamber

Overview of the features and benefits of the ATS1500C.

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Webinar: Validation of radar-based autonomous driving functions under electromagnetic influences

Webinar: Validation of radar-based autonomous driving functions

In this webinar you will learn about validation of radar-based autonomous driving functions under electromagnetic influences.

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White paper: Automated ADAS test system trial with radar sensors and electromagnetic interference

White paper: Automated ADAS test system trial with radar sensors & EMI

This white paper describes a automotive radar compliance testing procedure to replicate real life scenarios where the ADAS radar functions are activated during EMS testing.

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Poster: Automotive radar

Poster: Automotive radar

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

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Webinar: Characterizing an ADAS Radar in a transportable CATR based fully anechoic chamber with best-in-class performance

Calibration of imaging radar using a CATR chamber

Learn about ADAS radar technology trends and measurement needs and get introduced our CATR test setup.

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