Analyzing Automotive Radar Signals with an Oscilloscope: Automotive Radars on the Test Bench
Driverless cars singularly symbolize the power of future technologies and digitalization to alter everyday lives. Connected, automated driving holds the promise of significantly higher road safety and convenience. The gap between having driverless technology and regular people trusting driverless technology appears to be a large one, however.
There are five general levels of definition for autonomous driving: assisted, partly automated, highly automated, fully automated, autonomous. Partly automated systems (level 2) already exist, and highly automated systems (level 3) ready for series production are being developed. Together with other sensors such as lidar, cameras and ultrasound, radars play a key role in current and future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Automotive radars act as eyes for the vehicles. They are already being manufactured in the millions, and in top-end vehicles, they are standard equipment. By measuring attitude, separation and velocity, radars can foresee critical situations and avoid accidents.
In this eBook from Rohde & Schwarz, learn how to measure and calibrate radar sensors using an R&S®RTP oscilloscope.