Industry White Paper

Improve the Speed and Quality of Bumper and Radome Testing for Automobile Radar Systems

November 14, 2022 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Problems Created by Bumpers and Radomes
  • Challenges of Testing Bulky Bumpers
  • Automotive Radome Test Solutions
  • Measurement Examples
  • Simplified Maintenance and Calibration

Application Note Overview 

Radar sensors are vital to the safety of driver-assistance and autonomous driving systems. Unfortunately, bumpers and radomes can have a massive negative impact on object detection performance and accuracy through attenuation, reflection, and distortion. Therefore, demand is emerging to have every bumper and radome tested in production to ensure safety. This can be difficult and costly. This application note will provide details on improving your bumper and radome testing; beginning in the design phase and continuing through volume production.