SHOW NEWS: Automotive radar test solutions developed by R&S

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Rohde & Schwarz is developing a range of new radar test solutions. The R&S AREG100A automotive radar echo generator enables reliable testing of radar sensors in production and supports all automotive radar bands (24GHz, 76GHz and 79GHz). Up to three customer-definable fixed radar distances, plus an optional Doppler offset for simulation of radial velocity, make it a powerful solution for production testing.

Together with the R&S ATS1000 shielded chamber and the R&S QuickStep test execution software, it ensures failsafe testing of automotive radar sensors. With this setup, end-of-line testing becomes a standardized, conclusive process to ensure continuous quality control of radar sensors. Thanks to its small footprint and low weight, the R&S AREG100A can be easily integrated into existing test racks for final inspection of the integrated radar sensor at the OEM’s manufacturing sites.

Rohde & Schwarz has also developed the R&S QAR to characterize the performance of automotive radar covers such as emblem radomes and car bumpers. The test solution uses an innovative imaging technique that allows very fast measurement of the reflectivity of the DUT.

Car manufacturers can now precisely localize and identify any material errors or inhomogeneous material that might impact the sensor’s performance. A complete frequency sweep from 75GHz to 82GHz is used to measure material attenuation in the 77GHz and 79GHz automotive radar ranges.

With both sets of measurements, the R&S QAR enables the comprehensive and detailed analysis required for future radar generations. The system is scheduled to be available in the Q1 2018.

Find out more at Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan at booth 4005. The show takes places next week from October 24-26, so don’t miss out – purchase your ticket now!

October 17, 2017

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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