OTSL announces world’s first real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator

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OTSL, a short-distance wireless system and embedded system developer and distributor, has announced a real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving, the Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator (AMMWR Simulator).

The AMMWR Simulator – said to be the world’s first sensor simulator software for autonomous driving that enables dynamic real-time simulation – allows users to set the details of the size, shape, and material of models such as the target vehicle, pedestrians, and traffic signals and signs. It can also simulate individual components of a vehicle such as the front glass or headlights.

And unlike conventional products, which represent the distance to an object with a numeric value, the simulator simulates the transmission and reception behavior of millimeter waves transmitted from sensors to detect an object, and reproduces a measured distance.

The simulator also allows users to set characteristics such as those of radiation power, area, and frequency of a millimeter-wave radar to enable simulation of millimeter-wave radar products from various manufacturers, and prototyped millimeter-wave radar products.

Furthermore, the influence of changing weather conditions such as rain and fog on the characteristics of a millimeter-wave radar can be set, and it’s possible to change the view of the visualized 3D image to enable simulation from various views, such as a view from the driver’s seat, a bird’s-eye view, or a back view.

Finally, driving situations can be simulated by sensor-based modelling, recognition and control of autonomous driving can be checked, and sensor-mounting positions on vehicles verified, eliminating the need for test driving with real vehicles.

October 26, 2017

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