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EuMW: Rohde & Schwarz tests automotive radar

RandS car radar testing

According to the firm, soon-to-be-available is something for analysing radomes, and a multi-dimensional automotive radar echo generator.

The AREG100A automotive radar echo generator, previewed at European Microwave Week in Nuremberg, is aimed at end-of-production-line testing for all automotive radar bands  – 24, 76 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,” said R&S. “Together with the ATS1000 shielded chamber and QuickStep test execution software, it ensures fail-safe testing of automotive 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.”

The automotive radome scanner, the R&S QAR, scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2018, has been created specifically to characterise the performance of 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 device under test,” said the firm. “Car manufacturers can now localise and identify any material errors or in-homogeneous material that might impact the sensor’s performance.”

A sweep from 75 to 82GHz is available to measure material attenuation in the 77 and 79GHz automotive radar ranges.

See Rohde & Schwarz in the entrance EuMW hall 7A in Nuremberg.

Visitors to European Microwave Week 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, can learn about radar test solutions for R&D, validation, certification and production at the company’s dedicated technology exhibition area.