Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar Scheme With Passive Reflector for Blind Corner Conditions

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One of the primary functions of millimeter-waveautomotive radar is collision avoidance. This application istypically realized in line-of-sight conditions. However, it does notperform well in situations, when another car suddenly come intoview around the corner of a building. Hence, this paper proposesa radar scheme with a reflector, enabling the detection of anoncoming car in blind corner conditions. First, our ray tracingmodelling results demonstrate the difficulties of straightforwardnon-line-of-sight radar application in such a scenario. Then thepaper considers the installation of a planar reflector, which shouldsolve the issue. This is verified with real-world measurements.The results also indicate that the detection performance issensitive to the around-the-corner car position and orientationof the reflector. Specifically, +/-10 degree deviation varies thesignal-to-noise ratio of more than 20 dB. Thus, the location anddirection of the reflector should be adopted individually for theparticular deployment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3712-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN (Print)2164-3342


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Period1/01/00 → …

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