Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt

Ville Viikari, Timo Varpula, Mikko Kantanen

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Abstract

This paper proposes that automotive radar technology could be used to detect low friction spots due to water or ice on asphalt. The backscattering properties of dry, wet and icy asphalt are experimentally studied in laboratory conditions at two automotive radar bands at 24 GHz and at 77 GHz. Both water and ice are found to change the backscattering properties of asphalt. The experimental results suggest that water could be detected using dual-polarised 24 GHz radar. Both water and ice could be detected using dual-polarised 24 GHz radar and 77 GHz radar.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages276- 279
ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-009-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th European Radar Conference 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Oct 200831 Oct 2008

Conference

Conference5th European Radar Conference 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period30/10/0831/10/08

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Backscattering
Asphalt
Radar
Ice
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Friction

Keywords

  • radar
  • radar applications
  • road vehicle radar
  • backscattering
  • road monitoring
  • road surface

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Viikari, V., Varpula, T., & Kantanen, M. (2008). Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt. In Proceedings: 5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008 (pp. 276- 279). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers .
Viikari, Ville ; Varpula, Timo ; Kantanen, Mikko. / Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt. Proceedings: 5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2008. pp. 276- 279
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Viikari, V, Varpula, T & Kantanen, M 2008, Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt. in Proceedings: 5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 276- 279, 5th European Radar Conference 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30/10/08.

Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt. / Viikari, Ville; Varpula, Timo; Kantanen, Mikko.

Proceedings: 5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2008. p. 276- 279.

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Viikari V, Varpula T, Kantanen M. Automotive radar technology for detecting road conditions. Backscattering properties of dry, wet, and icy asphalt. In Proceedings: 5th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2008. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2008. p. 276- 279