Road condition recognition using 24-GHz automotive radar

Ville Viikari, Timo Varpula, Mikko Kantanen

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Abstract

This paper studies 24-GHz automotive radar technology for detecting low-friction spots caused by water, ice, or snow on asphalt. The backscattering properties of asphalt in different conditions are studied in both laboratory and field experiments. In addition, the effect of water on the backscattering properties of asphalt is studied with a surface scattering model. The results suggest that low-friction spots could be detected with a radar by comparing backscattered signals at different polarizations. The requirements for the radar are considered, and a 24-GHz radar for road-condition recognition is found to be feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-648
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Snow
Ice
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Polarization
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Keywords

  • Radar applications
  • road vehicle radar
  • scattering

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Road condition recognition using 24-GHz automotive radar. / Viikari, Ville; Varpula, Timo; Kantanen, Mikko.

In: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2009, p. 639-648.

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