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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    Radar
    Asphalt
    Backscattering
    Friction
    Surface scattering
    Snow
    Ice
    Water
    Polarization
    Experiments

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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