Technical solutions for automotive intermodulation radar for detecting vulnerable road users

Ville Viikari, Mikko Kantanen, Timo Varpula, Antti Lamminen, Ari Alastalo, Tomi Mattila, Heikki Seppä, Pekka Pursula, Jone Saebboe, Shi Cheng, Mustafa Al-Nuaimi, Paul Hallbjörner, Anders Rydberg

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Abstract

This paper presents building blocks for a proposed automotive intermodulation radar for detecting and identifying vulnerable road users (VRUs). The intermodulation radar transmits at two frequencies and it has receivers both for normal reflections and for reflections from VRUs at the intermodulation frequency. A possible radar architecture is presented and modulation techniques are discussed. Different mixing elements of radar reflectors are studied with simulations. An antenna structure enabling a wearable reflector that can be integrated into clothes is designed and characterized. The simulated and measured performance of the radar reflector is used to estimate the achievable detection range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTC Spring 2009 - IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2517-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 26 Apr 200929 Apr 2009

Publication series

SeriesIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings
Volume69
ISSN1550-2252

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2009
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period26/04/0929/04/09

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