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Forward-looking automotive radar sensor
Author(s): Paul Ganci; Steven Potts; Frank Okurowski
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Paper Abstract

For intelligent cruise control (ICC) and forward looking collision warning systems to be successful products they must provide robust performance in a complex roadway environment. Inconveniences caused by dropped tracks and nuisance alarms will not be tolerated by consumers, and would likely result in rejection of these new technologies in the marketplace. The authors report on a low-cost automotive millimeter wave (MMW) radar design which addresses shortcomings associated with previously reported ICC system implementations. The importance of the sensor's ability to identify and separately track all obstacles in the field of view is discussed. The applicability of the MMW's FM-CW sensor implementation to collision warning systems is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2592, Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228921
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Paul Ganci, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Steven Potts, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Frank Okurowski, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2592:
Collision Avoidance and Automated Traffic Management Sensors
Alan C. Chachich; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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