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Farm equipment collision avoidance using only homodyne radar
Author(s): Eugene F. Greneker; Jonathan L. Geisheimer; Ekkehart Otto Rausch
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Paper Abstract

GTRI is conducting research on the Safety Warning System (SWS), an off-the-shelf highway safety system that contains a 24 GHz motorist communications system and 24 GHz homodyne radar. This system is being evaluated to determine if it can reduce these types of farm equipment accidents. These research being conducted by GTRI on farm equipment accidents is part of a more comprehensive Federal Highway Administration research project being conducted on vehicular safety technology. The goal of this research, as it relates to farm equipment safety, is to determine if the SWS system can be used to warn both the approaching driver and farm equipment operator. Specifically, can the homodyne radar be used to warn the farm equipment driver of a motorist's approach and can the approaching driver equipped with an SWS receiver be warned of the farm equipment's presence in time to avoid a collision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4033, Radar Sensor Technology V, (19 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391851
Show Author Affiliations
Eugene F. Greneker, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Jonathan L. Geisheimer, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Ekkehart Otto Rausch, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4033:
Radar Sensor Technology V
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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