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Radar system on a large autonomous vehicle for personnel avoidance
Author(s): Jerry Silvious; Ron Wellman; Dave Tahmoush; John Clark
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Paper Abstract

The US Army Research Laboratory designed, developed and tested a novel switched beam radar system operating at 76 GHz for use in a large autonomous vehicle to detect and identify roadway obstructions including slowly-moving personnel. This paper discusses the performance requirements for the system to operate in an early collision avoidance mode to a range of 150 meters and at speeds of over 20 m/s. We report the measured capabilities of the system to operate in these modes under various conditions, such as rural and urban environments, and on various terrains, such as asphalt and grass. Finally, we discuss the range-Doppler map processing capabilities that were developed to correct for platform motion and identify roadway vehicles and personnel moving at 1 m/s or more along the path of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7669, Radar Sensor Technology XIV, 766905 (26 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850420
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry Silvious, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ron Wellman, General Technical Services (United States)
Dave Tahmoush, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
John Clark, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7669:
Radar Sensor Technology XIV
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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