Target Identification Capability of Swept Frequency Automobile Radar

780261

02/01/1978

Event
1978 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
Theoretical and experimental results of an initial study of X-band swept frequency radar as a means of target discrimination for automotive radar are presented. A simple analytical model is used to demonstrate that the frequency dependence of radar returns from an object is related to the number and position of its scattering centers. Experimental measurements show that obstacles such as oil drums and road signs are simple targets comprised of a single scattering center while automobiles are very complex targets having a large number of interacting scattering centers. Analysis of the data indicates that X-band swept frequency radar has the ability to distinguish between simple and complex targets; however, targets posing potentially serious hazards cannot be distinguished from those which do not.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/780261
Pages
10
Citation
Funke, J., "Target Identification Capability of Swept Frequency Automobile Radar," SAE Technical Paper 780261, 1978, https://doi.org/10.4271/780261.
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Publisher
Published
Feb 1, 1978
Product Code
780261
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English