Experimental results of a K-band SAR system for automotive applications

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Gromek, Damian; Stasiak, Krzysztof; Samczyński, Piotr (Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland & XY-Sensing Ltd., Warsaw, Poland)
Radecki, Krzysztof (Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland)

This paper presents the concept and preliminary results of SAR imaging using a small and compact K-band radar for automotive applications. Nowadays, rapid growth of highly automated and autonomous self-driving cars can be observed. This raises the requirements for new systems that support manoeuvring, parking assistance, trajectory planning, monitoring close field areas, and many more. This has also provided the inspiration for the authors to develop and test SAR imaging for automotive applications. The paper presents a radar system equipped with a real-time processing platform based on a portable graphics processing unit which provides immediate imaging results from a radar sensor. The presented solution may be used to control objects on route to a destination, or in parking zones. To prove the concept, the measurements of real SAR data collected by the radar mounted on a car platform are presented.