Wu, Huaming; Zwick, Thomas (Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik, Engesserstr. 5, Gebäude 30.10 (NTI), 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)
In this paper a new concept for a radar based parking lot detection system is presented. The synthetic aperture radar algorithm together with a special motion compensation algorithm are implemented in a MATLAB simulator for verification of the overall system. A detailed model for any motion of the vehicle is discussed and the influence of different deviations of the vehicle motion from a straight line are discussed. The simulation results demonstrate that the motion compensation algorithm together with a standard lowcost accelerometer can yield very useful images of typical parking scenes.