dSPACE Develops a New Test System to Validate and Calibrate Automotive Radar Sensors

dSPACE Develops a New Test System to Validate and Calibrate Automotive Radar Sensors

dSPACE, a provider of solutions and know-how to help advance innovations with software and hardware-based simulations, has expanded its range of Automotive Radar Test Systems (DARTS) and launched a solution for automatic end-of-line testing of automotive radar sensors. This new test solution was developed in cooperation with NOFFZ Technologies GmbH and helps ensure that radar-based driver assistance systems are reliable and precise.

The modern end-of-line test system will be used especially in high-volume production and is based on the compact antenna test range (CATR) method, which uses a parabolic reflector to generate a plane wavefront. This enables the calibration of sensors with a large far-field distance in a particularly compact setup. The test system therefore requires only a small footprint compared to conventional ‘direct far-field’ test systems.

In the extremely low-reflection absorber chamber, the radar sensor is calibrated with the support of the integrated radar target simulator. This is done in a predefined test sequence, during which the radar sensors are rotated around their radiation center in both the horizontal and vertical directions, using high-precision drives. The test system is therefore particularly suitable for the calibration of modern radar sensors, such as 4-D radars and imaging radars.

Click here to learn more about the End-to-End Solutions of Automotive Radar Test Systems from dSPACE.

dSPACE will be showcasing its solutions at IMS 2022 in Denver, Co from 21-23 June. Stop by their booth to learn more.

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