The DARTS HBC-7066V from dSPACE is a Frequency Converter that enables radar target simulation in the V-band from 57 to 64 GHz. It is suitable for in-cabin applications in level 3 automated driving which requires monitoring of the driver and passengers in the cabin. For testing radars operating in V-band, the DARTS HBC-7066V converts the radar signal from the 60 GHz radio frequency first to an intermediate frequency that is processed by dSPACE Automotive radar target simulator (DARTS) and then converts it back to the 60 GHz radio frequency to be received by the radar under test. DARTS equipped in this way can be used in all key development phases, from chip design to sensor development to end-of-line testing. The high accuracy of DARTS supports functions such as monitoring and detection of drivers and passengers, including children in infant car seats.
The convenient over-the-air method enables validations of the entire sensor transmission channel. The DARTS HBC-7066V can be combined with different DARTS base units. such as the DARTS 9020-S which can simulate short distances of less than 1 meter or the DARTS 9040-G that supports up to 5 GHz of processing bandwidth – as required by the individual in-cabin application.