Count on Design Software for Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar and Antenna System Development, Part 1

Ongoing developments in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are expanding the capabilities and affordability of vehicles that can alert and assist drivers using radar technology mostly focused over the 76-to-81 GHz spectrum. This article examines some of the challenges behind developing millimeter-wave radar systems and the antenna-array technologies that will be responsible for the next generation of smart cars and trucks. Part 1 provides an overview of ADAS systems and discusses various radar systems and architectures. Part 2 discusses multi-beam and multi-range design and examines antenna design for multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and beam-steering technologies for 5G that will be useful for automotive safety in the future.

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