ANALYSIS OF PROBLEMS ON THE APPLICATION OF RADAR SENSORS TO AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION PREVENTION

The report describes the results of an investigation of the practicality and technical feasibility of applying radar as a sensor for automatic automotive braking systems. Radar signatures of a variety of targets are given which were obtained with a 10 GHz multiple-frequency CW radar. These targets include automobiles, trucks, corner reflectors, pedestrians, and cyclists. Effects of rainfall on radar performance are considered. An analysis of system performance as affected by road geometry is provided, as is a study of some of the considerations involved in the dynamics of vehicle stopping. A study is made of possibly hazardous radiation levels resulting from the general use of vehicular microwave radars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Telecommunication Science

    Office of Telecommunications, 325 Broadway
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • Wood, L E
    • Chandler, R A
    • Warner, B D
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 368 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-314-3-601
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 1974 12:00AM