RCS modeling and measurements for automotive radar applications in the W band


BEL KAMEL Emna1,2, PEDEN Alain1,2, PAJUSCO Patrice1,2

Type de document

Communication dans une conférence avec acte


EUCAP 2017 : 11th European conference on antennas and propagation, 19-24 march 2017, Paris, France, 2017, pp. 2445-2449




This paper describes a reliable methodology for radar cross section (RCS) measurement of complex small and large targets in the W band. The backscattering behavior of a small car model was measured in an anechoic chamber along with various automotive related targets in a wide gymnasium. Experimental performance in the anechoic chamber is compared to the simulation results. Our simulation model is based on deterministic scattering centers, determined by high frequency approaches, like the physical optics (PO) and the physical theory of diffraction (PTD). Nevertheless, simulations of realistic large objects are both time consuming and difficult to implement. The proposed measurement configuration enables the extraction of non-predetermined scattering points for large object modeling which will significantly decrease the simulation time for road scenarios in radar applications.


1 : MO(TB) - Dépt. Micro-Ondes (Institut Mines-Télécom-Télécom Bretagne-UEB)
2 : Lab-STICC(TB) - Laboratoire en sciences et technologies de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance (UMR CNRS 6285 - Télécom Bretagne - Université de Bretagne Occidentale - Université de Bretagne Sud - ENSTA Bretagne - Ecole Nationale d'ingénieurs de Brest)

Mots clés

Millimeter wave, Measurement, RCS



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