Analysis and design of the switched-beam antenna array for automotive radar applications

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More and more vehicles equip with millimeter-wave radar systems to improve the driving safety. Usually, multiple antenna arrays are used to cover different horizontal field of view (FOV) for most models. Integration is one way to make the automotive radar system more compact and more affordable. A three-mode antenna array is designed to cover narrow (-8° to +8°), wide (-45° to +45°), and two-direction (-75° to - 45° and from +45° to +75°) FOV scenarios. The horizontal FOVs of a typical long-range radar (LRR) and short-range radar (SRR) cover from - 8° to +8°, and from - 45° to +45°, respectively. For the front-end blind side detection, the two-direction FOV covers from - 75° to - 45° and from +45° to +75°, which are often blocked by the vehicle front pillars. Thus, this system can provide a total 150° FOV coverage. Based on these FOV requirements, a switch-beam antenna array is proposed, which is based on the minimum variance distortion less response (MVDR) beamforming algorithm. The simulation demonstrates this antenna array can operate not only over the narrow, wide, and two-direction FOV scenarios, but also wide bandwidth (76 to 81 GHz).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781934142288
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2014 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2014 Aug 252014 Aug 28

Publication series

NameProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
ISSN (Print)1559-9450
ISSN (Electronic)1931-7360


OtherProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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