KT Vehicle Radar Test System

with Konrad Target Simulation Software for 24 / 76-81 GHz

The vehicle radar test system from Konrad is one tester for radar sensor RF measurements and object simulation built on National Instruments VRTS technology.

The system leverages NI‘s mmWave products with the NI PXIe-5840 Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) and NI-5692 Variable Delay Generator (VDG) to advance methods for sensor production and validation test. It also offers the ability to simulate complex automotive scenarios in the lab environment and is ready for Hardware-in-the-Loop(HIL) integration, making radar sensor testing possible in a controlled and reproducible test frame.

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Highlights [+]

  • Perform target simulation and physical measurements with one system
  • Automatically test and replay complex driving scenarios
  • Control individual target parameters such as RCS, distance, and velocity
  • Automated obstacle/scene selection and RF measurements
  • Extensible to multiple targets across chassis
  • Implement custom obstacle scenarios following NCAP standards
  • Ready interface for HIL test with Sensor Fusion
  • Plugins for various automotive BUS interfaces: CAN, Ethernet, LIN
  • Extensible LabVIEW based software
  • Extensible LabVIEW based software

ARTS Key Features

  • Frequency Range: 76 – 81 GHz at 1 GHz Bandwidth
  • Number of Obstacles: 1 – 4 per PXI chassis
  • Obstacle range: 4 – 300+ meters
  • Distance Resolution: ~ 10 cm
  • Distance Accuracy: ± 15 cm
  • Velocity: 0 to 500 km/hr (75 kHz Doppler)

ADAS Radar Test Expertise
We have the know how to support Validation and Verification across the Product Life Cycle, for the different industries related to ADAS (Sensor Designers/Makers Contract Manufacturer “CM” Car Makers)

 

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miles tested in a lab environment
Frequency Range GHz
Obstacle Distance Range (meters)

Konrad Target Simulation Software (TSS) for 24 / 76-81 GHz

Emulate Driving Scenarios In Real Time

With the Konrad Target Simulation Software (KT-TSS), users are able to validate backend sensor algorithms. This can range from checking the behavior of simple Adaptive Cruise Control functions to verifying that emergency situations are handled appropriately. Konrad Technologies can draw upon a vast background of experience in order to support custom applications.

The software makes testing complex driving scenarios easy with the simple graphical editor. Users can draw their desired scenario and edit individual parameters such as RCS or speed via the property view. The scenarios can then be replayed or saved to disk for later retrieval.

Software Features

  • Simulate driving scenarios in the lab environment
  • Customizable graphical user interfaces
  • Work in a controlled and reproducible test frame
  • Configure and vary target parameters (RCS, distance,velocity) during a scenario
  • Synchronize different test system types like radar, camera,GNSS and lidar to perform Sensor Fusion style testing
  • Quickly switch between target generation and sensor characterization
  • Plug-ins to receive target parameters through various interfaces like CAN, ethernet, LIN, etc. for headless operation
  • Scalable and highly extensible solution available in multiple variations

With the PXI Vector Signal Transceiver, the combination of the industry’s widest bandwidth and low latency software has allowed us to discover our automotive radar sensors as never before.

Customer Testimony

The Konrad Automotive Radar Test System greatly expands test vectors and reproducibility for both sensor suppliers and car manufacturers allowing them to understand automotive radar sensors like never before.

Jamie Smith, Business and Technology Director at National Instruments

Radar Production Test System

The Konrad ARTS addresses the test and measurement requirements of 76- 81  GHz down to 24 GHz automotive radars in R&D and production environments.  It is adequate for module and system characterization as well as on-vehicle verification.

Features

  • Performs target simulation and RF measurements for sensor performance verification
  • Multiple target scenarios (distance, velocity, size and angle of arrival)
  • Enables sensor self-calibration and diagnostics for blind detection, self-alignment error management etc.
  • 24GHz, 76-77GHz and 77-82GHz high bandwidth Models.
  • Multi-sensor data fusion.
  • In circuit test of the Radar PCB and basic electronic PCB
  • Increased overall test coverage for quality assurance
  • Upgradable and high test accuracy
  • Functional test of basic electronic PCB
  • Radar functional test including noise floor estimation of subassembly
  • EOL programming and safe launch -startup test
  • Provides a pass/fail determination on finished PCBs thus improving efficiency
  • Reusability system design

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