Phenomenology of automotive radar interference

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Mutual interference in automotive radar is expected to become a major issue owing to the rapid increase in the number of vehicles on the road equipped with radar. The phenomenology of interference in frequency modulated continuous wave radar is presented. Interference is empirically analysed at every signal processing stage in the victim radar by means of experimentally verified simulation modelling. Knowledge of how interference manifests in different domains provides a useful tool to develop algorithms for interference detection, mitigation and/or avoidance. The receiver's filter response is analysed to minimise the interference duration and increase the effectiveness of time-domain mitigation techniques. A innovative method of interference parameter extraction by using spectrograms is also introduced.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
Early online date12 May 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 May 2021


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