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
Pages (from-to)1045-1060
Number of pages16
JournalIET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
Issue number9
Early online date12 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Innovate UK Grant 104526 and is part of the Co‐existence Simulation Modelling of Radars for Self‐Driving (COSMOS) project.

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Innovate UK Grant 104526 and is part of the Co-existence Simulation Modelling of Radars for Self-Driving (COSMOS) project.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Authors. IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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