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Vehicle radar test system

Engineers can use NI’s (Austin, TX) vehicle radar test system (VRTS) to test 76-81 GHz radar technology from the R&D lab through high-volume production test and from individual radar sensors to integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The VRTS combines NI’s mmWave front-end technology, a PXI vector signal transceiver (VST) and application-specific software. The VRTS integrates a 76-81 GHz vector signal generator/analyzer designed for dynamic obstacle generation and comprehensive RF characteristic measurements. Using a more comprehensive approach to radar test that includes both traditional and hardware-in-the-loop test techniques, engineers can deliver more robust autonomous driving technology to comply with evolving regulatory requirements. Key VRTS attributes include the ability to simulate Doppler effect velocity of up to 250 kph (155.3 mph), minimum obstacle range of 4 m (13 ft), object distance resolution down to 10 cm (4 in), support for multiple angles of arrival and variable radar cross sections. The VRTS is available through select NI Alliance Partners who provide advanced system integration and support. 

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