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Short-range radar

79-GHz sensor with optional CAN FD interface

Published 2018-02-06

The T-79 CMOS radar sensor by Ainstein (USA) implements radar signal processing algorithms. It enables a 360° detection, when multiple units are configured on the vehicle.

The T-79 short-range radar sensor (Photo: Ainstein)

The short-range radar sensor is built on RF-CMOS technology allowing for low-power consumption and low unit cost, stated the provider. Its high-spatial resolution supports the detection of cyclists or pedestrians in front and on the side of the vehicle, enabling warning or assist brake functions. The blind spot monitoring (BSD) function observes the adjacent lane, helping to avoid lane change collisions with traffic at approximately the same velocity. The lane change assistance (LCA) function, which observes the adjacent lane in the area behind the host vehicle, helps to avoid lane change collisions with approaching traffic. The rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) function observes the area behind the vehicle, helping to avoid collisions with traffic when driving in reverse.

Compared to existing automotive radars on the market, the launched radar sensor offers one of the highest resolution, faster update rates, and is about one third smaller, said the manufacturer. Additionally, it features an optional CAN FD interface. The product is customizable. Ainstein can deliver custom solutions including custom radar specifications, data output options such as point cloud data or raw detection data, and custom data formats to allow for low-level sensor fusion with complementary sensors. With the 77-GHz long-range radar (Kanza-77) and the T-7, the company’s portfolio offers a complete range of next generation automotive radar products.