Virtual reality for automotive radars

Michael Ernst Gadringer, Helmut Schreiber, Andreas Gruber, Michael Vorderderfler, Dominik Amschl, Wolfgang Bösch, Steffen Metzner, Horst Pflügl, Michael Paulweber

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Car manufacturers spend quite a lot on the development of driver assistance systems and subsequently on autonomous driving functionality. To ensure the safety and reliability of these functions meet industrial standards it is necessary to verify and validate their functionality. While tests on the road are still the ultimate evidence of correct operation they are associated with huge efforts and risks. Therefore, they have to be complemented by other means like simulations and tests on specialised testbeds. For the latter the car’s sensors have to be stimulated in a way that they perceive a desired – but only virtual – environment. An important type of sensor in cars is the radar due to its various advantages. This article describes the development of a stimulator generating virtual radar targets in order to enable the testing of autonomous driving functions.
Translated title of the contributionVirtual reality for automotive radars
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-343
Number of pages9
JournalElektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


  • radar systems
  • test equipment
  • radar applications
  • radar equipment
  • radar signal processing
  • radio radio radio frequency circuit design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental


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