Error Reduction by Reflected Signals in Automotive Radar Network Systems

Hiroyuki HATANO  Masahiro FUJII  Atsushi ITO  Yu WATANABE  Yusuke YOSHIDA  Takayoshi NAKAI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.2   pp.597-605
Publication Date: 2015/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.597
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wideband Systems)
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Keyword: 
target detection,  radar network,  forward-looking radar,  multiple radars,  

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Summary: 
We focus on forward-looking radar network systems for automotive usages. By using multiple radars, the radar network systems will achieve reliable detection and wide observation area. The forward-looking systems by cameras are famous. In order to realize more reliable safety, the cameras had better be used with other sensing devices such as the radar network. In the radar network, processing of the data, which is derived from the multiple receivers, is important because the processing decides the estimation performance. In this paper, we will introduce our estimation algorithm which focuses on target existence probability and virtual receivers. The performance will be evaluated by simulated targets which are both single point model and 3D target model.