End of Line (EoL) Automotive Radar Testing and Easy Validation

Ensures automated pass/fail automotive radar validation for quality control and performance compliance, thus enabling easy user operation

Production-Ready Automotive Radar Test System is a high-resolution test solution developed by Controlar for End of Line (EoL) test and validation of automotive radars. It ensures automated pass/fail automotive radar validation for quality control and performance compliance. Based on a smart and modular concept, this high-quality test solution allows easy operation and product positioning by the user.
The R&S AREG800A automotive radar echo generator is an innovative and versatile solution for testing automotive radar sensors. Thanks to its flexible and scalable concept, together with a variety of available frontends, the solution fulfils the test requirements of the most advanced radar echo generation applications. As part of PARTS, the R&S AREG800A is configured with its RF performance-optimised mmWave frontends.
The key features of PARTS are:
• (Over-the-Air) testing performed on a shielded/anechoic environment
• Multiple artificial object simulation with control of specific parameters (Object size, distance, radial velocity, etc.)
• Simultaneous characterisation of the radar antenna’s radiation diagram
• Robust connectors and modular fixturing for dozens of thousands of mating cycles
• Suitable for multimode radars (long-range, medium-range and short-range Radars)
The key features of the R&S AREG800A are:
• Generation of multiple dynamic artificial objects with individual distance, object size, radial velocity and angular direction
• Fully harmonised with traditional mmW frontends and the innovative R&S QAT100 Advanced Antenna Array frontend for advanced tests in all automotive radar bands
• Future proof with instantaneous RF bandwidths of up to 4 GHz
• Incomparable versatility. All applications from pre-development, over validation until mass production can be covered
PARTS is specifically suited for the automotive industry for the functional testing of radar components, with the possibility to be integrated into automated factory production lines. The R&S AREG800A perfectly addresses the industry’s need for reliable and reproducible testing of the most modern automotive radar sensors.
A live demonstration of PARTS with the integration of R&S AREG800A will be exhibited at Controlar’s booth at the productronica 2021, which will take place in Munich, Germany from November 16-19.