Articles | Volume 8
30 Sep 2010
 | 30 Sep 2010

Automotive radar – investigation of mutual interference mechanisms

M. Goppelt, H.-L. Blöcher, and W. Menzel

Abstract. In the past mutual interference between automotive radar sensors has not been regarded as a major problem. With an increasing number of such systems, however, this topic is receiving more and more attention. The investigation of mutual interference and countermeasures is therefore one topic of the joint project "Radar on Chip for Cars" (RoCC) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). RoCC's goal is to pave the way for the development of high-performance, low-cost 79 GHz radar sensors based on Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs).

This paper will present some generic interference scenarios and report on the current status of the analysis of interference mechanisms.