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Abstract

A dedicated short range radar system is provided for use with a GPS system. The radar system includes a transmitter which transmits a microwave radio signal. A receiver is coupled to a horizontally scanning receiver antenna array which receives an echo, if present, from the radio signal transmitted by the transmitter. The radio receiver then generates an output signal representative of the echo. A control circuit then receives the output signal from the antenna array as well as the output signal from the GPS system. The control circuit then varies the mode of operation of the receiver and/or the transmitter as a function of the type of roadway for optimal radar performance.

Patent Number

9,116,242

Assignee

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, KY (US); Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US)

Application Number

13/787,092

Date Filed

3-6-2013

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

8-25-2015

Disciplines

Automotive Engineering | Engineering

Map-aware adaptive automotive RADAR

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