Publication Date

Spring 4-25-2019


School of Engineering and Computational Sciences


Engineering: Electrical


radar, autonomous vehicles, phased arrays, fmcw


Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering


Radar systems can be extremely useful for applications in autonomous vehicles. This paper seeks to show how radar systems function and how they can apply to improve autonomous vehicles. First, the basics of radar systems are presented to introduce the basic terminology involved with radar. Then, the topic of phased arrays is presented because of their application to autonomous vehicles. The topic of digital signal processing is also discussed because of its importance for all modern radar systems. Finally, examples of radar systems based on the presented knowledge are discussed to illustrate the effectiveness of radar systems in autonomous vehicles.