School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
radar, autonomous vehicles, phased arrays, fmcw
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering
Rummel, Kameron, "The Fundamentals of Radar with Applications to Autonomous Vehicles" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 856.
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.