Auto-calibration of Automotive MIMO Radars Using Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping

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This paper presents a new method of automotive MIMO radar self-calibration which uses targets of opportunity embedded in road infrastructure, such as road signs and traffic lights. While conventional offline calibration of a phased array antenna requires accurate knowledge of the positions of calibration targets relative to the radar, such information is not available in a dynamic scenario. To compensate for this, we have developed an estimation procedure based on an extended Kalman filter (EKF) to address the challenge of simultaneous localisation, mapping and calibration. Numerical simulations demonstrate the possibility to decrease the sidelobes level and compensate the steering bias of a MIMO radar with the proposed method..
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Radar Conference
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87487-065-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4723-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe 18th European Radar Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20227 Apr 2022


ConferenceThe 18th European Radar Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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  • Radar
  • MIMO arrays
  • calibration
  • SLAM


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