Automotive radar interference study for different radar waveform types

Utku Kumbul*, Faruk Uysal, Cicero S. Vaucher, Alexander Yarovoy

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Mutual interference between different radar waveforms used in automotive radar applications is studied. The existing interference analysis is extended to a generalised radar-to-radar interference equation that covers most of the common interference scenarios for automotive radar systems. The outcome of the generalised equation is demonstrated for a number of typical scenarios where radars with different continuously transmitting waveforms are involved. The proposed equation can be used to characterise the received interference and its features by analysing the instantaneous beat frequency of the victim radar. Moreover, an interference analysis of phase-coded frequency-modulated continuous waveforms is performed and demonstrated experimentally by using real-time automotive radars for the first time in the literature. The experimental results corroborate the interference analysis of different waveforms and validate the proposed generalised interference equation under various conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-577
Number of pages14
JournalIET Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Volume16 (2022)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • automotive radar
  • phase coding
  • radar interference
  • waveform analysis


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