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May 6, 2019 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment
rentals and sales company headquartered in North County San Diego, has published
a blog post entitled, "Keeping Self-Driving Vehicles on the Road," which discusses
the technical and test requirements for the mm-wave radars and optical wavelength
Lidar systems used for precise, fast-acting sensing and processing. Sophisticated
test equipment is required for development, all of which Axiom Test Equipment can
provide on a sale or lease basis.
Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, are literally right down
the road. These electronically guided vehicles of the future will be built with
advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) hardware and software, using several different
technologies to detect and track other cars, pedestrians, and objects on the road
and steer the vehicle and its driver clear of harm. One of the key technologies
in vehicular ADAS electronic systems will be 77-GHz radars.
ADAS uses several sensor technologies, such as optical, laser-based LiDAR, and
radar sensors, to provide constant input information to a computer control system
for each vehicle. The sensors are mounted in the front and the back of the vehicle
for longer-distance monitoring and at the four corners of the vehicle, for more
short-distance monitoring. The signals from the sensors are transferred from the
sensors to a central vehicle computer via an in-vehicle wireless communications
network. The central computer is programmed to control the vehicle to take appropriate
action, such as swerve out of the way of a pedestrian in the road. The sensors being
used in ADAS equipment assume constant involvement on the part of a driver, although
many of these sensors are part of evolving electronic sensor systems which will
be part of fully autonomous, self-driving vehicles.
Although many ADAS and autonomous vehicle electronic
systems are currently being designed with both 24- and 77-GHz radar sensors for
short- and long-range coverage, respectively, eventually radar sensors operating
from 77 through 81 GHz will provide the radar coverage for self-driving vehicles.
The 24-GHz band is considered a temporary application for short-range radar, to
be discontinued as the frequency band becomes even more congested with other applications.
The 77-GHz frequency band, however, presents a real, long-term opportunity for millimeter-wave
test applications for generating and analyzing radar signals. The 77-GHz radar sensors
and systems support several safety systems within each ADAS setup, including adaptive
cruise control (ACC), blind-spot detection (BSD), forward-collision-warning (FCW),
and rear-collision-protection (RCP) systems ...
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also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus
or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from
We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network
to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly
and at a competitive price.
Axiom Test Equipment 2610 Commerce Way Vista, CA 92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600 Web: www.axiomtest.com
Posted May 15, 2019
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