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Software Updates Improve Signal Fidelity when Simulating Dynamic Radar Targets

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At the European Microwave Week (EuMW) (Berlin, September 17-22, 2023), dSPACE will show how software updates make radar target simulators more accurate and powerful so that radar sensors and applications can be reliably tested in development, production, quality assurance, and maintenance.

The increasing performance of the latest generation of radar equipment results in growing requirements for testing. With a range of new software functions, dSPACE makes it possible to meet these test requirements. This applies to both new DARTS radar target simulators and existing equipment – a clear demonstration of the importance dSPACE places on the security of your investment in DARTS radar target simulators.

The new functions can be seen in action at EuMW in the Radar Test Bench Compact 3D and in several demonstrations of individual DARTS.The new functions can be seen in action at EuMW in the Radar Test Bench Compact 3D and in several demonstrations of individual DARTS.

The software updates will primarily improve the fidelity of dynamically moving radar targets. This is important because newer radars can, for example, detect the speed of a radar target with much higher accuracy by evaluating a combination of different properties of the radar target. Inter-frame switching, for example, ensures that the signal integrity of all radar frames is maintained even for high-accuracy radar sensors in highly dynamic scenarios.

"We make the new functions available free of charge as part of our continuous product maintenance with our regular firmware releases, thus protecting investments and also ensuring that systems already installed in the field keep getting better," explains Dr. Alexander Trapp, Product Manager Radar Solutions at dSPACE.

The new functions can be seen in action at EuMW in the Radar Test Bench Compact 3D and in several demonstrations of individual DARTS. The fully operational exhibit (Booth 321A) simulates highly dynamic scenarios for a state-of-the-art 4D digital imaging radar.

About dSPACE

dSPACE is a leading provider of simulation and validation solutions worldwide for developing networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. The company's range of end-to-end solutions are used particularly by automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to test the software and hardware components in their new vehicles long before a new model is allowed on the road. Not only is dSPACE a sought-after partner in vehicle development, engineers also rely on our know-how at dSPACE when it comes to aerospace and industrial automation. Our portfolio ranges from end-to-end solutions for simulation and validation to engineering and consulting services as well as training and support. With more than 2,400 employees worldwide, dSPACE is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany; has three project centers in Germany; and serves customers through its regional companies in the USA, the UK, France, Japan, China, Croatia, Korea, and India.

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