Intelligent Functionality Manipulation Mechanism for Automotive Radar

Carrie Smith (Seattle University)
Tyler Sypherd (Arizona State University)

This paper addresses our expectation that millimeter wave automotive radar will create undesirable interference with sensitive radar enabled facilities such as radio astronomy telescopes and military centers. Using several methods, we derived general usage zones of the automotive radar that illustrate certain actions that need to be taken by the vehicular system in order to protect the integrity of a millimeter wave enabled facility. Thus, we propose a solution considering geographical surroundings and atmospheric conditions, in which we propose that control of the output power of the transmitting antenna of the radar is adjusted based on such predefined zones.