Combining Millimeter-Wave Radar and Communication Paradigms for Automotive Applications: A Signal Processing Approach

This project proposes to develop a conceptual mathematical model for combined paradigm of millimeter-wave communication and radar using a signal processing perspective. In particular, it will explore and investigate different possible signal frameworks for joint communication and radar paradigms, both with simultaneous or non-simultaneous applications. For these mathematical frameworks, novel algorithms will be developed targeting automotive applications. The algorithms will leverage the performance of the joint paradigm by sharing information between the radar and communications signal frameworks. These algorithms will be further optimized to meet varied performance objectives in both rural and urban areas. This would require identifying the scenarios of interest in transportation environments. A design-trade off analysis will be carried out to meet the conflicting requirements of both the signal frameworks. This project will also address the challenges unique to the combined mathematical framework such as beamforming, signal design and mutual interference. Furthermore, the performance of the combined paradigm would be compared with the individual signal frameworks of radar and communication. This will involve a detailed survey, mathematical model development and simulation of both these systems separately. The outcomes of the project are expected to dramatically improve safety for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians in all weather conditions and on all roadways.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $33000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Bhat, Chandra

    • Performing Organizations:

      Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Heath, Robert

      Bhat, Chandra

    • Start Date: 20140901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20160531
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160531
    • Source Data: 106

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01579953
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC58
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 28 2015 6:00PM