Forward Collision Vehicular RADAR with IEEE 802.11

01 Jul 2016
The majority of automotive radar deployed in vehicles operates at the millimeter wave (mmWave) band. These devices, however, are susceptible to multiple security risks such as spoofing, which has severe implications for vehicular functions such as forward collision detection and avoidance. The project by Prof. Robert Heath Jr., former UT Research Scientist Dr. Bob Daniels, and student Enoch Yeh introduces a concept for enabling radar functions on traditional IEEE 802.11 devices, creating a joint framework for radar and communications. It involves designing and optimizing algorithms for single and multiple target tracking via active monostatic radar using a limited amount of spectrum specified by the IEEE 802.11 standard. In addition, it includes prototyping an IEEE 802.11 radar framework using specialized radio frequency equipment. Results are verified through simulation and in-the-field prototype testing.
This research was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Tier 1 University Transportation Center. This work was also sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation under Project 0-6877 entitled “Communications and Radar-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (CAR-STOP)."