FMCW radar2radar Interference Detection with a Recurrent Neural Network

Julian Hille, Daniel Auge, Cyprian Grassmann, Alois Knoll

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FMCW radar sensors receive target reflections from the environmental surrounding at frequencies around 77 GHz. The increasing number of sensors on the road operating in this frequency range leads to a higher likelihood of unfavorable radar-to-radar interference. Consequences can be the appearance of artificial targets or the degradation of the noise spectrum, where targets with a small RCS might disappear. We use a Neural Network-based outlier detection method to identify corrupted samples in the time domain signal after the ADC. The architecture consists of a recurrent Neural Network with Long-Short-Term-Memory cells to extract the temporal information. The small network and the stream processing make it suitable for embedded devices. The semi-supervised trained network can detect various interference patterns with reduced training effort. We evaluate the system in a complete pipeline with zeroing mitigation on simulated randomized FMCW data. The method increases the Signal-to-Noise-Ratio ratio by up to 30 dB in the presence of interference and increases the overall system performance and reliability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2022 - New York City, United States
Duration: 21 Mar 202225 Mar 2022


  • FMCW
  • Interference
  • LSTM
  • Neural Network
  • Semi-Supervised


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