Road surface classification by using a polarimetric coherent radar module at millimeter waves

Norbert Kees, Jurgen Detlefsen

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Abstract

In this paper we report on a prototype system, which is able to detect the road condition. A coherent polarisation-sensitive millimeterwave sensor, which measures the complete backscattering matrix (amplitude and phase) was built at 61 GHz and tested in a standard car under real traffic conditions. The deduced polarisation information was compared with reference characteristics obtained from previous measurements. For a limited number of surfaces it is shown that the type of surface layer can be reliably predicted. The information can be used to inform the driver about critical road situations, e.g. aquaplaning, snow and icy surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE National Telesystems Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages95-98
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780318706
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE National Telesystems Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 26 May 199428 May 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE National Telesystems Conference

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1994 IEEE National Telesystems Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period26/05/9428/05/94

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