The Konrad automotive radar test system (ARTS) is designed to provide advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) test capabilities by combining the National Instruments (NI) vehicle radar test system (VRTS) with target simulation software (TSS) by Konrad Technologies. The TSS enables users to simulate, test, and analyze complex automotive radar scenarios in a virtual environment, dramatically reducing test time and time to market for autonomous vehicles, according to the company.
The Konrad TSS for radar sensors is designed for short- and long-range radar sensors and leverages the NI VRTS, which consists of millimeter-wave front-end technology, a vector signal transceiver (VST), and NI-5692 variable delay generator (VDG). The system is designed to test the 24GHz/76-81 GHz radar band with 1 GHz of real-time bandwidth.
The Konrad ARTS is a customizable and configurable radar test system. Users can validate back-end sensor algorithms and increase the realism of radar testing by confronting the sensor with multiple versions of real-world scenarios. The system can be deployed for RF measurement-based and object simulation test methodologies to meet exact production, validation, or HIL test specification needs. It combines radar test measurements and custom object scenarios, including NCAP scenarios, for radar sensor functional verification in one system.
Users can test critical safety systems in the lab with the aforementioned Konrad ARTS. Based on this collaborative software and hardware test system, ADAS technologies and control systems can be tested in a SIL (software-in-the-loop), HIL (hardware-in-the-loop), or DIL (driver-in-the-loop) fashion. Testing can be conducted in real time and supports a broad range of applications.
Also announced by Konrad is ADAS IIT, a one-stop automotive test solution formed by it along with National Instruments, SET GmbH, S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH, and measX GmbH & Co. KG. ADAS IIT - Innovation in Test leverages the partners’ expertise in the fields of ADAS, sensor fusion, HIL, V2X communication, GNSS simulation, and data management to provide a one-stop solution for fully autonomous vehicle test.
The ADAS IIT group claims to be the first to present an all-inclusive sensor fusion testing capability on a single platform.