dSPACE Automotive Radar Test Systems (DARTS), a new family of products available from dSPACE, allow radar sensors to be tested in the laboratory in clearly definable, reproducible scenarios. DARTS simulate object reflections that occur in road traffic at different distances, speeds and sizes, in real time, for development and testing in the laboratory, for end-of-line tests during production, for the homologation of a vehicle, and for the aftermarket.
All DARTS devices work according to the over-the-air principle: the real sensor is stimulated in real time during operation. DARTS receive the signal from a radar sensor, generate an internal echo, and return it to the sensor. Therefore, the radar sensor can be operated and tested exactly as in a real environment. To test the sensor in a defined way, the echoes can be manipulated.