Railroad Crossing Monitoring
A radar scanner is activated prior to each train transit and generates a picture of the area between the gates. The baseband signal is digitized with a high-speed A/D converter and a DSP system compares the data with a reference picture to detect any obstacles, humans or vehicles, in the critical area. In contrast to camera systems, radar processing will reliably detect obstacles even in bad light conditions.
Driver Assistance and Autonomous Vehicles
Radar echoes, typically in the 24 or 77 GHz band, are used to measure the clearance zone in front of a vehicle. By taking into account the current velocity, a warning is generated, the speed is automatically reduced, or even an emergency stop is induced.
This technology is also used in lane changing and parling assistants. D.Module DSP boards are used for algorithm development in test vehicles.