Vehicular RF Convergence: Simultaneous Radar, Communications, and PNT for Urban Air Mobility and Automotive Applications

Andrew Herschfelt, Alex Chiriyath, Daniel W. Bliss, Christ D. Richmond, Urbashi Mitra, Shannon D. Blunt

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Abstract

Modern RF environments are becoming increasingly congested. This limits the opportunities and capabilities of modern RF systems, obstructing the development and proliferation of new technologies. Novel vehicular RF technologies promise a new era of transportation capabilities, but legacy design techniques cannot adapt to the current spectral congestion. We summarize recent RF Convergence results and discuss how they mitigate spectral congestion in modern vehicular applications. We propose a joint radar, communications, positioning, navigation, and timing (JRCPNT) system architecture as a suitable candidate for future automotive applications. We present relevant performance bounds and initial experimental results to demonstrate the potential performance enhancements of such multiple-function RF systems. We define multiple-channel, multiple-user receiver (MCMUR) techniques that enable this architecture and discuss how these components cooperate to enable these performance enhancements. We summarize initial experimental results to demonstrate the viability of such multiple-function architectures in the context of urban air mobility (UAM) and other automotive applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189420
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 21 2020Sep 25 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
Volume2020-September
ISSN (Print)1097-5659

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period9/21/209/25/20

Keywords

  • automated vehicles
  • communications
  • multiple-function RF systems
  • PNT
  • radar
  • RF Convergence
  • space-time adaptive processing
  • urban air mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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