Environmental sensing using millimeter wave sensor for extreme conditions

Shakeel Muhammad, Daniele Nardi, Kazunori Ohno, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to investigate rotational millimeter wave sensor for autonomous navigation in extreme environmental and weather conditions. The proposed research describes the development and deployment of efficient millimeter wave radar system for mobile robotics as a primary range sensor to allow for localization and mapping. In fact, in highly demanding weather conditions, conventional sensors for outdoor navigation, like ultrasound, lasers and optical sensors have known limitations, that may be at least overcome using the Millimeter Wave Radars. Specifically, our contribution focuses on the extraction of range and velocity information from the data collected by rotating the antennas of a millimeter wave radar at different speed profiles: 360° rps, 180° rps and 36° rps. Experimental validation was performed in foggy conditions to test the robustness of the proposed sensor in a realistic scenario, showing that distances can be acquired in the range of 1 to 40m, at a suitable rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSSRR 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 29
EventIEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2015 - West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 182015 Oct 20

Publication series

NameSSRR 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette
Period15/10/1815/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety Research

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