Chief among these are:
- Cavity resonances within metal enclosures
- Coupling between transmit and receive antennas
- Reflections cause by adjacent metal structure on the vehicle
- Focus of the antenna pattern
Resolution of these problems can be a complex task that may include circuit and antenna layout, enclosure design compromises, range and pattern concessions and placement within the vehicle. A sensible solution is the selection of high frequency radar absorbing materials suitable for the automotive environment.
In addressing the needs of automotive radar designers ARC Technologies, a Hexcel Company, has drawn upon its 25 years of experience as the leading supplier of radar absorbing materials for military, aviation, marine and commercial applications to design solutions that can be technically advanced, cost effective, lightweight and durable.
Material selection is critical to the resolution of radar resonance and interference issues. The ARC research and development team of physicists, metallurgists, chemists as well as thermoplastics and material engineers has created an assortment of optimal materials which can be formulated, molded or otherwise fabricated to best suit the application.
Please contact us if you have any questions, interested in data sheets, or want advice on further selection for which is best for your application.
We offer the following products in the automotive industry:
- Radar Performance Enhancer
- Antenna Performance Enhancer
- Cable Coating
- Wire Harness
- Camera Optics
ARC Technologies a Hexcel Company, has developed a product that is now an essential part of a traffic monitoring system. This radar unit identifies and assists the traffic flow in high traffic areas. This product is placed above intersections, by traffic lights and telephone poles.