WaveFarer® is a high fidelity radar simulator that accounts for multipath and scattering from structures and vehicles in the immediate environment of a radar system as well as key atmospheric and scattering effects for frequencies up to and beyond 100 GHz. Applications include simulation of automotive drive scenarios, indoor sensors, and far field radar cross section (RCS).
WaveFarer is designed to support all applications relevant for simulation and analysis of a radar system. For automotive radar, this includes evaluating radar sensor placement and target returns within a simulated drive scenario environment. For surveillance radar applications, this includes analysis of target radar cross section (RCS) and the impact of materials on results. For a variety of other radar and sensor applications, WaveFarer can be used to determine how the placement of a sensor and the presence of various nearby structures might affect the radar returns.
WaveFarer’s features enable fast and accurate analysis of scenarios with radars in close proximity to structures, targets, and other features in a simulated environment. Key features include the following:
Near-field propagation methodCalculate scattering off target surfaces, including multi-path interactions with ground reflections, using ray-tracing algorithms and physics-based calculations.