Marlene HarterProfessor Marlene Harter began her academic career in 2001 by studying electrical engineering and information technology (Dipl.-Ing.) at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). In 2014, she completed her doctorate in the field of three-dimensional radar imaging at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with Siemens AG. Afterwards, Marlene Harter worked at Robert Bosch GmbH in the field of radar-based driver assistance systems, where she was project manager for the radar hardware development. In 2018, Marlene Harter was appointed to the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, Germany, where she represents the areas of high-frequency engineering and electronics.
Heading towards autonomous driving: status and trends of automotive radar
Today, automotive radar is one of the leading technologies for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) due to its unique ability to operate independently of weather and light conditions. Millions of cars have already been equipped with radar sensors, helping to increase the drivers’ comfort and safety. Heading toward autonomous driving (AD) requires robust and highly accurate environment sensing. For this purpose, the potential of radar for 4D imaging and the use of radar networks will be further explored, which requires testing and simulation of the entire ADAS/AD system under “real” environmental conditions already in an early stage of development.