Accelerating into the future: Detecting velocity to help mmWave sensors understand their environment


In the previous installment of this four-part series, I discussed how range helps millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors define their environment.

The second key measurement is velocity, which I previously described as “the speed at which an object is moving toward or away from the mmWave radar sensor … Because velocity enables the sensor to process whether a detected object is moving or stationary, this measurement helps the system calculate how much time it has to make a decision about an approaching object.”

Here are two videos that show how velocity can help radar sensors make accurate decisions based on a changing environment: