For high-resolution scene mapping and object recognition, optical technologies such as cameras and LiDAR are the sensors of choice. However, for future vehicle autonomy and driver assistance in adverse weather conditions, improvements in automotive radar technology and the development of algorithms and machine learning for robust mapping and recognition are essential. In this study, the authors describe a methodology based on deep neural networks to recognise objects in 300 GHz radar images using the returned power data only, investigating robustness to changes in range, orientation and different receivers in a laboratory environment. As the training data is limited, they have also investigated the effects of transfer learning. As a necessary first step before road trials, they have also considered detection and classification in multiple object scenes.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering