The indoor test facility of the THI research building CARISSMA offers a realistic weather simulation system for testing camera, radar and laser sensors for vehicles. Environmental conditions can be simulated as deliberate interferences and their effects can be examined.
Environment sensors represent the technological basis of innovative systems for vehicle safety and autonomous driving. Especially with regard to accident avoidance, the correct and trouble-free detection of the immediate vehicle environment is essential for safe vehicle operation. The indoor test facility of the CARISSMA research building offers a realistic weather simulation system for testing these vehicle safety functions and the environment sensors. Various environmental conditions can thus be reproduced as deliberate disturbing influences. Within this research project test and modelling methods are developed.
Due to the high complexity of the physical measuring principles of the sensors under various environmental conditions, the cooperation with the Brazilian partners UFPR and Lactec is appropriate, who bring complementary, basic research-oriented know-how into the project. The first Brazilian double-degree student of UFPR is dedicated to the current project within the scope of a one-year exchange at the THI. The experimental facilities of CARISSMA offer him a wide range of application possibilities for the completion of his master thesis.