M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics introduces the 24 GHz ultra wide band (UWB) radar sensors for driver-assistance systems. M/A-COM’s 24 GHz short-range radar sensor is a highly-integrated "smart sensor designed to improve safety and comfort functions in automotive applications by providing object detection and tracking to further support drivers. M/A-COM’s 24 GHz UWB radar sensors are designed to resist inclement weather and harsh environmental conditions more than other sensing technologies, such as infrared devices. M/A-COM’s advanced 24 GHz short-range radar sensors were developed using the latest UWB technology, enabling the system to measure objects that are located within centimeters of the sensor. In comparison with narrow-band sensors, short-range sensors can detect and distinguish between objects as close as 15 centimeters from each other.