The Automotive Forum

Innovations and Trends for Automotive Radar Frontends and Imaging Radars

Monday 18th September 2023
09:00 – 18:20
Room: Alpha 5

Chair: Benjamin Nuss (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Co-Chairs: Martin Kunert (Bosch, Germany), Frank Gruson (ZF, Germany), Kostas Doris (NXP, Netherlands)

Following applications like keyless entry and tire pressure monitoring systems, mobile communications and recently automotive radar made microwave technologies a strong pillar inside the automotive world.

The first 77 GHz automotive radar sensors entered the European market in 1999. In 2019, the European Microwave Association (EuMA) for the first time organized the Automotive Forum to provide an open platform for industrial experts to discuss technical aspects, concepts and radar architectures as well as market issues in the area of microwaves in the automotive industry.

The forum consists of a good mix of technical presentations and discussions as well as networking time. This year’s event will focus on the following topics:

  1. Innovations and new trends in antenna and chip design
  2. Perception requirements and enhancements of imaging radars
  3. Resolution challenges and novel concepts of imaging radars
  4. Radar testing & verification and future market & concept outlook

The forum is mainly devoted to technical experts from automotive industry throughout the whole supply chain. Keynote speakers will present their views on special technical solutions as well as regulatory or strategic issues. Early registration is recommended.

Session 1: Innovations and New Trends in Antenna and Chip Design
Chair: Benjamin Nuss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

09:00 – 09:25 Integrated Waveguide-in-Radome Antenna Concept for Automotive Radar Applications
Alejandro Garcia-Tejero, Fernando Rodriguez Varela, Jan Feike, Francesco Merli, Huber+Suhner, Switzerland
09:25 – 09:50 Multi-Layer Waveguide Technology – A New Solution for Automotive Radar Antennas
Abbas Voosogh, Stefan Carlsson, Carlo Bencivenni, Gapwaves, Sweden
09:50 – 10:15 Innovative Architecture for High Performance Low Cost Radar Frontends
Simona Bruni, Aline Friedrich, Marta Arias Campo, Markus Krengel, Oliver Litschke, Matthias Geissler, IMST, Germany
10:15 – 10:40 Enabling Silicon Technologies for Automotive Radar Trends and Requirements
Farzad Inanlou, GlobalFoundries, USA
10:40 – 11:20 Coffee Break

Session 2: Imaging Radar – Perception Requirements and Enhancements
Chair: Kostas Doris, NXP, The Netherlands

11:20 – 11:45 Imaging Radar Focused on L4/L5 Applications
Frank Gruson, ZF, Germany
11:45 – 12:10 Automotive Radar for Autonomous Driving: Signal Processing Meets Deep Learning
Shunqiao Sun, University of Alabama, USA
12:10 – 12:35 A Novel Perception Framework Based on the New Generation of Automotive Imaging Radar
Gang Li, Xuyang Li, Sinpro, China
12:35 – 13:00 System-level Design for Enhanced Radar Performance
Marta Martínez-Vázquez, Stephan Renner, Renesas Electronics Europe, Germany | Ashish Lachhwani, Alok Prakash Joshi, Steradian Semiconductors, India | Takuya Takizawa, Reiji Yoshida, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan
13:00 – 14:20 Lunch

Session 3: Imaging Radar – Resolution Challenges and Novel Concepts
Chair: Frank Gruson, ZF, Germany

14:20 – 14:45 Radar Detection-based Point Cloud Imaging
Jonathan Wache, Mohamed Nour Mejdoub, Andreas Loeffler, Christoph Brand, Continental, Germany
14:45 – 15:10 Uncovering Hidden Information in Radar Point Cloud Data Through Super-Resolution Techniques
Noam Arkind, Arbe, Israel
15:10 – 15:35 Sparse Array Approach to Imaging Radar and Comparison with a Quasi Massive MIMO Technique
Ryan Wu, NXP, USA
15:35 – 16:00 Coherent Radar Networks for Automotive Applications
Marcel Hoffmann, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
16:00 – 16:40 Coffee Break

Session 4: Radar Testing & Verification and Future Market & Concept Outlook
Chair: Martin Kunert, Bosch, Germany

16:40 – 17:05 Automotive Radar V&V-Testing by Over-the-Air Scene Generation
Erick Gonzalez Rodriguez, Marian Keck, Tobby Brandt, Heiko Mayer, Bence Erdei, Robert Erhart, Markus Oenning, Martin Holder, Jürgen Hildebrandt, Armin Himmelstoß, Bosch, Germany
17:05 – 17:30 SIL, HIL, OTA – Confidence in Test Results
Andreas Himmler, dSpace, Germany
17:30 – 17:55 Advances in Automotive Radar Beyond 76–81 GHz
Holger Gryska, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany
17:55 – 18:20 Automotive Radar Technology and Market Overview
Cédric Malaquin, Yole Développement, France

The Automotive Forum also includes a networking dinner which takes place on Monday, 18th September 2023, 19:30 – 23:30, at the SAGE Restaurant in Berlin. The cost is free to registered Automotive Forum delegates. Please bring your badge to gain admission. Busses from hub27 will be provided and include a guided city tour of Berlin. The meeting point for the busses is at 18:30 in front of hub27. The buses will leave no later than 18:45. Join us for this unique event including a 3-course dinner to give you the chance to network and discuss the issues raised throughout the Forum in an informal setting.



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