Mi-RAYS: Multi-mode high-resolution automotive radar with dense analog to information converter arra

pHigh resolution mm-wave automotive radars transform cars into securely connected self-driving robots capable for cognitive perception of the environment, able to process information and act autonomously. This requires concepts that achieve much higher resolution, have smaller size, and create more information, compared to today’s state of art 77 GHz radars. A paradigm shift is required moving to smaller mm-wave wavelengths to enable new ranging and sensing concepts. In this project, NXP and TU/e will develop novel 140 GHz radar antenna and frontend IC technology to achieve ultra-high range, angular and velocity resolution. This will enable high quality imaging radar, localization, mapping, and enhanced object classification capabilities. The specific objectives of this project are: to overcome radar system size limitations of today’s 77 GHz sensors; to exploit heterogeneous and co-functional integration concepts in the front-ends such as dual 77 / 140 GHz waveguide launchers that greatly enrich and simplify the radar system; to design breakthrough performance building blocks such as transmitters with arbitrary waveform modulators that support orthogonality for very dense antenna arrays; to develop analog-to-information converters overcoming data rate explosion due to massive bandwidth and array sizes./p


Projectnummer PPS-toeslag Onderzoek en Innovatie_2021_349
Rijksbijdrage € 453.000,00
Jaar 2021
Subsidieregeling PPS-toeslag Onderzoek en Innovatie
Partners NXP B.V.
Aanvrager Technische Universiteit Eindhoven