Prof. Markus Gardill


University of Würzburg, Germany

State-of-the-Art Automotive Radar System Architectures and What Else We Can Do with Them

Automotive Radar operating in the 77 GHz and 79 GHz bands is the largest market for mmWave systems. Consequently, a de-facto standard system architecture has evolved which is used by most devices on the market and under current development. Modern automotive radars are to a large extent software defined and enable adaptive selection of waveform parameters as well as dynamic utilization of RF subsystems such as transmit and receive channels. This flexibility is the key-enabler for implementing multi-purpose radar sensors, which can realize functions from adaptive cruise control down to automated parking all in one device. Together with the high-volume of automotive radars also comes a rapid cost-reduction. Consequently, they become more and more attractive for solving various other sensing challenges: something else they have originally been designed for. After reviewing the state-of-the art system architecture of automotive radar sensors, this presentation will introduce some novel ideas and applications how performance of that automotive “mass-product” can be further improved and how their flexibility allows for a widespread use, far beyond the traditional adaptive cruise control. Where: Zoom session, link will be provided after the registration. Registration:

Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020

Start Time: 11:00

End Time: 12:00

ZOOM Meeting | Electrical Eng. Building