London, UK / February 13, 2022 - February 18, 2022
6 days - 3 conferences - 1 Exhibtion
6 days - 3 conferences - 1 Exhibtion
European Microwave Week 2021 takes place in the historic city of London. Bringing industry and academia together, European Microwave Week 2021 is a SIX day event, including THREE cutting edge conferences, THREE Forums and ONE exciting trade and technology Exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2021 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector. It also offers you the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with those driving the future of microwave technology.
The 24th European Microwave Week combines:
• Three Major Conferences
• Three Forums
• Associated Workshops
• Tailored Courses and Seminars for industrialists, academics and researchers
• Leading International Trade Show
• Exhibitor Workshops and Seminars will be provided by several top organisations with superior expertise in Microwave, RF, Wireless or Radar
The Fraunhofer FHR will be present together with the research partners TNO, VTT and Fraunhofer IAF from 13.02. to 18.02.2022 at a joint booth with the following exhibits:
Nowadays, advanced drivers assistance systems (ADAS) utilize several sensors for perception. If camera and radar sensors are used, it is necessary to calibrate and test the orientation of both systems to each other so that they do not "look" in different directions due to an imperfect alignment. Fraunhofer FHR developed an active radar reflector with can be used together with a visual test chart by Image Engineering for alignment calibration and verification. Due to the design of the reflector, visual calibration mark and radar reflection appear under exactly the same angle. This allows for a precise alignment of the sensor systems and thus increased reliability and safety of the ADAS system.
The sensors of autonomous vehicles must be extremely reliable, because road users will no longer be paying constant attention to traffic in the future. Until now, the sensors have been tested in elaborate test drives. Thanks to the new ATRIUM test device from the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, however, these drives could be largely shifted to the laboratory in the future. This is because ATRIUM simulates an artificial scene for the radar sensor that is very close to real road traffic conditions.
You can find more information here.
Fraunhofer FHR is increasingly using additive manufacturing processes for the production of high-frequency structures. These manufacturing processes enable completely new designs in the high-frequency range that could not be produced before. At the booth, you can familiarize yourself with the advantages of using additive manufacturing processes in high-frequency technology and gain an insight into the technical parameters of the existing equipment at FHR as well as the manufactured high-frequency structures.
Although high frequencies enable the finest radar resolutions, they have been very expensive and complex until now. SiGe chip technology is now breaking this link.
Highest frequencies for finest resolution Radar sensors above 100 GHz promise resolutions that were previously reserved for laser measurement systems due to their small wavelength. The 240 GHz frequency band is particularly attractive with a free-space wavelength of 1.25 mm due to its approval-free ISM operation (2 GHz bandwidth). It promises not only range measurement with micrometer accuracy and well-focused beam, but also imaging radar scanners that achieve millimeter-resolution images through SAR processing or real-aperture scanning (in reflection or transmission). This can open up entirely new applications for millimeter-wave technology.
Imaging radar methods based on microwave signals open up new perspectives for security technology or industrial metrology. Without ionizing radiation, material-penetrating, highly accurate 2D/3D images can be generated here. On what principles is this imaging based? How is the imaging digitally implemented? Visit our booth and get an idea of the current research work in the fields of 3D SAR / MIMO imaging.
Real-time efficient implementation of high-resolution radar techniques on specialized hardware brings our technology to the application. Fraunhofer FHR develops, optimizes and adapts signal processing of different sensor systems for innovative backend structures. Control, readout and real-time evaluation of multi-channel sensor systems at high measurement rates and image resolutions are the focus of our research activities. From the server to the on the edge implementation, these are supported by us according to the requirements of the application from design to implementation. Visit our booth and get an idea of our current research activities in the areas of digitization, on the edge implementation and real-time imaging.