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NEW – IWPC Tutorial

Automotive Radar & RF Sensor Technology,
& Practices

System, Device, Material and Packaging

September 19, 2006  

10:00 AM- 5:00 PM 

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286

Organized by the International Wireless Industry  Consortium


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9:00 AM


10:00 AM

1.     Introduction/motivation, 55 minutes (AH)

  • Accident statistics: improved road traffic safety required

  • Innovative vehicle applications field:
    Advanced driver assistance and active safety systems

  • Key requirements for the sensing systems

  • Sensing technologies to be considered:
    radar, lidar, visible light camera, FIR camera, NIR camera, 3D camera

  • Important trend: data fusion

2.     Radar concepts, 50 minutes (AH)

  • General introduction on how radars work 

  • Overview on pulse / pulse Doppler / FMCW / pseudo noise coded radars
    including signal processing

3.     Angle measurement 15 (AH)

  • Beam steering: Mechanical, electrical, amplitude monopulse, DBF

  • Angle measurement techniques including signal processing:
    Triangulation, multilateration, beam steering, beam switching, monopulse techniques.

  • Network processing: Triangulation, multilateration, phase monopulse

  • Phased array

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

4.     International frequency regulation issues, 25 minutes (AH)

  • Frequency bands of interest

    • Ka band: 24 GHz ISM regulations

    • Ka band: 24 GHz UWB regulations

    • W band: 76-77 GHz regulation

    • W band: 77-81 GHz regulation

  • Frequency regulation US / Europe /Japan 

5.    Practical examples (including characteristics), 55 minutes (AH)

  • Long range radars at 77 GHz

  • Short range radars

    • W band short range radars

    • Ka band UWB radars

    • Ka band ISM radars

  • Perspective: High resolution imaging radar

6.     RF Realization and Technology Challenges, 25 minutes (MS)

  • Available MMIC chipsets and limitations 

  • Mounting & Packaging Technologies

2:45 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM

7.     Antenna Technology and Practical Considerations, 50 minutes (MS) 

  • Characteristics and System implications 

  • Phased arrays 

  • Antenna switching 

  • Digital beamforming 

  • Practical Considerations

    • Alignment and Calibration issues

    • Cost drivers

8.     Technology Roadmap, 10 minutes (MS)


9.    Practical Examples, 20 minutes (MS)

  • Modules

  • Car Integration

  • Digital beamforming @ 77 GHz

  • 77 GHz SiGe MMICs

10.    Summary, 10 minutes

  • Applications and trends

  • Market & cost situation

11.    Open Discussion, 45 minutes (AH and MS)

5:30 PM



7:00 PM  


Social and Networking 

Reception & Registration


Workshop on

Driving Down Costs of
Millimeterwave Automotive Radar Sensors



Wednesday/Thursday, September 20/21, 2006


Workshop on 

Driving Down Costs of
Millimeterwave Automotive Radar Sensors

(Click here for agenda and registration) 




Dr. Alfred Hoess

Dr. Hoess studied Electrical Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen with special emphasis on high frequency technologies and signal processing. He then completed his PhD on high frequency ultrasonic imaging in Dermatology at Bochum (Germany). A large part of his work was focused on electronics and signal processing, in particular adaptive filtering and synthetic aperture focusing techniques, that are well known in radar technology.

In 1993 he became project manager for the development of a multibeam 77 GHz ACC radar including the entire signal processing chain. There he gained many practical experiences with FMCW radars. In autumn 1995 he joined the University for Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Germany (www.fh-amberg-weiden.de), where he is Professor for Electrical Engineering, System Techniques and measurement techniques, including radar sensing. In parallel, since autumn 1995, he has supported the industry in acquisition, management and technical consultancy in terms of national and international research projects.  In particular, one of his distinguished responsibilities is as  project manager for the EC project Radarnet focusing on a 77 GHz radar network. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider

Prof. Dr. Schneider received the Diploma and Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Hanover, Germany, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was with Bosch Telecom GmbH, Backnang , Germany , where he developed passive microwave components for point to point and point to multipoint radio link systems in the frequency range 3 to 28 GHz. In November 1999, he joined the Corporate Research and Advanced Development of Robert Bosch GmbH, Hildesheim , Germany . As a project and section manager of the “wireless systems group” he focused on the research and development of phased array and smart antenna concepts for automotive radar sensors at 24 and 77 GHz. From December 2005 till March 2006 Mr. Schneider was with the business unit “Automotive Electronics – Driver Assistance” in Leonberg , Germany . As a section manager he was responsible for the “RF Techniques and Mechanical Car Integration” group for automotive radar sensors. Since March 2006 he has been a full professor and head of the department “Microwave Engineering” at the University of Bremen, Germany. His current research topics are RF front end circuits, millimeter wave circuit integration (SiGe MMICs), and antenna systems at millimeter wave frequencies. Prof. Schneider is a member of IEEE, VDE, and VDI.




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Attendees will be provided with a copy of all course materials.


ALL Attendees will be asked to cover workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (lunch plus break), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


These costs will be $749. (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $189. USD


Cut-off date for reservations is September 6, 2006. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.


In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.

For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please send electronic materials (any size file) to:


sent any size email attachment to: 
[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites
IF your email system cannot send large files: 



and email to [email protected]


or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104
Warminster, PA 18974 USA



Registration or Administrative: contact  Linda Showaker, +1 215 293 9000, [email protected]


Content or Agenda: contact Gary Spedaliere,  [email protected] +1 952 985 0552
Rene Douville, +1 613 860 1258, [email protected]



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