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NEW    –    International Wireless Packaging Consortium


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NEW – IWPC Tutorial

Automotive Radar & RF Sensor Technology,
& Practices

System, Device, Material and Packaging

 Stuttgart, Germany

October 18, 2004  

1:00 pm- 5:30 pm 

Millennium Hotel Stuttgart

Plieninger Strasse 100

Stuttgart, Germany  70567

Phone: 49-711-7210

Fax: 49-711-2009


Organized by the International Wireless Packaging Consortium


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1.         Introduction/motivation, 20 mins

-         Why automotive radars?

-         Environmental issues?

-         For which typical applications?

-         Key requirements for the sensors?

2.         Radar concepts, 40 mins

-         General introduction on how radars work

-         Overview on pulse / pulse Doppler / FMCW / pseudo noise coded radars

3.         Frequency regulation issues, 30 mins

-         24 GHz UWB radars / 24 GHz narrow band radars

-         77 GHz long range radars / 79 GHz short range radars

-         Frequency regulation US / Europe / ... (interference issues)

4.         Automotive long range radars, 30 mins

-         RF concepts

-         Mechanical / electrical scanning / amplitude-monopulse

-        Antenna characteristics

-         Modulation schemes

-         Detection areas

-         Key parameters

-         Cost drivers / chicken&egg problem

-         Examples

5.         Automotive short range sensors, 30 mins

-         RF concepts

-         Triangulation / multilateration / radar network

-         Antenna characteristics

-         Modulation schemes

-         Detection areas

-         Key parameters

-         Cost drivers / chicken&egg problem

-         Examples

6.         RF realization, 60 mins

-         Available MMIC chipsets and limitations

-         Mounting & Packaging Technologies

-         Antenna technology: Characteristics and System implications

-         Review of different module realizations on the market.

-         Alignment and Calibration issues

7.         Competing / complementing automotive sensors 30 mins

-         Visible light cameras - Medium range

-         3D cameras - Short to medium range

-         Far IR cameras - medium range

-         Near IR sensors - medium to far range

-         Important trend: data fusion


* There will be a 30 minute networking break between agenda items 4 and 5


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. 

Dr. Carsten Metz

Carsten Metz received his Masters and Dr.-Ing. degree with “distinction” in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany in 1991 and 2001 respectively. The Engineering Society VDE, (equivalent to the US-based IEEE), awarded him the “Erwin Marx”-award in 1998 for outstanding success in his course of studies. Between 1997 and 2001. Dr. Metz was working at the Institute for RF Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany on 77 GHz radar sensors for collision avoidance systems. He invented new digital beam forming algorithms for geometrically large antenna arrays, which enabled the saving of up to 80% hardware effort and cost of the conventional arrays. Currently, Dr. Metz is a member of technical staff at the Bell Laboratories/ Lucent Technologies and is continuing the work on Digital Beamforming and Intelligent Antenna concepts for CDMA2000. He has been examining the potential use of millimeterwave automotive electronics for high speed millimeterwave communications applications and vice versa. Dr. Metz has published 13 journal and conference papers, and filed 15 German and U.S. patent applications.





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Registration desk will open at 12:00 PM.

The workshop will start promptly at 1:00 PM, October 18, 2004.




Fee $479, payable in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Millennium Hotel Stuttgart

Plieninger Strasse 100

Stuttgart, Germany  70567

Phone: 49-711-7210

Fax: 49-711-2009



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of €125.  Cut-off date for reservations is September 30, 2004.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



We plan to audiotape all presentations and discussions. 



Business casual suggested.    No ties, please !!



A booklet with the tutorial notes will be handed out at the door. 



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


Content or Agenda, contact Rene Douville, +1 613 860 1258, [email protected] 



Click HERE to Register for Workshop