Beyond MIMO Automotive Radars

Applications, limits and validation methods for automated driving - Novel applications for radar, Sensor fusion architectures, interfacing and connectivity.

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March 12-14, 2019


Maritim Hotel Wurzburg

Wurzburg, Germany



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to all IWPC Members


Radar as a technology is a corner stone of modern Driver Assistance features and an essential part of future Level 4 systems.  Modern, state of the art production radar concepts today often revolve around Digital Beamforming and multi transmit-multi-receive architectures.  Many of these are based on the time multiplexing of transmitters in a so called (temporal) MIMO configuration.  However, there are emerging technologies that adopt different solutions for the creation of the radar antenna aperture (physically and algorithmically).  These new technologies also impact the supply chain (new designs/requirements for RF chipsets, processing), how Tier 1’s can utilize such technology in the extraordinarily cost constrained automotive world (robustness, integration challenges) and the OEM, who may now have more choices to make within the context of a sensor set on a vehicle.

Workshop Goals

  • This Workshop is intended to provide a platform to share, educate and update the community on such emerging technologies and to contrast them with current in-production solutions.


March 12



Registration -Tour & Demonstrations


Veoneer Germany GmbH,

Harvey Barracks

ConneKT GEB.536

97318 Kitzingen

*Tour is limited to 60 persons on a first come, first served basis. Initial limit of 2 persons per company with others being added to Wait List.


11:00-Registration at Hotel, where times for the Demo's will be allocated.


Registration & Evening Reception

At Hotel

March 13





Welcome and Introductions




  • How can the supply chain support Radar technologies beyond current implementations.
  • Considering next generation systems beyond MIMO Radar
  • What use-cases are automotive OEMs considering and what new technologies are being explored.

From Assistance (ADAS) to Creating Trust


VP of Research


Automotive OEM Perspectives

  • Radar technology - is the promise of performance being realized?
  • Is it time for the automotive industry to get back to basics to deliver reliability?
  • Considering challenges for imaging radars?
  • Can camera algorithms be used for radar, considering limited channel availability?

Beyond MIMO - How do we get more Detections?


Radar Engineer



Networking Break



Automotive OEM Perspectives, continued

  • How do radar and complimentary cameras and lidars combine for automated driving?
  • FMCW MIMO PMCW - Pros & Cons of PMCW vs. FMCW radars and other new techniques
  • Next Generation frequency bands potential availability
  • Future trends
  • New ideas for radar systems
  • What can we expect in the future of ADAS
  • Requirements for high speed data transfer (serdes, high speed links, optical, automotive Ethernet, etc.)
  • RADAR Resolution requirements (angle, horizontal/azimuth) for edge use cases, considering the input from additional sensing modalities (camera, lidar)
  • RADAR segmentation based on autonomous driving levels (L1-L3 vs. L5/L5)
  • Requirements for SRR and LRR
  • Transition scenarios from NCAP to Autonomous driving Radar trends beyond 2025.

New Demands on Vehicular Radar Integration and Antenna Technology Requirements


Component Owner Radar Systems


Business Development Manager


Networking Lunch



Automotive OEM Perspectives, continued

Radar from ADAS to Autonomous Driving


Technical Expert, Radar Systems


140 GHz Band Allocation - Why does the Automotive Industry need a New Band?


Product Cost Engineering



Software and Hardware Innovation

  • Radar at 77GHz and 79GHz
  • FMCW vs. Digital Modulated Automotive Radar
  • Is there a demand for more complex systems?
  • Autonomous Radar requirements for level 3 and above
  • Sparse Arrays, Matrix Completion, etc.
  • Automotive Imaging Radar
  • 79GHz SAR radar development; real-time imaging
  • Proposed SAR application scenarios
  • Future plans: 3D imaging, object classification and more
  • Latest advances in mmwave MIMO and Phased-MIMO radar for automotive and general applications
  • Automotive imaging radar
  • Current MIMO radar and imaging technology
  • Interference handling
  • Digital modulation/coding opportunities
  • Close in interference
  • Improved latency
  • 4D radar elevation detection
  • High resolution radar
  • New applications for radar

Beyond MIMO: 5G Radar = Digital Modulation Radar


Product Line Director


Fellow, Senior Director of Customer and Application Engineering


Networking Break



Enabling Technologies, Hardware Implementation

  • Deployment technology use cases timing / Road map
  • Is massive MIMO at 2.6GHz or other bands of interest in rural deployments?
  • 5G use cases, deployment challenges, and Interoperability with 4G
  • 5G Business models for mmWave transport; Business models for gigabit fixed wireless networks
  • Can high capacity mmWave deliver for rural areas
  • 5G roll out band plans/schedules
  • 5G deployment modes: Stand-Alone (SA) vs. Non-Stand-Alone(NSA)
  • 4G & 5G NSA combinations
  • High resolution imaging radar and applications in autonomous driving
  • Next generation high-resolution radar technologies in automotive applications
  • Understanding the need for silicon-based scalable phased arrays
  • Assessing benefits over current MIMO approaches for automotive radar applications
  • Key challenges for Si-based phased array module implementation including design trade-offs for important aspects such as beam-forming architecture, module-level integration with RFICs, antennas and packaging, thermal dissipation, and digital control.
  • Future opportunities in automotive radar with phased array scaling
  • Very large MIMO arrays towards 1°x1° resolution
  • Interference mitigation & radar synchronization
  • Radar-in-bumper integration
  • Driver and occupancy monitoring
  • Standardization of 140 GHz band for automotive
  • Improving results without increasing channels
  • Beyond 5G V2X Protocols and technologies MMW
  • Imaging capabilities using MIMO technology
  • Automotive Radar OEM test requirements
  • Modulation schemes to address interference
  • Imaging and classification
  • Toward Automotive Surround-View Radars

High Resolution mmWave Radar for Autonomous Driving


General Manager



Technology for Improved Automotive Radar Antennas


VP Product Development



Very Large MIMO Radars for Imaging


Principal Member of Technical Staff




Heating System Influence in Secondary Surface Radome Performance


Electromagnetics & Electronics Innovation Leader


End-of-Day Panel






Offsite Dinner at

*Please gather in Lobby at 18:30. Bus will depart promptly at 18:45.


March 14






Enabling Technologies, Sensor and Control Unit Connectivity and Interfaces

  • Central or distributed computing
  • Post processing technology for range and resolution
  • Active tracking
  • Distributed radars vs. complex radars
  • Automotive radar processing
  • Automotive radar perception for Self-Driving
  • System architecture for an embedded cascade radar system processing
  • Data capture requirements and how to enable these
  • Radar ADC data flows and infrastructure to support high ASIL radar processing
  • Beyond MIMO - Architecture hooks needed for fusion
  • A h/w and s/w framework to drive imaging radar deployments with sensor fusion today
  • Importance of interference avoidance for future automotive radar sensors

Optimized Imaging Radar Processing, Sensor Fusion and Data Collection Platform for Automotive Applications


Automotive Radar Business Manager


Imaging Radar: from Point-Cloud to Autonomous Driving


Head, Artificial Intelligence



Next Generation Automotive Radar Sensors




Networking Break



Enabling Technologies, continued

  • Requirements for surround-view-radars - practical vs. fancy features
  • Fundamentals of safety-first demands with proximity sensing
  • Example with parking assistance system using new radars to fulfill new requirements such as RAEB from NHTSA and elevation detection
  • Replacing ultrasonic sensors
  • In-package antennas
  • Vital sign detection for in-vehicle occupancy detection
  • Ultra-short range radar and image radar
  • Capabilities of radar compared to other automotive sensors
  • Machine Learning capabilities
  • How will radar work in conjunction with camera and lidar?
  • Long Range Radar for Autonomous Driving
  • Latest chipsets
  • APAA concepts and chipsets
  • Radar chipset developments and roadmaps for 3D radar/beamforming
  • Realistic production timelines and methods for taking advantage of additional 79GHz spectrum bandwidth.

Toward Automotive Surround-View Radars


Senior Director



Phase Error Calibration for MIMO in mmWave Radar


Radar Signal Processing, Research Laboratory


Networking Lunch



Enabling Technologies, continued

  • Virtual Arrays
  • Digitally Modulated RADAR
  • Interference DMR and FMCW
  • RADAR sensor resolution for autonomous driving
  • Role of DMR, Polarimetric Systems, Signal processing
  • Global industry regulations around automotive radar
  • Long range automotive radar
  • Alternative approaches to MIMO automotive radars
  • Radar requirements definitions for automotive environments (without and with MIMO)
  • Multi-radar interference issue quantification and approaches for mitigation
  • Low cost high definition real beam radar
  • How does MIMO improve radar performance?
  • For what situations is MIMO radar needed (all radar sensors, only for high resolution radar, etc.)
  • Antenna performance needs --> RF material performance needs - are today's materials good enough, or are there gaps that must be addressed?
  • Will non-PCB based antenna approaches play a role in MIMO?
  • Imaging radar
  • Beamforming radar
  • In-cabin sensing
  • Automated parking
  • Integrating V2V and V2X with automotive RADAR - standards and protocols
  • Radar covers (radomes, bumpers...)
  • MIMO, elevation scanning, radar larger size, etc.

79GHz SAR Radar


Product Director


Exploring Cascade Radar Systems


System VP


Fully Depleted SOI for Automotive Radar


Director Strategic Marketing



Spectrum Regulatory Environment


European Spectrum Regulatory Environment Regarding the Automotive Sector


Senior Policy Officer


Networking Break



Test and Validation

  • Validation of multi-channel MIMO systems
  • Testing multiple environmental scenarios including traffic vehicles, guardrails, infrastructure, buildings, trees and more
  • Simulation of multipath propagation, polarization, diffraction, etc.
  • Doppler-diagrams and Direction of Arrival (DoA) calculations
  • Reduced Order Models (ROM) for different objects
  • Examples of closed-loop simulation
  • Validating radar sensor performance using measurements
  • Verifying radar sensor functionality using scenario-based tests
  • Sensor Fusion HIL test for ADAS/AD functional tests
  • DIL with sensor fusion for lab-based ADAS/AD tests

High Fidelity Physics Simulation of Radar Sensors for Open and Closed-Loop Applications using Approaches for Real Time Simulation


Lead Application Engineer



Testing Radars for ADAS and Autonomous Driving


Director, Global Business Development



Opportunities and Challenges of Sensors in Autonomous Driving, and Methods of Verification


Technology Automotive R&D Planner


Closing Discussion






  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, March 1, 2019

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • We do not permit the Press.
    • We do not permit Analysts.
    • We do not permit Consultants.
    • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.
    • We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out-of-pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $1445 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and 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.

  5. Hotel information?

    Maritim Hotel Wurzburg
    Pleichertorstrasse 5
    97090 Wuerzburg, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0) 931 3053-850
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is 126,00/night. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, February 18, 2019. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. You can make your reservations at Book your group rate for IWPC Germany 2019.

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    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 “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    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.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

    For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

    You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

    These materials will be included on the IWPC website Research Library.

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


    • Go to
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