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HomiRadar

Flexible and miniaturized radar modules for autonomous flying vehicles, robotics and industrial applications.

Zielstellung

The main objective of this project is to develop a compact chip-set for a radar operating in the 122 GHz ISM band. This includes the design and  realization of off- and on-chip antennas. The target here is to provide SMD compatible radar modules without HF connections, offering  higher flexibility in several applications such as robotics and autonomous flying vehicles.

Beitrag des IHP

IHP task is to design the 122GHz SoC including the transceiver front-end, mm-wave signal generation, mm-wave built-in self-test (BIST), etc. This chip-set will be fabricated in IHP’s 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS technology. In addition, IHP is developing on-chip antenna arrays as part of the transceiver. On the one hand, the target here is to provide higher output power and to offer beam-steering functionalities. On the other hand, thanks to the on-chip antennas, no additional HF-connection is needed between the front-end circuits and the antennas, which further simplifies the realization and packaging of the module

Finanzierung

BMWi – ZIM Kooperationsprojekte, KF2123413ED4

Projektpartner

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Universität Paderborn

Silicon Radar GmbH

AirRobot GmbH & Co.KG

PKTEC GmbH

Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.