Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Kiuru, Tero
Organisation VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Project title High-resolution radar and radiometer system for autonomous sensor platforms
Decision No. 310879
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 335 187
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Project description
Future self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles require high-resolution sensing systems for building a 3D map of their environment and for localizing themselves on the map. These systems must be reliable and perform well in changing weather and road conditions. We propose to develop such a sensor using a radar-radiometer combination. The proposed device will be integrated on a silicon wafer using state-of-the-art hybrid integration techniques and will have small size and weight, low profile, and low power consumption. The combination will enable automotive sensor system to create a 3D map of its environment as well as to place living targets on the map in their correct places. It will work in all weather and ambient conditions and it can be integrated behind a bumper or a shield and, therefore, will not be worn down by the ambient conditions as is the case for other sensors that cannot see through a protective cover.