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/Job opportunities/Fine motion classification using 140 GHz radar

Fine motion classification using 140 GHz radar

Master projects/internships - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Explore the possibilities of the world's smallest radar!

Using imec's state-of-the-art 140 GHz radar prototype, (cfr. attached picture) you will develop a 3D motion sensing application (heart rate detection, finger gestures, fine mechanical motion detection/classification, etc.). The precise application will be decided at the start of the project. The platform allows DSP/AI prototyping from raw ADC data sampled from the 140 GHz 4x4 MIMO front-end radar module. As this FMCW radar uses 10 GHz of chirp bandwidth, it has higher range resolution than current commercial radars (e.g. 60 GHz) and therefore allows higher performance for 3D motion sensing applications. In this project, you will start from an existing FPGA implementation that produces radar data cubes and a Matlab environment for further processing. You will either expand the FPGA implementation or focus on the machine learning side (CNN/LSTM/SNN), depending on your background and personal interest. In either case, the work will involve study on radar technology, experiment design and dataset recording.


Type of project: Thesis


Required degree: Master of Engineering Science, Master of Engineering Technology

Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Ilja Ocket ( and Andre Bourdoux ( and Maxim Rykunov ( and Thomas Gielen (