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Platform development for a 140GHz Millimeter-wave Radar

Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Embedded development for cutting-edge radar systems

Recently IMEC achieved outstanding results on high frequency radar development. A compact, highly-sensitive 140 GHz FMCW radar-on-chip prototype system demonstrator has been developed and demonstrated in operation (see picture below). Key differentiators of the IMEC 140 GHz radar prototype are its small size and high radar performances in terms of resolution and motion sensitivity. These properties make the radar system particularly appealing for applications where these properties are key such as automotive, drones, gesture recognition.

Your task will be to bring this platform demonstrator to the next level.

  • Implementation of a PYNQ based system for data acquisition and post processing on the heterogeneous MPSOC.
  • Enable low power duty cycling in the system as provided by the radar chips.
  • Optimize the MPSOC power consumption by defining and implementing a low power mode of operation.
  • Upgrade the data interface of the platform to USB3.

The successful candidate must show understanding of embedded development (FPGA / Firmware / Embedded Linux, PYNQ). Proficiency with python is a must. Some knowledge of radar concepts is a plus.





Type of project: Thesis

Duration: 6 months

Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology

Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Thomas Gielen (Thomas.Gielen@imec.be)

Only for self-supporting students.

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