In recent years, advances in radio detection and ranging technology, sustained by new achievements in the fields of signal processing and electronic components, have permitted the adoption of radars in many civil and defense applications. This resource discusses how highly integrated radar has been adopted by several new markets such as contactless vital sign monitoring (heart rate, breath rate) or harbor traffic control, as well as several applications for vehicle driver assistance. You are provided with scenarios, applications, and requirements, while focusing on the trade-offs between flexibility, programmability, power consumption, size and weight, and complexity.
Sergio Saponara is associate member of the Italian National Institutes for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and of the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). He earned his Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. Maria Greco is associate professor in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering from the University of Pisa. Egidio Ragonese is RF/analog IC senior designer and project leader at the Radio Frequency Advanced Design Center (RF-ADC). He earned his Ph.D. in electronics and automation engineering from the University of Catania, Italy. Guiseppe Palmisano leads the Radio Frequency Advanced Design Center (RF-ADC) in Catania, Italy. He earned his laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy. Bruno Neri is a professor of electronics and director of the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy. He earned his laurea degree cum laude from the University of Pisa.
Scenarios, Applications and Requirements for Highly-Integrated Low-Power Radar; Radar Integration Levels, Technology Trends, and Transceivers; HW-SW Implementing Platforms for Radar Digital Signal Processing; E-health Radar Applications: System Perspective; Radar for Intelligent Transport Applications: System Perspective; Low-Power Radar for e-health; Automotive Radar Applications: 24-GHz UWB and 77-GHz FMCW Implementation Examples; Conclusions and Future Perspectives