Interesting Technical Sessions on Radars at IMS 2019

The IMS 2019 event is being held in Boston from June 2-7. It is one of the largest gatherings of RF and Microwave companies and professionals from all over the world. The event will provide opportunities for companies to showcase their latest advancements in products and technologies through exhibitions or demonstrations, and will also act as a common place for industry experts, professionals and specialists to present technical papers or take part in technical discussions on the latest developments. This year, too, the event will feature a host of technical sessions on various industry topics.

Radar and radar-based technologies are being discussed via a number of presentations at this year's event. With the advent of next-generation warfare techniques and growing defense as well as commercial needs, radars are soon expected to see further innovative developments and use of next-gen technologies, making them more superior and advantageous.

Here is a list of some of the interesting technical sessions on radars and related technologies at IMS 2019:

Chair: Changzhi Li, Texas Tech University

Co-Chair: Chung-Tse Michael Wu, Rutgers University

Location: 156AB

Abstract: This session presents recent advancements in biomedical radar technology.

Technical Papers:

  1. A 100 GHz Double-Sideband Low-IF CW Doppler Radar in 65-nm CMOS for Mechanical Vibration and Biological Vital Sign Detections (10:10 - 10:30) A.M.
  2. A Spectrum-Efficient FSK Radar Solution for Stationary Human Subject Localization Based on Vital Sign Signals (10:30 - 10:50) A.M.
  3. Digital Linear Discrete FMCW Radar for Healthcare Applications (10:50 - 11:10) A.M.
  4. Noncontact Multi-Target Vital Sign Detection Using Self-Injection-Locked Radar Sensor Based on Metamaterial Leaky Wave Antenna (11:10 - 11:30) A.M.
  5. Phase-Demodulation Based Human Identification for Vital-SAR-Imaging in Pure FMCW Mode (11:30 - 11:50) A.M.

Chair: Lora Schulwitz, Maxar Technologies

Co-Chair: Changzhan Gu, Google

Location: 257AB

Abstract: This session presents a variety of new radar sensors and applications. The session covers applications like gesture sensing, concrete surface crack detection, sub-micrometer ranging and audio signal capture. The frequency range spans from Wi-Fi to THz.

Technical Papers:

  1. Finger Gesture Sensing and Recognition Using a Wi-Fi-Based Passive Radar (01:30 - 01:50) P.M.
  2. Improvement of Detection in Concrete Surface Cracks Covered with Paper by Using Standing Wave of 77 GHz-Band Millimeter-Wave (01:50 - 02:10) P.M.
  3. A Digital I/Q Correction Technique for a 125-GHz Interferometric Radar with Sub-Micrometer Sensitivity (02:10 - 02:30) P.M.
  4. Enhancing Angle Estimation Accuracy of Ultra Compact Two-Channel Radar MMICs at 160 GHz Using a Biomimetic Antenna Array (02:30 - 02:50) P.M.
  5. THz Micro-Doppler Measurements Based on a Silicon-Based Picosecond Pulse Radiator (02:50 - 03:10) P.M.

Chair: Nestor Lopez, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Co-Chair: Mohamed Abouzahra, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Location: 257AB

Abstract: This session will discuss the novel developments in technologies for radar systems. These include recent advances include power amplifiers, antennas and systems that utilize them in addition to recent advances enabling integrated radar systems.

Technical Papers:

  1. Compensation of the Pulse-to-Pulse Instability of GaN HEMT-Based Power Amplifiers (15:55 - 16:15) P.M.
  2. Limiting Amplifier with 25 THz Gain-Bandwidth-Product and Internal Amplitude Control for Data Rates Beyond 50 Gbit/s in 130nm SiGe (04:15 - 04:35) P.M.
  3. UWB Positioning System with Orientation-Independent Characteristic by Using Omnidirectional Circularly Polarized Antenna (04:35 - 04:45) P.M.
  4. Single Conversion Stepped-Frequency Continuous-Wave Radar Using Self-Injection-Locking Technology (04:45 - 04:55) P.M.
  5. An Integrated 79 GHz Sequential Sampling Pulse Radar (04:55 - 05:15) P.M.

Chair: Martin Vossiek, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Co-Chair: Arne Jacob, Handong University

Location: 257AB

Abstract: Advances in technologies that enable radar systems will be discussed. Recent advances are described in algorithms and processing for 2D imaging, distance measurements, and real-time radar. Advances that apply to cooperative, 3D imaging and lower cost radar systems are included.

Technical Papers:

  1. Si-Based 94 GHz Phased Array Transmit and Receive Modules for Real-Time 3D Radar Imaging (08:00 - 08:20) A.M.
  2. 2D mm-Wave Imaging Based on Singular Value Decomposition (08:20 - 08:30) A.M.
  3. Millimeter-Wave Cost-Effective Phased-Array Radar with Orthogonally Located Linear Tx and Rx Arrays (08:30 - 08:40) A.M.
  4. In-situ Time-Frequency Analysis of the 77 GHz Bands Using a Commercial Chirp-Sequence Automotive FMCW Radar Sensor (08:40 - 09:00) A.M.
  5. Vector Velocity and Position Measurement Using a 77 GHz Cooperative Radar System (09:00 - 09:20) A.M.
  6. An Unambiguous Phase-Based Algorithm for Single-Digit Micron Accuracy Distance Measurements Using FMCW Radar (09:20 - 09:40) A.M.

Chair: Rudy Emrick, Northrop Grumman

Co-Chair: Mohamed Abouzahra, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Location: 257AB

Abstract: Recent advances in broadband transceiver chips for both radar and communications systems will be highlighted. Advances include higher levels of integration in low-cost CMOS, moving towards massive MIMO and advances for contactless communications utilizing plastic waveguide.

Technical Papers:

  1. 30Gb/s 60.2 mW 151 GHz CMOS Transmitter/Receiver with Digitally Pre-Distorted Current Mode PAM-4 Modulator for Plastic Waveguide and Contactless Communications (10:10 - 10:30) A.M.
  2. A W-Band FMCW Radar System-on-Chip Employing Synchronized Switching Digitally Controlled Artificial Dielectric for Chirp (10:30 - 10:40) A.M.
  3. An S-Band CMOS Mixer-First Single-RF-Port Duplexing FMCW Radar (10:40 - 10:50) A.M.
  4. A Master/Slave 55.5–64.8 GHz 4×4 FMCW Radar Transceiver in 130nm SiGe BiCMOS for Massive MIMO Applications (10:50 - 11:10) A.M.
  5. A 205 GHz Serial Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum (DS/SS) Radar System-on-Chip in 28nm CMOS (11:10 - 11:30) A.M.
  6. 79 GHz Scalable FMCW MIMO Automotive Radar Transceiver Architecture with Injection-Locked Synchronization (11:30 - 11:50) A.M.

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