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SPECIAL LECTURE: May 26th, 2014 : Frequency modulated continuous wave radars: an introduction and mm-wave chip design challenges

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IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY, BANGALORE CHAPTER

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DEPARTMENT OF ECE, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

2014 – SPECIAL LECTURE – 1

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Title:  Frequency modulated continuous wave radars: an introduction and mm-wave chip design challenges
Date: Monday, May 26th, 2014
Time: 4pm
Tea/coffee: 3.45pm
Venue: Golden Jubilee Hall, ECE Department, IISc Bangalore
Speaker: Karthik Subburaj, Texas Instruments India
 
Abstract :
Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave RADAR systems are popular in automotive and industrial applications to measure relative distance, velocity and direction of surrounding objects. In the first part of this talk, the signal processing fundamentals of a few RADAR methods, starting from Doppler RADAR and leading up to the modern FMCW RADARs are introduced. In the latter part of the talk, various challenges in implementing them using Integrated Circuits and in improving performance wrt range, accuracy and false object detection are discussed. The challenges include RF and analog non-idealities such as noise and non-linearity, and simultaneous operation of transmit and receive antennas and solving them is crucial in realizing a high performance radar system. The contents of this talk are a mix of the fields of RF system design and basic signal processing.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER :
Karthik Subburaj is with the systems group in wireless division at Texas Instruments, currently focusing on signal processing algorithms and RF system budgeting for radar systems. He has earlier worked on PHY layer signal processing and digital design for GNSS receivers, FM transceivers, Timing Recovery in High Speed Serial Interfaces and digital PLLs. He holds an M.S degree from University of Florida, Gainesville and B.E from College of Engineering, Guindy.

All are invited

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