Gapwaves and Uhnder Develop High Resolution mm-Wave Radar for Automotive Applications

Gapwaves and Uhnder Develop High Resolution mm-Wave Radar for Automotive Applications

Gapwaves and Uhnder Develop High Resolution mm-Wave Radar for Automotive Applications

Gapwaves, a Sweden-based company with patented technology for millimeter-wave waveguide antennas, has announced its collaboration with Uhnder to develop a high-resolution radar that will be deployed in the last mile autonomous delivery vehicle. Gapwaves is a pioneer within waveguide antennas for mm-Wave frequency applications such as automotive radars and 5G telecom systems. Its technology has received massive industry interest leading to license agreements with Tier 1 automotive radar manufacturers. Gapwaves’ innovative waveguide radar antenna solution enables a wide field of view and high isolation.

Uhnder, an Austin, Texas-based company, has developed a unique digital Radar-on-Chip (RoC), using a combination of advanced CMOS and Digital Code Modulation (DCM) technology. Uhnder’s 4D digitally modulated radar chip offers groundbreaking performance by integrating 192 virtual channels onto a single chip and pioneers High Contrast Resolution (HCR), which provides significantly improved range and angular resolution and makes it possible to separate small radar reflectors from proximate large reflectors. This permits a more accurate and safe reaction time than with current radar chip technology and paves the way for advanced ADAS functions for today’s vehicles and future driverless vehicles. The Uhnder RoC also has a low Interference susceptibility Factor (ISF), making it attractive to deploy as the number of radars per vehicle increases.

The waveguide antennas from Gapwaves are complementary to and integrate well with Uhnder’s Radar-on-Chip (RoC). Together, the two companies will excite the market with a product offering higher resolution, increased signal-to-noise ratio in a very compact form factor.