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First RAPID-LD left Thales in Hengelo

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Thales-NL released the first RAPID-LD radar, which is the land-based integrated on a truck version of the NS200 radar for marine applications. The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany have already shown interest in this system, whose primary tasks are to detect enemy artillery fire and carry out air surveillance.

Zongbo Wang’s company won an award

Our formed post Zongbo Wang is the Co-founder and CEO at the Aerotenna company, which is placed at Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Terently, the Aerotenna took home the First Prize at UTM Drone Sense and Avoid Tech competition The Next Era of Aviation is Powered by Radar. Aerotenna demonstrated its collision avoidance solution based on the μSharp sense-and-avoid radar and the OcPoC SoC FPGA flight controller. Aerotenna successfully completed two collision-free rounds in the fastest time to take home the $12000 first prize.

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dr. Takuya won Horiba award

Dr. Takuya Sakamoto, Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Hyogo, Japan, who  collaborate us long time and many times visited us, received recently the 2016 Masao Horiba Award for his work “Fast 3-D Imaging of Human Body using Ultra-Wideband Radar”. Our warm congratulations, Takuya!

Masao Horiba Awards 2016 Winners

Masao Horiba Awards 2016 Winners

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Dr. Gabriel Vasile, Research Scientist of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Grenoble Image sPeech Signal Automatics Lab (GIPSA-lab) visited TU Delft and gave a presentation of his research results. Gabriel is our partner within the CIFRE-funded PhD project of Stefano Medagli.

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016 – click to go to web-page

In December 2016 Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR organizes the Specialist Meeting (and Workshop) about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016:

Since the exit from nuclear and fossil fuel energy, the construction of power plants based on renewable energy is pushed forward worldwide. Energy production by wind energy plants is one of the favorites. Thus, wind energy farms can be found in all western countries. With the increase of the number of wind energy plants influences on the propagation of electromagnetic waves were observed. The loss of radar tracks, wrong positioning based on electromagnetic beacons and prediction errors by weather radars are effects which are often noted. Based on these experiences the research of the effects of wind turbines on electromagnetic wave propagation was intensified. An increasing number of publications and contributions in scientific journals and on conferences prove the growing interest in the topic. On the other hand electromagnetic waves are used during the operation and offer solutions to run wind energy turbines also under difficult conditions. Material inspection of rotor blades, bird protection and the control of navigation lights is often only possible by the use of radar.

To bring together the increasing number of experts and researchers in the field of electromagnetic waves within the context of wind energy plants and to offer a platform to discuss arising and existing problems, the focus days EMWT’16 provide a fitting platform. In contrast to other conferences EMWT’16 will cover the whole field of electromagnetic waves and wind energy in one specialist meeting.

A short abstract of about 200 words should be sent to emwt at fhr.fraunhofer.de before September 30th, 2016. Authors will be notified about acceptance until October 14th, 2016.

Radars for Truck Platooning

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Auto Radar Breakthrough: World’s Smallest Single-Chip 77GHz Radar Transceiver

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