Automotive Radar Technology and Trends

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Verizon Technology Center
60 Sylvan Rd
Waltham, MA 02451

Communications Society co-sponsored with Consumer Electronics Society and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

Speaker: Jeff Millar

Automotive Radar appears on a modern car in support of functions such as automated cruise control, blind spot warning, and cross traffic alert. International regulatory agencies have allocated 200 MHz of bandwidth at 24 GHz and recently up to 4 GHz of bandwidth at 77 GHz. Radar hardware must be very low cost and uses a minimum number of highly integrated chips. Radar production volume of millions per year encourage close working relationships between chip manufacturers and radar sensor manufacturers. Radar and algorithms currently support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). New algorithms will merge radar data with ultrasonic, vision, or laser systems to implement active safety systems. Challenges for the future include continuous cost reduction, mutual interference, and the challenges of autonomous vehicles.

Jeff Millar is the manager of systems and algorithms for Valeo Radar Systems in Hudson NH. In previous jobs, he has led project development teams in the area of cellular distributed antenna systems, multi-function RF avionics, and image processing. Although he has a master’s degree from RPI in electrical engineering, most of his career has been writing software or leading multidisciplinary development teams.

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Venue Note: This is our venue at the new Verizon Technology Center Campus in Waltham.

The meeting begins at 7 PM at the new meeting auditorium at the Verizon Technology Center. The address is 60 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451. The entrance is by the far corner – with the picnic tables out front – and not the tower or the new building. It is most easily reached by the West Street entrance.

Important Note: Verizon Technology Center requests the names of the meeting attendees in advance of the meeting. If you plan to attend, please send a note via e-mail with your name to John Nitzke at by Wednesday, September 6th.

The meeting is preceded by dinner at Bertucci’s, 475 Winter St, Waltham at 5:30 PM. The speaker will be joining us at dinner.

Directions to Bertucci’s restaurant in Waltham: Take Exit 27B on I95/128, heading west on Winter Street. After exiting, stay all the way to the right and take the first right turn into the shopping plaza. Please let Bob Malupin know if you plan to attend the dinner at Bertucci’s. Bob can be contacted at .

Directions to Verizon Technology Center (old Verizon Labs location), 60 Sylvan Rd. campus, Waltham, MA 02451: Take Exit 27B on I95/128, heading west on Winter Street. Stay all the way to the right. Verizon Technology Center is 1/2 mile ahead. At the second traffic light, turn left onto WEST ST. and then take the first right (at the Verizon sign) which leads into the Verizon campus. Take the first left. The building and entrance for the meeting are on your right. Note that the entrance to the auditorium area is by the far corner – with the picnic tables out front – and not the tower or the new building.