Qiannan Ren, Elektroteknik

​Titel: Towards an advanced Automotive radar front-end Based on Gap waveguide

​​Qiannan Ren är doktorand i forskargruppen Antennsystem, Avdelningen för Kommunikation, antenner och optiska nätverk
Diskussionsledare är Professor Oscar Quevedo-Teruel, Division of Electromagnetic Engineering, KTH
Huvudhandledare är docent Ashraf Uz Zaman, Avdelningen för Kommunikation, antenner och optiska nätverk
Examinator är professor Jian Yang, Avdelningen för Kommunikation, antenner och optiska nätverk

This thesis presents the early works on dual circularly polarized array antenna based on gap waveguide, also microstrip-to-waveguide transitions for integration of automotive radar front-end. Being the most widely used radar antenna, PCB antenna suffers from dielectric loss and design flexibility. Next generation automotive radars demand sophisticated antenna systems with high efficiency, which makes waveguide antenna become a better candidate. Over the last few years, gap waveguide has shown advantages for implementation of complicated antenna systems. Ridge gap waveguides have been widely used in passive gap waveguide components design including slot arrays. In this regard, two transitions between ridge gap waveguides and microstrip lines are presented for the integration with gap waveguide antennas. The transitions are verified in both passive and active configuration. Another work on packaging techniques is presented for integration with inverted microstrip gap waveguide antennas.

Systems utilizing individual linear polarization (LP) that lack polarimetric capabilities are not capable of measuring the full scattering matrix, thus losing information about the scenery. To develop a more advanced radar system with better detectability, dual circularly polarized gap waveguide slot arrays for polarimetric radar sensing are investigated. An 8X8 planar array using double grooved circular waveguide polarizer is presented. The polarizers are compact in size and have excellent polarization properties. Multi-layer design of the array antenna benefits from the gap waveguide technology and features better performance.
The works presented in this thesis laid the foundation of future works regarding integration of the radar front end. More works on prototyping radar systems using gap waveguide technology will be presented in future publications.

Kategori Licentiatseminarium
Plats: EC, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, Campus Johanneberg
Tid: 2022-10-04 13:00
Sluttid: 2022-10-04 15:00

Sidansvarig Publicerad: fr 09 sep 2022.