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RIZZI MARCOCycle: XXXVI

Section: Telecommunications
Advisor: TEBALDINI STEFANO
Tutor: MONTI-GUARNIERI ANDREA VIRGILIO

Major Research topic:
Automotive MIMO Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Abstract:
Autonomous driving requires a wide variety of sensors to to provide advanced functionalities to the vehicle, from emergency braking, parking assistance to environment mapping. Today Radars are used mainly for target detection due to their limited angular resolution. Automotive Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), at mm-wave frequencies, is a promising imaging solution for cm-level accuracy imaging of the surroundings, enabling additionally target identification. 
The thesis will study the implementation of commercially available Radar sensors for Automotive SAR imaging. The key enablers are the implementation of MIMO systems, which allow to reduce the constraints on the available hardware performance, and time-efficient ad-hoc processing techniques, tailored to the automotive scenario in the perspetive of a real-time application such as autonomous driving.