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Packaging Radar Sensors for Comfort and Safety Applications Requirements and Challenges
Keywords: Radar, Packaging, Safety System
The Adaptive Cruise Control system (ACC) keeps the correct distance by monitoring the traffic and adapting the speed accordingly. It therefore automatically maintains a safe distance from the car ahead. On top of that, Predictive Safety Systems (PSS) warn drivers in advance, support them and intervene in an emergency to reduce the consequences of an accident. Both product families are based on radar sensors with integrated control unit. Currently Bosch provides the smallest and lightest sensor control unit on the market. This device was also designed for an easy integration into the front of a vehicle which can be either a passenger car or a commercial vehicle. However this relatively new technology has still some challenges regarding an optimized mounting position and packaging. This presentation deals with the top level requirements and challenges regarding the integration of a radar sensor in front of a vehicle. In addition following topics will be addressed in the final slides: Example of current series production solutions Lens heating integration (internal/external) Different coverage solutions of the radar sensor (Radoms) Bracket solutions including alignment requirements Outlook to multi sensor integrations
Dr. Dieter Hoetzer,
Robert Bosch LLC
Farmington Hills, MI
USA


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