Accelerating ADAS with the first long-range 3D antenna

20-06-2022 | HUBER+SUHNER | Automotive Technologies

The HUBER+SUHNER 3D waveguide antenna is the first long-range 3D metallised plastic radar antenna developed for ADAS, providing ultra-low losses for the most accurate object detection while fulfilling automotive standards.

ADAS use advanced technologies to aid drivers when driving a vehicle, enhancing performance and road safety. Based on injection moulding, the waveguide antenna produces an air-filled waveguide to attain very low insertion loss and overwhelmingly higher performance than PCB antennas. Its increased size enables the antenna to read objects from over 300m away, providing wide bandwidth and an excellent SNR. With major Original Equipment Manufacturers requesting sensors containing 3D antenna components for this heightened performance, the company is leading the way in this space as the only supplier to offer 3D antennas for long-range use cases. HUBER+SUHNER develops antennas for all automotive radars. In addition to long-range radar, it also includes mid-, short-range radar and corner radar.

Francesco Merli, head of Product Management and Development Antennas and mm-Wave at HUBER+SUHNER, said: “The use of waveguide antennas has become an attractive alternative to classical PCB technology. It offers improved efficiency, pattern stability and impedance bandwidth at competitive manufacturing cost. Additionally, exploiting a third dimension facilitates to distribute arrays quite freely over a large antenna aperture allowing to obtain high angular resolution and increased virtual array possibilities.”

ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo, June 21 – 23, Stuttgart, booth #6516, hall 6.

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