Short Course

New Trends in Automotive Radar & Antenna Testing and Simulation

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 9:00 am–5:30 pm

Chi-Chih Chen, The Ohio State University
Lars Foged. Microwave Vision Group
Aseim Elfrgani, Altair

This course will cover key aspects of millimeter-wave radar and antenna design and measurements for automotive applications. Presented by experts in the area of automotive radar measurements and design of radar antennas, the course will cover wide range of emerging topics. This one day short course is intended for researchers, practicing engineers and technicians who want to obtain a better understanding of automotive radar and antenna measurements and challenges.

Course Outline

    • Introduction to Automotive Antennas and Radars
      • Introduction to automotive antennas for mobile and vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications
      • Introduction to automotive radar for pre-collision systems
    • Measurements of Automotive Antenna and Radar
      • Introduction to automotive Antenna and OTA testing
      • Modern implementations of Automotive Antenna
      • V2X and “Virtual Road” Antenna Testing
      • Radar Measurement Solutions
    • Surrogate Targets for Evaluating mm-Wave Automotive Radars
      • NCAP test protocols for automatic emergency braking (AEB) system
      • Scattering properties of pedestrians in 76-78 GHz band
      • Scattering properties of bicyclists
      • Millimeter-Wave Surrogate Target Designs
    • Automotive Radar Antenna Design and Integration
      • Radar Antenna Design Specifications
      • Computational Tools
      • Antenna Design Process
      • Effect of Vibration on Radar Antenna Performance
      • Installed Radar Performance
    • Future Trends and Conclusions


Dr. Chi-Chih Chen received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a Research Associate Professor at The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Chen is also a co-founder and CTO of Nikola Labs, a start-up wireless power solution company. Dr. Chen’s research area includes ground penetrating radars (GPR), automobile radar testing, wideband antennas and arrays, small antennas, GPS/GNSS antennas, wearable antennas, wireless energy harvesting and delivery, and sensor networks. Dr. Chen is Fellow of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) and Fellow of IEEE. He received Distinguished Achievement Award from Antenna Measurement Techniques Association in 2016. He is also member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Member of Exploration Geophysicists Society and of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
Lars J Foged was member of the EurAAP Delegate Assembly from 2009 to 2012. He was Vice-Chair of the EuCAP conference in 2011, Industrial Chair of EUCAP conferences in 2012, 2014, 2017, and Technical Program Chair of EuCAP in 2016. Since 2006, He has been a member of the board of the European School of Antennas (ESOA). Since 2004, he is secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee and has contributed to the development of different standards on antennas and measurements. He lead the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC) in 2016-2017, a standing committee of IEEE APS. Lars is a Senior Member of IEEE and reviewer on the IEEE Transactions and Letters. He is an AMTA Fellow and received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2017. In 2015, he contributed to the foundation of the AMTA Italian node. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal and conference papers and received the “Best Technical Paper Award” from AMTA in 2013. He has contributed to five books and standards, and holds four patents.
Dr. Aseim Elfrgani is currently working as Senior EM Application Engineer at Altair. Based at Altair headquarters in Troy, Michigan, Dr. Elfrgani supports computational electromagnetics tools, FEKO and WinProp for various Altair customers and mainly focused on automotive OEMs and vendors. Dr. Elfrgani received his Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University. Dr. Elfrgani is a member of IEEE Antennas and Propagation, Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies, and SAE Automotive. Dr. Elfrgani was a recipient of IEEE APS Doctoral Research Fellowship Fall 2014-15. His student paper received honorable mention at 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium held in Memphis TN. He was finalist in the Student Paper Competition at IEEE RWW 2015 held in San Diego CA. Dr. Elfrgani published more than 16 papers in various international conferences and journals so far.