A 95 GHz centimeter scale precision confined pathway system-on-chip navigation processor for autonomous vehicles in 65nm CMOS

Adrian Tang, Frank Hsiao, Yanghyo Kim, Li Du, Long Kong, Gabriel Virbila, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Choonsup Lee, Goutam Chattopadhyay, Nacer Chahat, Theodore Reck, Imran Mehdi, Mau-Chung Chang

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Abstract

This paper presents a 95 GHz centimeter scale navigation system which allows a unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) or possibly even aerial vehicle (UAV) to navigate through a highly cluttered environment and follow a safe obstacle-free pathway to a desired goal. The navigation system defines multiple pathways using mm-wave base-stations called path generators and then uses a single CMOS SoC containing a receiver, ADC and an FFT processor to detect and navigate these pathways. The demonstrated confined pathway SoC (CP-SoC) occupies 5.4mm2 of silicon area in 65nm technology, and consumes only 199 mW, making it suitable for lightweight payloads associated with UAVs and UGVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982752
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Jul 2015
EventIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 17 May 201522 May 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period17/05/1522/05/15

Keywords

  • Navigation System
  • UAV

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    Tang, A., Hsiao, F., Kim, Y., Du, L., Kong, L., Virbila, G., Kuan, Y-C., Lee, C., Chattopadhyay, G., Chahat, N., Reck, T., Mehdi, I., & Chang, M-C. (2015). A 95 GHz centimeter scale precision confined pathway system-on-chip navigation processor for autonomous vehicles in 65nm CMOS. In 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015 [7166707] (2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2015.7166707