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Modifica Orario del Corso: Sergio Saponara, Univ. Pisa: “Recent Advances in Sensors and Embedded Sys-tems for Automotive ADAS (Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems)”, 11-13 July 2016

15 hours (4 credits)

Aula Riunioni del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, via G. Caruso 16, Pisa – Ground Floor

Short Abstract:
The course will focus on recent advances in electronics and ICT (Information Communication Technology) for Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems in new vehicle generations. Sensing technologies and HW-SW embedded systems (architecture, including mm-wave transceivers and antennas, and algorithm) for parking assistance, enhanced driver vision, collision avoidance, cruise control, tyre condition monitoring, will be discussed. To this aim, recent state of art in video- and radar-based systems will be reviewed. Automotive and railway example applications will be provided.

Course Contents in brief:

  • Introduction: Research trends in Electronics and ICT for Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems in new vehicle generations
  • Video-based systems for ADAS: visible and infrared cameras for vehicles, fish-eye lens for large field of view cameras, real-time HW-SW solutions (architecture and algorithms) for video mosaicking (all-around view in parking assistance), cameras distortion correction, image enhancement in bad light conditions, automatic recognition of road and traffic signs
  • Automotive radars for ADAS: radar vs. LIDAR or video-camera systems, specifications for Short-range and Long-range automotive radars, FMCW radar, architecture partitioning (Radar mm-wave front-end and antenna, HW/SW platforms for Radar signal acquisition and processing), examples of automotive and railway radar transceivers at 10 GHz, 24 GHz and 77 GHz
  • Tyre monitoring: smart sensors for tyre monitoring (pressure, temperature, acceleration), wireless tyre monitoring (transceiver front-end and sub-GHz antenna, microcontroller-base processing platform)
  • Final course evaluation


  • July 11, 2016 – 14.30 to 18.30
  • July 12, 2016 – 9.00 to 13.30
  • July 13, 2016 – 9.00 to 13.30, 14.30-16 final exam