Irish company Arralis, global leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, recently announced the launch of its new E-Band automotive radar system. Arralis is a rapidly scaling technology company, providing world-leading expertise in RF, micro and millimeter-wave technology.
The Corvus Radar exceeds what is available in the current automotive marketplace in detection range, elevation resolution, and scan area, enabling multiple 3D target detection at up to 300 m over a ±45-degree azimuth angle and ±7-degree elevation angle.
The system utilizes the Arralis Corvus MMIC portfolio and a patented analog beamforming technique to enable detection of a 0 dBm2 target, for instance, a fast approaching motorbike, at 300 m distance. Monopulse is applied in both Azimuth and Elevation planes to enable resolving of targets angle within beams.
“Our extensive experience with all aspects of millimeter-wave system design, from MMICs to beamforming, and from antenna design to system integration, has enabled us to meet a demanding specification”, said Dr. Peter Ludlow, principal engineer on the project with Arralis. “To achieve a higher level of vehicle autonomy the detection of targets at greater distances and in unfavorable weather conditions is essential. We see the Corvus Radar as essential to enabling the safe operation of autonomous vehicles in the most challenging environments.”
Its core focus is in E, K/Ka and W band where it is the world leader at the highly desirable attenuation window of 94GHz, which allows the development of very high-resolution radar; applications of which include autonomous automotive, helicopter landing, satcomms, and massive data rate wireless communications. Arralis products, which are the ultimate in precision and innovation, are used in both global and space environments where accuracy and reliability are critical. Arralis works with some of the world’s largest aerospace, automotive, defense and communications companies.
The company is presently working with leading automotive OEMs and is seeking new customers who wish to evaluate the system. This rapidly scaling company showcased their new system at this year’s TU-Automotive Detroit Conference, June 4-6. Principal RF Engineer, Peter Ludlow, and Senior Technical Project Manager, Luke Curley attended the show, exhibiting at the Enterprise Ireland booth.
With a head office in Limerick, Ireland, Arralis also has subsidiaries in Belfast, Harwell and Manchester, UK. Arralis excels in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), packaged component modules, proprietary antenna technology, and integrated radar and communications front-end platforms.