Continuous wave radar systems work even in rough environments without contact but with high precision, which makes them especially interesting for industrial measuring technologies. The sensor system requirements are high in this area: They have to be build robust, economical and compact, and at the same time offer a high distance resolution. All of these requirements are only met by systems in the upper millimeter wave range. The project team of HYPATIA develops high-performance and industrial-suited packaging technologies that are meant to be used in the hybrid integration of circuits made of silicon-germanium and mHEMT circuits.
Aim of the project is the provision of a robust electrical hetero-integrated maximum frequency technology with a wide bandwidth for industrial use that is suitable for the mass market.