The talk will cover the basic concepts and technologies in automotive radar design. The key elements - antenna and analog front end would be touched upon and the signal processor will be dealt with more detail. Waveforms, processing of high bandwidth signal using stretch processing and the appropriate detection and estimation techniques would be discussed. TCS has job vacancy for PhDs and Masters in this domain. Dr. Selvam will be available after the talk to discuss details with Interested students who are likely to graduate soon.
Pannir received his PhD in Multi-Layer Wireless Relay Networks from IITB and MTech in Communication and Radar Engineering from IITD. He also possesses degrees in Electronics and Mathematics. He joined Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 2015 as Chief Architect and drives automotive and defence radar projects with two teams positioned in Bengaluru and Pune. He works in the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) domain and also conducts competency development programmes in radar signal processing. Before joining TCS, he was an Engineering Group Manager in Delphi Automotive Systems, where he was involved in radar and sensor fusion projects for various OEMs like BMW, Hyundai and Volvo. Before Delphi, he was an Associate Director with Cognizant Technology Solutions. His responsibility was to drive innovative projects which included a first-of-its-kind autonavigation of telepresence robot using LiDAR. Earlier in the Indian Navy and DRDO, he has designed and developed an active sonar receiver for a submarine and involved in various radar and communications projects. He has headed the electrical and weapon system departments of a war ship and a research lab as a Commander taking care of all the radars, sonars and other sensors along with creating an OFDM based underwater communication system. Pannir has rich experience in signal processing with his involvement in designing and implementation of algorithms of various sensors while also maintaining them in his career of more than three decades.