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Infineon Austria Innovation Award 2017 - Category "PhD"
Dr. Alexander Melzer

Infineon Austria yearly honors outstanding PhD theses with the "Innovation Award". Among several nominees from all over Austria, Alexander Melzer convinced the expert jury and was awarded for the best and most innovative PhD thesis in 2017. The award ceremony took place at the Infineon Austria Headquarter in Villach on April 24, 2017. The award is endowed with 2.500€ price money. (Link)


Houska Award 2017
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer, Dr. Alexander Melzer, Dr. Alexander Onic, Dr. Rainer Stuhlberger and Dr. Florian Starzer

The Houska Award is the largest Austrian price for industry-oriented research and yearly honors outstanding projects. This year the ISP was nominated for the five best among the total 27 contributions in the category “University Research” with the project “Short-Range Leakage Cancelation in FMCW Radar Transceiver MMICs Using an Artificial On-Chip Target” (German title: “Unterdrückung kritischer Signalreflexionen zur Erhöhung der Reichweite von hochintegrierten KFZ-Radar-Abstandssensoren”). The nomination was carried out in a two-step procedure from an advisory board and an expert jury. The project team received the award, which is endowed with 10.000€ for the institute, on May 4, 2017 at the ceremony in Vienna.

An introductory video of our project canbe found here:


German VDE ITG Award 2016
Dr. Alexander Melzer and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer

The German ITG award of the VDE yearly honors three to four outstanding scientific publications in the field of information technology. This year the Institute of Signal Processing has been awarded with this renowned price for the contribution

Alexander Melzer, Alexander Onic, Florian Starzer, and Mario Huemer, „Short-Range Leakage Cancelation in FMCW Radar Transceivers Using an Artificial On-Chip Target," In IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 9, No. 8, pp. 1650-1660, December 2015.

The authors received the award, which is endowed with 3.000.- Euro of price money, on November 29, 2016 as part of the VDE Hauptstadtforum in Berlin.


Johann Puch Automotive Awards 2016
Dr. Alexander Melzer and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer

In memory oft the Austrian automotive pioneer Johann Puch, every year outstanding scientific works in the field of automotive engineering are recognized. Among the many submissions from the german-speaking area, the contribution of Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Melzer and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer entitled „Mitigation of Bumper Reflections for Increased Range and Accuracy in Automotive Radar Systems“ was awarded with the third price of the Johann Puch Automotive Awards 2016, endowed with 2.000€ price money. The ceremony took place in Bad Radkersburg on September 15, 2016.


Johann Puch Automotive Awards 2016

Young Scientist Award of Excellence 2015
Dr. Alexander Melzer

The Young Scientist Award of the U.R.S.I. Kleinheubacher conference yearly acknowledges exceptional work of young researches. Among a large number of submissions a preselection of six researchers is, based on their scientific contribution, invited to give a talk at the conference. Finally, in consideration of both the written paper and the presentation, two researchers are awarded for the Young Scientist Award of Excellence, endowed with 1,200€ price money. In 2015, Alexander Melzer from the Institute of Signal Processing from the Johannes Kepler University Linz was awarded with this research price.
With his contribution “Short-Range Leakage Cancelation in FMCW Radar Transceivers Using an Artificial On-Chip Target“ he presented his concept to increase the sensitivity and range of automotive radar distance sensors, for which a patent has been filed in January 2015. To achieve this, unwanted signal reflections originating from the car’s own bumper are canceled almost entirely. Ultimately, the novel approach is the first of its kind that allows for a holistic integration within so-called “Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits“.
The research project is conducted at the Institute of Signal Processing under supervision of Prof. Mario Huemer and carried out in cooperation with DICE Danube Integrated Circuit Engineering GmbH & Co KG (a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG). It is funded by the Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics (ACCM).


Houska award 2014
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Unterrieder and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer.

The winners of the annual Houska award were presented in Vienna within a spectacular gala. The Institute of Signal Processing was nominated and rewarded with 10.000 Euro for the project "Efficient and accurate estimation of internal cell parameters in battery management fuel gauge chips", which was a cooperation between the JKU, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and Infineon Technologies in Villach.
An introductory video of our project can be seen here.
A recapitulation of the gala can be seen here.


Houska award 2013
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer and Dipl.Ing. Christian Lederer

have been within the ten finalists of the Houska award 2013 for their project "Efficient cancellation of intermodulation noise in mobile communication transceiver chips". The work, which represents the results of a cooperation between the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, DMCE Linz, and ACCM Linz, has been rewarded with 10.000 Euro from the B&C foundation.