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Awards

Upper Austrian Road Safety Award 2021

DI Michael Gerstmair was presented with the Upper Austrian Road Safety Award in the category of "Research".

DI Michael Gerstmair, a graduate of the degree program in Electronics and Information Technology, works at Infineon and is about to complete his doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Signal Processing (dissertation supervisor: Prof. Mario Huemer). His winning submission focused on radar sensors, a key component of modern driver assistance systems as well as part of adaptive cruise control, lane-changing systems, and implementing emergency brake systems. Continual advancements will make a lasting contribution to road safety. As part of a research project at the JKU and in cooperation with Infineon Technologies Linz, researchers and scientists are continually working on sensor advancements. Future vehicles will contain highly accurate imaging radar sensors capable of detecting and localizing road users. The project aims to monitor certain safety-relevant parameters efficiently and automatically in order to ensure the sensor’s functional operational safety.

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von links: Michael Gerstmair; Landesrat Günther Steinkellner from left: Michael Gerstmair; Landesrat Günther Steinkellner ©Land OÖ/Daniel Kauder

Landespreis für Innovation 2017

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer and Dr. Alexander Melzer

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”) won the "Landespreis für Innovation 2017". Press releases and articles about the award ceremony can be found here: Link1, opens an external URL in a new windowLink2, opens an external URL in a new window, PDF1, opens a filePDF2, opens a file.

 

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.

 

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:

 

Winner of the Houska Award 2017
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.

 

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, opens an external URL in a new window.
A recapitulation of the gala can be seen here, opens an external URL in a new window.