Surveillance and Security Radar Applications

System design, software, FPGA and hardware development for multi-media capabilities

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The Challenge

Design a cost effective 24GHz FMCW Radar used in surveillance and security applications.

Client: FLIR SYSTEMS – NASDAQ: FLIR.

Location: SANTA BARBARA, CA, USA

Develop a cost-effective radar solution that integrates 24GHz RF modules with DSP SoC in a small footprint, very low power consumption and long-range performance.

Overcome the significant challenge of optimizing DSP algorithms which are generally executed on a high-performance CPU or FPGA and porting them into the SHAVE HW accelerators of the Myriad-2 SoC.

Louis Tremblay, Systems Engineer

FLIR Systems provides superpower vision by helping people around the world save lives, protect the environment and enhance productivity. FLIR is building more than innovative technologies; they are building a more sustainable, efficient and safer future.

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

Up to this point, radar algorithms have only been deployed on high performance CPUs. However, Orthogone was able to use a highly integrated SoC typically used in computer vision system by customizing and optimizing these FMCW Radar algorithms. This solution vastly decreased the size and cost of the radar system.

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The Breakthrough Innovation

The Result

Multiple field trials and successful demos have been completed. Technical risks have been mitigated and project is now moving forward with a second iteration to bring the product to market.

HARDWARE DESIGN

HARDWARE (ELECTRONIC) DESIGN OF A HIGHLY-INTEGRATED DIGITAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB), INCLUDING:

  • Hardware and mechanical design concept and architecture
  • Power supply design (PoE)
  • Hardware design of a high-density CPU sub-system based on Movidius (Intel) Myriad-2 System on a Chip (SoC) and multiple peripherals (USB 3.0, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Hardware and FPGA design of an Intel MAX10 FPGA
  • Hardware design of an add-on GNSS board based on U-blox CAM-M8 solution
  • Functional hardware boards bring-up, tests, and integration with RF front-end module

SOFTWARE DESIGN

  • Board Support Package and device drivers
  • Software design and optimization of Radar detection and tracking algorithms
  • Porting of algorithms typically running on FPGA and/or high-performance CPU to a chain of HW accelerators part of the Myriad-2 SoC
  • Memory and CPU bandwidth optimization
  • Manufacturing information, calibration
  • Functional bring-up, tests, HW/SW integration and field trials

Technology
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  • SoC: Intel (Movidius) Myriad-2
  • FPGA: Intel Max-10
  • ADI: 24GHz FMCW Radar chipset (4) solution
  • PoE solution

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Dorval, Québec, Canada
H9P 2W9

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