Wireless Localization of Systems in Production and Assembly Lines

The continuous tracking of tool positions and means of transport is an important factor in terms of efficiency and tracking of safety relevant production steps. The research project Wireless Localization of Systems in Production Lines (NaLoSysPro) developed a miniaturized 24 GHz radar positioning system in order to determine the distance, angle and velocity of objects by signal time-of-flight measurement.

 

Within the NaLoSysPro consortium Fraunhofer IZM was responsible for the development of a miniaturized 24 GHz transponder module manufactured in thin film multilayer technology.

The miniaturized transponder module consist of

  • a glass wafer substrate
  • the RF CMOS frontend chip set
  • SMD passive components and
  • two 24 GHz antennas, one for the RX- and one for the TX-signal path