ADOSE addresses five breakthrough sensing technologies, with the goal to improve the current state-of-the-art in terms of performance, reliability and costs:

  • FIR-add-on sensor (FIR), with good thermal and spatial resolution at lower cost, to be combined to a high resolution imager for enhanced night vision applications (more reliable obstacle detection and classification).

    VRU Image by FIR camera

    UMICORE molded GASIR® lenses.

  • Low-cost multi-functional and multi-spectral CMOS vision sensor (MFOS), detecting critical environmental parameters (fog, rain, …) and providing, at the same time, information on the driving scenario (oncoming vehicles, VRUs in night conditions, …).

    MFOS sensor prototype
    (1st generation)

    ST VL5510 automotive imager

  • High spatial resolution and low-cost 3D range camera (3DCAM), based on 3D packaging, optical CMOS and laser radar technologies for short range safety requirements (high-speed object recognition and distance measurement, e.g. for Pre-crash).

    Structure of vertically integrated pixels

    Example of through-Si via

  • Harmonic radar combined to passive nonlinear reflector and active tags (HR-PTAG and HR-ATAG), enabling easy detection of traffic obstacles and vulnerable road users, and their identification, even in dark or adverse weather conditions.

    VRUs detection in urban scenarios

    Use case of passive and active tag with harmonic radar

  • High temporal resolution and low-cost bio-inspired silicon retina stereo sensor (SRS), addressing time critical decision applications.

    SRS sensor prototype

    Typical output of SRS sensor