Abstracts

Two days, 5 themes, over 30 inspiring presentations

Presentation at SSI International 2020 are grouped into 5 key themes which collectively provide complete coverage of the global sensors industry.

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2020 Speakers Include

AEye
Artilux
Aryballe
Blickfeld
Bosch Sensortec
Broadcom
EPIC
ficonTEC
Henkel
IHS Markit
Ilika Technologies
IMEC
IQE
LeaddarTech
Lightricity
Lumotive
On-Scale
Outsight
Photon Delta
Renovo
Sensuron
ST Microelectronics
Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT)
Vision Markets
Yole Développement

2020 Presentation Abstracts

Autonomous Transport & Delivery: LiDAR / Sonics / Digital Cameras
Panel Session

LIDAR: Challenges and opportunities

The applications of LIDAR are so broad that seem to be only limited by human imagination. In recent (and not so recent) years we have seen the constant consideration and deployment of LIDARs for distance measurements in agriculture, archaeology, automotive, geology, atmospheric monitoring, law enforcement, military, mining, astronomy,.. But every application has their own by their system integrators, with different degrees of difficulty and maturity. In particular, in the automotive industry, some OEMs envision to place LIDARs in headlights and taillights, bumpers, roof, and other places in the car, at low cost, high durability, low maintenance, high stability, etc. Each of these locations with different required specifications. The goal of this panel is to bring together different TIER1 suppliers and OEMs from different market segments and applications, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the LIDAR supply chain.

MODERATOR
Jose Pozo
EPIC

AEye - Presentation title TBC

Presented by Barry Behnken, AEye co-founder and SVP of Engineering, AEye

Awaiting presentation abstract.

All roads lead to advanced semiconductors materials or Driving Materials Technology

Presented by Mark Furlong, Executive Vice President, IQE

In recent years there has been increasing interest in sensor technologies across a wide range of applications. Whilst industrial and consumer applications have driven the first wave of sensor activities, the acceleration of connected autonomous vehicles is focussing attention on advanced sensor technologies such as LiDAR. Dr Furlong's presentation shines a light on the key materials developments that provide the underpinning technologies that are essential to make LiDAR enabled autonomous vehicles a reality in terms of both cost and performance.

Artilux - Presentation title TBC

Presented by Neil Na, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Artilux

Awaiting presentation abstract.

Design insights in the quest for viable automotive LiDAR

Presented by Bill Colleran, President & CEO, Lumotive

Today’s LiDAR solutions are either too expensive or don’t meet the demanding performance requirements for automotive applications, which include long range, wide field of view, high resolution and frame rate at aggressive cost, size, weight and power (C-SWAP) targets -- all while meeting rigorous automotive reliability standards. This talk analyzes the underlying physics governing the behavior of LiDAR systems and derives important insights into the design imperatives required to deliver viable products for the automotive market. We will present these insights and demonstrate how Lumotive can build a high-performance, low-cost LiDAR system based on Liquid Crystal Metasurface technology that utilizes proven silicon manufacturing processes to enable a solid-state, reliable sensor.

Enabling full situation awareness with 3D semantic cameras

Presented by Raul Bravo, President Co-Founder of Outsight, Outsight

We define Situation Awareness by the ability to simultaneously perform Perception, Localisation and Comprehension of the environment.This ability is fundamental to any Smart Machine such as a self-driving car: it is a prerequisite to take action in the real world. The initial approach of the industry to solve this key challenge has been to increase the capabilities of separated sensors like LiDAR, Cameras, Radar, IMUs; combine them via Sensor Fusion and process the resulting data using Machine Learning (ML) on powerful computing platforms. However, the Scalability and Reliability levels required for mass-produced Smart Machines can’t be achieved without solving the new challenges that this approach creates, including the problems of Calibration, Synchronisation, Latency, Energy consumption, Cost and “explainability”. We will introduce in the presentation a new technical solution and the working principles of its main components: The combination of a novel broadband laser imager with an innovative processing approach that allows for an industry’s first real-time Full Situation Awareness in a standalone device, including the identification of the Material composition of objects (Skin, plastic, metal...) We'll explore how this new technology will not only accelerate the emergence of fully automated Smart Machines like L4-L5 Self-Driving Cars, Robots, and Autonomous Flying Taxis but will also bring the safety benefits of Full Situation Awareness to the current man-controlled machines like L1-L3 ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems), Construction/Mining equipment, Helicopters and many more.

LiDAR | Evolution in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems - The Autonomous Shuttle Opportunity

Presented by Heinz Oyrer, Director, Strategic Partnerships, LeaddarTech

Awaiting presentation abstract.

Sunshine, tunnels, bridges – the state of the art of automotive vision in difficult lighting

Presented by Ronald Müller, Founder, Vision Markets

Autonomous vehicles need to rely on their visual perception of the road course, other road users, and traffic signs etc. at all times. Image sensors and thus automotive cameras often struggle with scenes of mixed brightness, such es entries and exits of tunnels, bridge underpasses, or low frontal sunlight. To capture all required image details in very dark and very bright areas, cameras need to show a so called High Dynamic Range (HDR). This presentation will introduce the state of the art in High Dynamic Range imaging based on practical experiments with latest automotive image sensors from leading OEMs.

The new generation of MEMS LiDAR for autonomous transport

Presented by Florian Petit, Founder, Blickfeld

In the past, LiDAR systems struggled with a number of problems: they were lacking in efficiency and robustness and were far too expensive for the automotive mass market. LiDAR sensors based on MEMS mirrors are a promising solution. However, MEMS mirrors available today have small mirror sizes of a few millimeters. Their performance in terms of range and field of view is therefore limited. Blickfeld has developed its own MEMS mirrors. With generous dimensions of more than 10 millimeters mirror diameter, which enables better performance. The mirror size is determined by various factors, which Blickfeld will discuss in this talk.

The race to a low-cost LIDAR system

Presented by Dexin Chen, Senior Technology Analyst, IHS Markit

IHS Markit will provide an overview of the different flavours of LiDAR , the supply chain, commercial aspects and the potential for each. Further, IHS Markit research will benchmark different LiDAR implementation approaches regarding cost, maturity timeline, and integration with other sensors. A review of the current LiDAR supply chain will also be given covering the big players as well as some promising start-ups.

Presentation title to be confirmed

Presented by ficonTEC

Awaiting presentation abstract.

 
Healthcare & Wellness: Wearables / Portables / Fixed Diagnostics

Digital Olfaction: The next innovation in wearable technology

Presented by Tristan Rousselle, Founder & Deputy CEO, Aryballe

Awaiting presentation abstract.

Functional printing inks for smart sensor solutions

Presented by Inge van der Meulen, Henkel

Functional inks and printed electronics solutions are offered by Henkel for many years to enable production of traditional membrane switches and more recent smart sensors. Using printed circuits, this can be done in an easy and economically attractive way. Application areas widely vary from healthcare, industry 4.0, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and many more. In this presentation the possibilities with printed electronics and the use of functional inks will be further illustrated by a few of the many applications already on the market today.

Integrated Photonics: Enabler of disruptive innovation in Healthcare

Presented by Giuseppe Coppola, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Photon Delta

Integration of multiple photonics functions on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) brings significant reduction in size, weight and costs compared to bulk optics and discrete implementations, as such enabling innovative disruptive applications in many markets, including healthcare. The presentation will give an overview of the applications where a PIC-based sensing solution is expected to deliver most value and will zoom in on some of the most promising opportunities addressed within PhotonDelta such as a.o. low-cost OCT devices for Point-of-care, low-cost and rapid biomarker analysis for application in Life Science research and Point-of-care Diagnostics, Fiber-Optics-Sensing enabled applications for improved in-vivo diagnostics and treatment.

Next generation health devices: from wearables over invisibles to ingestibles

Presented by Nick Van Helleputte, IMEC

Remote home monitoring via wearables is rapidly gaining popularity, thanks to ever more complex vital signs recording and data analytics that are embedded into single devices. True system-on-chips (SoCs) push the envelope of power and form factor. While wearables are becoming more common-place, novel health sensing paradigms appear. Non-contact sensing technologies enable vital signs sensing without requiring any physical contact to the human body, while ingestible sensing technology could potentially provide a holistic view of the human GI system and metabolic health. This talk will focus on technological innovations needed in this space.

Presentation title to be confirmed

Presented by ST Microelectronics

Awaiting presentation abstract.

 
Edge Data Analytics: AI / Machine Learning / Big Data

Sensors, Data and the IIoT journey to maturity

Presented by Alex West, Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Technology, IHS Markit

Awaiting presentation abstract.

Software and AI boosting MEMS sensor technology for next generation IoT devices

Presented by Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn, Senior Manager Strategic Marketing, Bosch Sensortec

While hardware and especially MEMS sensors will remain a crucial part in CE and IoT devices, intelligence provided by smart algorithms within the sensors, that means at the very edge of the system, will gain more and more importance. In his presentation Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn will introduce specific use case examples and will also give an outlook of the role of software and AI within MEMS sensors for current and new applications.

TLT’s new biosensing and digital health platform: the unique convergence of 5G technologies, Medicine, AI and Machine learning into a new paradigm of powerful data insights

Presented by Sandeep Shah, CEO, Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT)

Awaiting presentation abstract.

Presentation title to be confirmed

Presented by Chris Heiser, Co-Founder / CEO, Renovo

Awaiting presentation abstract.

 
Harsh Environments: Space / Aviation & Aerospace / Subsurface & Extreme Heavy Industry

Developments in the high-end inertial sensor market for harsh environments

Presented by Dimitrios Damianos, TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET ANALYST – IMAGING & MEMS, Yole Développement

High-end inertial sensors are widely used in harsh and demanding environments such as industry, commercial aerospace, naval, space and defense applications, where excellent navigation and positioning is needed for critical missions. Due to the growth of all kinds of autonomous systems and for use especially in GPS-denied environments, inertial sensors have been ever so pertinent. Increased military spending from US and also geopolitical tensions in middle east, could drive a slightly higher demand for autonomous aerial, naval and land systems (UAV, UGV, LAV, MAV, ROV, etc) where high-end inertial sensors could benefit. In this presentation, Yole will provide an overview of the market and technologies for high end inertial sensors as well as market and technology trends for accelerometers, gyroscopes and IMU/AHRS/INS (for example photonic FOG, IMU integration in robotic cars, etc).

Extended temperature range Solid State Batteries for Industrial IoT

Presented by Denis Pasero, Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika Technologies

This presentation will describe the requirements and challenges in designing Industrial IoT wireless sensing nodes for predictive maintenance and data acquisition intended to operate over wide temperature ranges. A review of the components integrated in these autonomous devices will be given, with emphasis on the power elements. The requirement of the energy storage element will be discussed in terms of long life (desire to avoid changing batteries regularly), small size (need for smaller non-obtrusive devices), energy density (to provide to ever increasing functionality) and operating temperature (considering operations up to 125°C). Various solutions will be provided and compared depending on the use case, including cabling, conventional batteries, supercapacitors, solid state batteries and energy harvesting.

Fibre Optic Sensing for Extreme Environments

Presented by Alex Tongue, Research Development and Applications Engineer, Sensuron

Fiber optics are replacing traditional sensors in many applications thanks to their noise immunity as well as their size, weight and power (SWaP) advantages that outperform strain gauges and thermocouples. A single fiber optic sensor can deliver data from all along its length compared to the point-specific data collected by conventional sensors. Fiber optics can measure strain, temperature, pressure, vibration and more for applications involving the most extreme conditions such as inside engines, power plants, nuclear reactors, aircraft, or in space, conflict zones and across heavy industries. This Sensuron presentation will describe how engineers are utilizing Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) fiber optic strain measurements to derive distributed shape. OFDR offers the ability to acquire strain measurements continuously along the length of an optical fiber. Coupled with fiber’s flexible routing options, this allows the capture of various data components of strain continuously or quasi-continuously along the length of substrates to which fibers are bonded. Sensuron has successfully applied its technologies in programmes working with NASA, SpaceX, Airbus, Boeing, Virgin Galactic, the Ministry of Defence and Tel Aviv University amongst many.

Optical Sensors: The light at the end of the tunnel

Presented by Magnus Ahlstedt, Senior Business Development Manager, Broadcom

The road for optical sensors to enter mainstream acceptance has been, for the lack of at better expression, ‘bumpy.’ Solid-state light sources and detectors are thought to behave non-deterministically, which is an engineering nightmare! Despite challenges, we increasingly see ways in which optical sensors now play a vital role in security and other safety-critical applications such as facial recognition, LiDAR, gas sensing and structural monitoring. Broadcom (Formerly Avago Technologies) has for several decades integrated solid-state sensing into the harshest of environments and extreme applications including heavy industry, security, defense, energy generation and many others. We will discuss ways that this expertise benefits ongoing development and integration efforts with highlighted case studies pointing to greater performance enhancements and energy savings made possible with the creative application of optical sensing technologies.

Ultra-high efficiency photovoltaic energy harvesting for challenging environments

Presented by Mathieu Bellanger, Lightricity

Lightricity will present a ultra-high efficient photovoltaic energy harvesting technology that can convert natural and artificial light with over 30% efficiency, even under harsh environments. We will show how this unique technology can provide sufficient electrical power to a wide range of wireless IoT devices and sensors, and how it can be implemented into challenging applications where efficiency, mechanical robustness, and resistance to elevated temperatures (>200C) is paramount. The presentation will also cover specific use cases and on-going projects for network rail monitoring, medical devices and aerospace.

 
Simulation and Automation: Industry 4.0 & IIoT / Automation & Autonomy / Smart City

Cloud Engineering Simulation - A Game Changer for MEMS and Sensor Engineers

Presented by Ian Campbell, CEO, On-Scale

For decades, MEMS and sensor engineers have relied on expensive and slow desktop simulation tools to simulate and optimize MEMS and sensor devices. Legacy desktop simulation is slow, expensive, and doesn't yield highly accurate results in 3D. Today, more leading MEMS and sensor companies are turning to the power of Cloud Engineering Simulation - advanced 3D multiphysics solvers running on cloud supercomputers - to implement true "digital prototyping" R&D processes. Digital prototypes are complete digital representations of a physical device and yield all of the bench-top test data an engineer would expect from a real prototype, but delivered at a fraction of the time and cost of a physical prototype. Learn how market-leading MEMS and sensor companies are minimizing risk, cost, and time-to-market for new designs by leveraging Cloud Engineering Simulation and Digital Prototypes.

 

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