Patents by Inventor Aria Eshraghi

Aria Eshraghi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190271776
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In a method for operating the radar system, at least one of one or more transmitters are configured to transmit modulated continuous-wave radio signals, while at least one of one or more receivers are configured to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the one or more transmitters and reflected from objects in the environment. The method further includes selectively modifying an operational parameter of at least one of the transmitters or at least one of the receivers. The selected operational parameter is modified to meet changing operational requirements of the radar sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190235050
    Abstract: A radar sensing system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is configured for installation and use in a vehicle and configured to transmit radio signals. The receiver is configured for installation and use in the vehicle and configured to receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitter and reflected from objects in an environment. The receiver includes a plurality of inputs and a plurality of low noise amplifiers (LNAs). Each input of the plurality of inputs is communicatively coupled to a corresponding LNA of the plurality of LNAs. The plurality of LNAs are co-located, and respective outputs of the plurality of LNAs are all directly coupled together at a connection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: James Maligeorgos, Aria Eshraghi, Ryan Lobo, Lysander Lim, Vito Giannini, Marius Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20190154796
    Abstract: A radar system for mobile applications includes transmitters and receivers. The transmitters are configured for installation and use in a mobile application. Each of the transmitters is configured to generate a radio signal. The receivers are configured for installation and use in the mobile application. Each of the receivers is configured to receive radio signals that include transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitters and reflected from objects in the environment. A first transmitter of the transmitters is configured to frequency modulate the transmitted radio signal using a shaped frequency pulse which is defined by a sequence of chips. The sequence of chips is selected to realize a selected frequency pulse shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali, Paul Dent
  • Patent number: 10261179
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190094353
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements. The system also adapts to changing environmental conditions including interfering radio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10191142
    Abstract: A method for determining a frequency modulation includes generating a symbol stream that is filtered, with multiple samples per period. Sample values represent samples of the filtered symbols at instants separated by intervals of a fraction of a time period between successive symbols. Samples of I and Q waveforms are calculated from frequency modulating a signal with the sequence of symbols. For each possible set of symbol values on which a waveform depends, an average waveform is produced over all symbol values outside the group; and on which the waveform is not to depend, all waveforms are superimposed within +/?half a period of the center symbol of each group having the same set of values and averaging the superimposed I, Q samples to produce for each group an averaged set of samples and an average waveform. Final I, Q values are stored for subsequent frequency modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali, Paul Dent
  • Patent number: 10145954
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10142133
    Abstract: A radar system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigator. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects. The receiver also processes the received radio signals to produce a sample stream. The interference mitigator successively (i) generates respective signals corresponding to the transmitted radio signals that are reflected from each of a plurality of objects, and (ii) adds the respective signals to the sample stream to form a modified sample stream. The addition of the respective signals removes interference from the sample stream due to the transmitted radio signals reflected from the plurality of objects. The receiver is configured to use the modified sample stream to detect a first object at a first range which is more distant than respective ranges of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20180329027
    Abstract: A radar system is described that comprises a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives interfering signals due to local signal coupling of transmitted signals. The local signal coupling comprises at least one interfering path or mechanism. The receiver is configured to output a replica of each of the interfering signals. Each replica is configured to replicate a particular interfering signal received. The receiver is configured to combine into a signal path a replica of an interfering signal to subtract the interfering signal from the signal path. The receiver receives the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitter and reflected from objects in an environment without saturating the signal path due to the subtraction of the interfering signal from the signal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Murtaza Ali, Paul W. Dent
  • Publication number: 20180259619
    Abstract: A method for determining a frequency modulation includes generating a symbol stream that is filtered, with multiple samples per period. Sample values represent samples of the filtered symbols at instants separated by intervals of a fraction of a time period between successive symbols. Samples of I and Q waveforms are calculated from frequency modulating a signal with the sequence of symbols. For each possible set of symbol values on which a waveform depends, an average waveform is produced over all symbol values outside the group; and on which the waveform is not to depend, all waveforms are superimposed within +/?half a period of the center symbol of each group having the same set of values and averaging the superimposed I, Q samples to produce for each group an averaged set of samples and an average waveform. Final I, Q values are stored for subsequent frequency modulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali, Paul Dent
  • Publication number: 20180259620
    Abstract: A radar system includes transmitters and receivers configured for installation and use in a vehicle. The transmitters transmit radio signals. The receivers receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in an environment. Each receiver has a controller, a buffer, and a post-buffer processor. The receiver processes the received radio signals and stored data samples in the buffer. The buffer operates in a plurality of modes defined by the controller. Two or more modes of operation of the plurality of modes are performed with a same set of data samples stored in the buffer. The post-buffer processor receives data samples from the buffer and performs at least one of correlation processing to determine object ranges, Doppler processing to determine object velocity, and, in combination with other receivers of the plurality of receivers, further processing to determine angular locations of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Monier Maher, Curtis Davis, Frederick Rush, Aria Eshraghi
  • Publication number: 20180252809
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180241822
    Abstract: A shared radar and communication system for a vehicle includes capabilities for radar detection and communication with vehicles equipped with similar systems. A transmitter transmits a modulated radio signal that is modulated based upon at least one of a first spreading code and a second spreading code. The second spreading code is defined by a first plurality of information bits. A receiver receives radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitter and reflected from objects in an environment. A control unit is configured to select the first plurality of information bits. The selection of the information bits encodes selected information for transmission via the transmitted modulated radio signal to be received by another radar sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Manju Hegde, Wayne E. Stark, Aria Eshraghi, Marius Goldenberg, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9989627
    Abstract: A radar system is described that comprises a transmitter, a receiver, a spillover cancellation unit, and a combiner. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives interfering signals due to local signal coupling of transmitted signals. The local signal coupling comprises at least one interfering path or mechanism. The spillover cancellation unit is configured to output a replica of each of the interfering signals. Each replica is configured to replicate a particular interfering signal received through a particular interfering path or mechanism. The combiner is configured to combine into a signal path of the receiver, a replica of an interfering signal to subtract the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path. The receiver receives the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment without saturating the signal path of the receiver due to the subtraction of the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Murtaza Ali, Paul W. Dent
  • Patent number: 9971020
    Abstract: A radar system includes transmitters and receivers configured for installation and use in a vehicle. The transmitters transmit radio signals. The receivers receive radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in an environment. Each receiver has an RF front end, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital signal processor, and a controller. The digital signal processor processes the data from the ADC and stores data samples in a buffer. The buffer operates in several modes defined by the controller. These modes include replay mode, loopback mode, quiet mode, and throttle mode. By controlling the buffer, the same received samples can be processed in multiple ways to generate information on targets at different ranges and velocities. The buffer is read out and the data is processed further to enable the radar system to determine range, velocity, and angle of targets in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Monier Maher, Curtis Davis, Frederick Rush, Aria Eshraghi
  • Patent number: 9954955
    Abstract: A shared radar and communication system for a vehicle includes capabilities for radar detection and communication with vehicles equipped with similar systems. The radar system is equipped with pluralities of transmit antennas and pluralities of receive antennas. The radar transmits a signal modulated with spread codes that are information bits. A receiver discriminates the signals sent from own transmitters and multiple reflections to detect objects of interest. In addition, the receiver discriminates signals transmitted from different systems on other vehicles. This requires the receiving system to have knowledge of the codes transmitted by the other vehicle. The receiving system determines the information bits sent by the other vehicle. If multiple radar systems on multiple vehicles use different sets of codes (but known to each other), the multiple systems can create a communication infra-structure in addition to radar detection and imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Manju Hegde, Wayne E. Stark, Aria Eshraghi, Marius Goldenberg, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9945935
    Abstract: A radar system for a vehicle includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits an amplified and frequency modulated radio signal. Each transmitter comprises a frequency generator, a code generator, a modulator, a constant-envelope power amplifier, and an antenna. The frequency generator generates the radio signal with a desired center frequency. The code generator generates a sequence of chips at a selected chiprate. A modulation interval between successive chips is a reciprocal of the chiprate. The modulator frequency modulates the radio signal using shaped frequency pulses. The shaped frequency pulses correspond to a first signal, the frequency of which deviates from the desired center frequency during each of the modulation intervals according to a selected pulse shape. The selected pulse shape is determined by the generated sequence of chips. The constant-envelope power amplifier amplifies the frequency modulated radio signal at a desired transmit power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali, Paul Dent
  • Publication number: 20180100918
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180048493
    Abstract: A radar system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigator. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects. The receiver also processes the received radio signals to produce a sample stream. The interference mitigator successively (i) generates respective signals corresponding to the transmitted radio signals that are reflected from each of a plurality of objects, and (ii) adds the respective signals to the sample stream to form a modified sample stream. The addition of the respective signals removes interference from the sample stream due to the transmitted radio signals reflected from the plurality of objects. The receiver is configured to use the modified sample stream to detect a first object at a first range which is more distant than respective ranges of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20180031675
    Abstract: A radar system is described that comprises a transmitter, a receiver, a spillover cancellation unit, and a combiner. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives interfering signals due to local signal coupling of transmitted signals. The local signal coupling comprises at least one interfering path or mechanism. The spillover cancellation unit is configured to output a replica of each of the interfering signals. Each replica is configured to replicate a particular interfering signal received through a particular interfering path or mechanism. The combiner is configured to combine into a signal path of the receiver, a replica of an interfering signal to subtract the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path. The receiver receives the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment without saturating the signal path of the receiver due to the subtraction of the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Murtaza Ali, Paul W. Dent