Navigational aid with adaptive radar

Mervi Hirvonen (Inventor), Tero Kiuru (Inventor), Janne Häkli (Inventor), Pekka Pursula (Inventor)

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    A portable electronic navigational aid (104) e.g. for the blind (102), comprising a radio frequency, preferably millimeter wave, radar (218) with at least one transmitting (TX) channel and a plurality of receiving (RX) channels, at least one orientation sensor (220) configured to obtain data indicative of the orientation of the radar, and a processing element (210) configured to adaptively control (500, 602) the beamforming of the radar based on the data provided by the orientation sensor. A corresponding method is presented. An accessory, such as a replaceable cover, containing a radio frequency radar for attaching to an electronic host device is presented.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberEP3193810
    IPCG01S 13/ 90 A I
    Priority date14/09/15
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2017
    MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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