From environmental sensor data to information to decision to wisdom – Application of leading edge technologies as enabler for future autonomous systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Kahmen

IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik

The increasing trend towards automatization and autonomous mobility in complex environments depends on the availability of high performance sensor technology and data processing. Beside the need for leading edge sensor technologies one substantial challenge is the tremendous amount of data to be processed in real time and under high level security considerations. A requirement to cope with this challenge is the availability highly efficient data processing methods.
This talk gives an overview of state of the art technologies and approaches to meet the future challenge of highly automated systems – from environmental sensor data to wisdom.

Gerhard Kahmen received his Diploma (Dipl-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering (Diplom) at the technical university of Aachen (RWTH) in 1997 and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Ulm University in 2016. From 1998 to 2000 he worked for Philips Semiconductors in Nimegen / The Netherlands on Power Amplifier Modules for handsets. In 2001 he joined the Test & Measurement division of Rohde & Schwarz in Munich where he developed high dynamic range broadband mixed signal ASICs for test & measurement equipment. From 2008 to 2010 he was responsible for a mixed-signal ASIC R&D team as a director of engineering. From 2011 to 2019 Gerhard Kahmen was responsible for the worldwide mixed signal ASIC R&D activities of Rohde & Schwarz in a Vice President position. Since 2020 he is in the position of the scientific director at the IHP / Frankfurt (Oder) and holds a full professorship for semiconductor technology at Brandenburg Technical University (BTU). His research interests are broadband RF / Mixed-Signal ASICs with high dynamic range and ultra-high speed digital to analog converters for direct digital RF signal generation.