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Dr. Jürgen Hasch

Remotely sensing the environment using electromagnetic waves

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke
Dr. Jürgen Hasch

I studied electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. After graduation, I joined Bosch Research. Today I am a senior expert in RF technology, responsible for leading-edge RF sensing technologies at Bosch. Our group is working on advancing integrated radar technology, mainly for 77 GHz automotive radar. To do this, we closely collaborate with our business units and leading partners from industry and academia.

Curriculum vitae

Robert Bosch GmbH


Senior Expert in RF Technologies at Corporate Research

University of Stuttgart


Received the Dr.-Ing. Degree from the University of Stuttgart

Robert Bosch GmbhH


Joined Robert Bosch GmbH Corporate Research in Gerlingen

Robert Bosch GmbH


Graduation from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with the degree Dipl.-Ing.

Selected publications

  • Publications

    D. Schindler et al. (2018)

    MIMO-OFDM Radar Using a Linear Frequency Modulated Carrier to Reduce Sampling Requirements
    • D. Schindler, B. Schweizer, C. Knill, J. Hasch, C. Waldschmidt
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol.66, issue 7
  • Publications

    M. S. Dadash et al. (2017)

    Design of Low-Power Active Tags for Operation With 77–81-GHz FMCW Radar
    • M. S. Dadash, J. Hasch, P. Chevalier, A. Cathelin, N. Cahoon, S. P. Voinigescu
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, issue 12
  • Publications

    S. Shopov (2017)

    Ultralow-Power Radar Sensors for Ambient Sensing in the V-Band
    • S. Shopov, M. G. Girma, J. Hasch, N. Cahoon, S. P. Voinigescu
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, issue 12
  • Publications

    A. Frischen et al. (2017)

    A Cooperative MIMO Radar Network Using Highly Integrated FMCW Radar Sensors
    • A. Frischen, J. Hasch, C. Waldschmidt
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, issue 4
  • Publications

    S. Shopov et al. (2016)

    A 234–261-GHz 55-nm SiGe BiCMOS Signal Source with 5.4–7.2 dBm Output Power, 1.3% DC-to-RF Efficiency, and 1-GHz Divided-Down Output
    • S. Shopov, A. Balteanu, J. Hasch, P. Chevalier, A. Cathelin, S. P. Voinigescu
    • IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, issue 9
  • Publications

    Y. Sun et al. (2013)

    A low-cost miniature 120GHz SiP FMCW/CW radar sensor with software linearization
    • Y. Sun, M. Marinkovic, G. Fischer, W. Winkler, W. Debski, S. Beer, T. Zwick, M. G. Girma, J. Hasch, C. J. Scheytt
    • IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
  • Publications

    J. Hasch et al. (2012)

    Millimeter-wave technology for automotive radar sensors in the 77 GHz frequency band
    • J. Hasch, E. Topak, R. Schnabel, T. Zwick, R. Weigel, C. Waldschmidt
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 60, issue 3
  • Publications

    I. Sarkas (2012)

    A Fundamental Frequency 120-GHz SiGe BiCMOS Distance Sensor With Integrated Antenna
    • I. Sarkas, J. Hasch, A. Balteanu, S. P. Voinigescu
    • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 60, issue 3

Interview with Dr. Jürgen Hasch

Senior Expert for Radio Frequency Technology

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.
My main reason for working in research is curiosity. This is especially important when working on high-frequency technology, seen by many as "black magic" that is hard to comprehend. Curiosity takes you from a first idea through the frustration of when things don't work at first, and gives you a fulfilling sense of achievement when the idea that has been conceived is working. The most fulfilling part of research, however, is working together with a broad range of gifted and motivated individuals and groups from all over the world, starting with my colleagues at the research campus in Renningen, where there is an incredibly broad range of expertise, through the students and PhD students working on their theses, to the collaborations with researchers from the world’s best universities. This brings together a unique and nearly unprecedented mix of talents.

What makes research done at Bosch so special?
Research at Bosch is clearly different to any other company I know in that it is, on the one side, independent from the product development of the business units and free to pursue novel and interesting ideas. On the other side, close cooperation to ensure a successful knowledge transfer is actively sought and lived.

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?
The most important topic currently is automotive radar for driver assistance and highly automated driving. Radar is seen as an essential sensor in these applications, with robust performance in harsh environmental conditions, providing information unfazed by darkness, rain, or snow. As sensors need to provide more and better information, they get more complex. This means antennas, RF and baseband electronics, signal processing, and software development move very close together and depend on each other. New topics like compressed sensing, machine learning, and data fusion become important and require not only the knowledge of the domain experts, but also a good understanding in the whole team to continue providing world-leading research.

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?
With a maturing radar technology, the challenge moves from sensing radar signals with the highest performance to making sense of all of the information the sensor provides. This can work in two directions: making a sensor that is as simple and low-cost as possible so that only the required data is sensed or sensing with the highest resolution and processing the sensor information with the best-known algorithms so precise and detailed information can be generated, for example for sensor fusion with video and lidar data, which is currently very hard. A completely new topic is that we are entering a world where quantum effects move from being a fringe effect to becoming a key property. This might be single semiconductor structures of a few nm, quantum effects in materials we want to measure, or quantum computing. These topics are moving from the world of the physicist into the realm of engineering. It looks like high-frequency circuits and quantum electrodynamics will play an important part here.

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?
For driver assistance, the relation to "Invented for life" is clear: Protect the passengers of a vehicle, other traffic participants, and most importantly vulnerable road users like pedestrians from accidents. The better a radar sensor perceives a traffic scene together with other sensors, the better the vehicle can react.

Dr. Jürgen Hasch
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Dr. Jürgen Hasch
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