Samsung Thales signs Development Agreement with Novelda

April 16, 2013

Samsung Thales will develop a vehicle-mounted land mine detector using Novelda's nanoscale impulse radar system.

OSLO, Norway -- /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Thales, Co., Ltd. (South Korea) has launched the development program of Vehicle-mounted Land Mine Detector. Samsung Thales' development will be based on the Novelda NVA6100 Nanoscale Impulse Radar system.

Land mines left behind from wars worldwide are one of the century's main unsolved problems of war and remain the focus of humanitarian mine detection and removal.

Novelda is proud to contribute to this development.

"The Novelda Impulse Radar is a complete CMOS radar system integrated on a single chip, an electromagnetic high precision sensor for human vital sign monitoring, personal security, environmental monitoring, industrial automation and other novel sensor applications," says Novelda's CMO Aage Kalsaeg.

In comparison to traditional technology, the Novelda NVA6100 Impulse Radar system offers several improvements and value added features.

The ability to detect objects behind obstacles, coupled with increased speed and high sensitivity, not only makes it complementary and/or a substitute for existing technologies such as ultrasound, video and infrared sensors, but it has catered new areas of applications as well.

The Novelda Impulse Radar system successfully caters to sensor applications across a range of sectors including health monitoring (including stress and pulse monitoring), medical diagnosis (including heart beat monitoring and 3D RF-imaging), automotive and industrial (including distance and road obstacle detection), security surveillance (such as motion detection), and energy automation and defense.

"Unlike technologies that demand free visibility, Novelda NVA6100 Impulse Radar system's ability to detect objects behind obstacles, eliminates the need to clean lenses, thus ensuring cost savings for customers," concludes Kalsaeg. "In addition, Novelda saves costs and time for developers by supplying development kits, Radar modules and software, and providing development support for the entire range of available chips."

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About Novelda AS
Novelda AS is a privately held, R&D driven, Semiconductor Company, based in Norway and specializing in nanoscale wireless low-power technology for ultra-high resolution impulse radar.

Novelda was founded in 2004 as a spinout from the University of Oslo, and there is a strong Research & Development partnership with the university.

About Samsung Thales, Co., Ltd
Samsung Thales is a leading high-tech company, with its main operations focusing on defense. The corporation's core business areas are tactical communication systems, radar systems, naval combat systems, electro-optics, and fire control systems.

Samsung Thales was formed in February 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world's outstanding electronic companies, Samsung Electronics and Thales (France), (formerly Thomson/CSF).

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