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DENSO Engineers to Receive SAE Award for Automotive Research

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 16, 2008 - Four researchers from DENSO Corporation are recipients of SAE International's Colwell Merit Award. They were honored during the SAE 2008 World Congress in Detroit.

The Colwell Merit Award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of outstanding papers presented at an SAE conference or SAE section meeting. The late Arch T. Colwell, who first funded this award, served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941.

This award is funded through the SAE Foundation. In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

The following recipients are being recognized for co-authoring, "Compact High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Radar for Front-Obstacle Detection" (SAE paper #2006-01-1463). The paper presents a novel millimeter wave radar system and object detection algorithm for automotive use.

Kazuma Natsume Kazuma Natsume
Natsume is an engineer and project leader at DENSO in Kariya, Japan. His work focuses on obstacle-detection radar and advanced safety systems for automotive applications.

Natsume is a member of SAE International and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Doshisha University.

Yasuyuki Miyake Yasuyuki Miyake
Miyake is a project engineer at DENSO in Nisshin, Japan, where he works on developing automotive safety systems.

Miyake has published several documents on automotive radar. He holds a master's degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.

Koichi Hoshino Koichi Hoshino
Hoshino is an executive manager at DENSO in Kariya, Japan. His research interests include improving driver and vehicle safety by means of on-board sensors.

Hoshino received his master's in engineering sciences from Kyusyu University in Japan.

Chiharu Yamano Chiharu Yamano
Yamano is a project manager at DENSO IT Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. He works on radar signal processing for automotive applications.

Yamano has published 12 technical papers. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers; the Information Processing Society of Japan; and the Research Institute of Signal Processing.

Yamano holds a master's in electrical engineering from Chiba University in Japan.

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