About Us

smartmicro is a specialist in Radar technology. We have been working with automotive customers since the company's founding in 1997. Today not only Automotive Radars are being developed, but the successful business has been extended to other fields of Radar like Traffic Radar or Airborne Radar. smartmicro manufactures many thousand Radar sensors per year and holds a number of important patents covering its products.

For a compact overview, have a look at our latest company flyer.


The company was founded in November 1997 by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hermann Rohling and Dr.-Ing. Ralph Mende as a spin-off of the Institute for Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Prof. Hermann Rohling recently retired from being Vice President of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) and head of the Communications Department at this University, while Dr. Ralph Mende is the Managing Director of Smartmicro.



125 employees, most of them scientists, Ph.D. graded or highly specialized engineers form the outstanding staff of smart microwave sensors company. We work in over 3600m² offices and labs, and another 1000m² test field and production labs in two very modern company building close to the technology campus at Braunschweig Airport.

More than 10 million vehicles run on smartmicro radar technology.

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See the latest smartmicro Company Video and learn about smartmicro's design, development and production facilities, the achievements in Radar Technology as well as the sensors and features in the automotive and traffic management business fields.

Find the high-resolution version of the video here on our YouTube channel.

Company Building

A very modern and spacious company building was completed in July 2011. It provides room for 95 employees, most of them engineers, but also a laboratory and a large production area. The building was recently modified to increase engineering capacity.

The construction of an additional office building right next to the current one was completed in March 2017.
The new 3-story building includes offices for 60 more employees, as well as 3 meeting rooms, and server- & utility space.

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We co-operate with selected partners in Germany and in the U.S. in the development of high performance antennae, MMICs and RF modules.

Furthermore, close co-operations exist with the Technical Universities of Braunschweig and Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, as well as with private and federal research institutes in the Braunschweig region and all over Germany.


smartmicro is an ISO 9001 certified company.

Many automotive products are developed compliant to different ISO26262 levels.