Specialization profile--Microwave sensing and radar

The profile Microwave Sensing focuses on education on physical and signal processing foundations of remote sensing exploiting electromagnetic waves in a number of societal important applications. It covers propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves by natural and man-made objects, principles & designs of electromagnetic sensors for near-, intermediate- and far-field sensing, as well as the physical model based algorithms and methods that enable the detection and parameter estimation of objects from measured electromagnetic fields. Special attention is given to such areas as array antenna systems and radar front-ends (beamforming in conventional phased arrays and distributed MIMO systems, imaging), waveform agility (adaptive selection of the most efficient sensing waveforms such as e.g. LFM, OFDM, UWB and space-time coded sequences), signal and data processing algorithms for advanced object detection, classification and tracking.

The application areas considered in this profile range from (phased array) Radar and distributed Radar systems in far-field to microwave vision in intermediate- and near-fields including medical imaging (High-field MRI).

For this profile, compulsory courses are:
EE4C05 Electromagnetics
EE4565 Propagation and Scattering of EM waves
ET4169 Radar I: From Basic Principles to Applications
ET4175 Radar II: Theory and System Design

Suggested courses

EE4016Antenna systems5 EC details
EE4510Advanced electromagnetics5 EC details
EE4565Propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves5 EC details
EE4620Spectral domain methods in electromagnetics4 EC details
EE4675Object classification with radar4 EC details
EE4715Array processing5 EC details
EE4C05Electromagnetics5 EC details
EE5020Sensor signal and data processing4 EC details
ET4169Radar I: From basic principles to applications5 EC details
ET4173Introduction to UWB technology4 EC details
ET4175Radar II: Theory and system Design4 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
MS3[TUD-NXP] Fusion of mono-static and bi-static radar responses (01.12.2022)
[TUD-NXP] Codesign of 2D Antenna Array and DOA Estimation (01.12.2022)
Species recognition based on deep learning wingbeat classification (16.03.2023)
Radar orientation in GNSS-denied areas (16.03.2023)
[New!] Cognitive Radar: Semidefinite Programming Waveform Generation using Neural Networks (25.11.2022)
SPSOccupancy mapping for automotive applications
Will High-Mobility Modulations Open Up the Ocean?

Thesis examples

MS3 2022 Yubin ZhaoAngle-insensitive Human Motion and Posture Recognition Based on 2D FMCW MIMO Radar and Deep Learning Classifiers
2021 Gopika SudhakaranModeling and simulation of future multi-user communication systems including capacity-driven array synthesis and beamforming
Erkut YigitAutomotive Radar Self-Diagnostic Using Calibration Targets that are Embedded in Road Infrastructure
2020 Robin van GaalenLocalization of Autonomous Vehicle using 1D Automotive Radar Sensor
2019 Jiadi ZhangSuper-resolution Algorithm for Target Localization using Multiple FMCW Automotive Radars (CUM LAUDE)
Vasileios PapanastasiouDeep Learning-based identification of human gait by radar micro-Doppler measurements.
Marc Vizcarro CarreteroA X-Band Patch Antenna Array with Low Cross-pol for Weather Radar Applications (CUM LAUDE)
Guigeng SuDetection of vital signs of auto driver and passengers using (distributed) radars inside auto
Nick CancrinusA Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) grating lobe selection scheme for radar applications (CUM LAUDE)
Sheeraz AhmedMulti-Channel Waveform Agile Radar: Experimental performance evaluation of Advanced Space-Time Adaptive Processing (ASTAP) radar system
Min DingModel-based Interference Mitigation for FMCW Radar System
Alessandro MancinelliPerformances simulation of cooperative small-Sat constellation for synthetic aperture radar imaging
Yefeng CaiRadar Micro-Doppler Patterns for Drone's Characterisation
Elmira KireevaOptimization of the Antenna Placement on a Commercial Aircraft for Communication with Ground and Satellites
Chrysovalantis KladogenisDetection of Wind Turbine Clutter using radar polarimetry
Richard de JongMultimodal Deep Learning for the Classification of Human Activity
2018 Jonathan GnanadhasMicrowave Circuit Analysis of Multi Transmon Qubit System
Shuang ChenMachine Learning Modeling and Parametric Assessment of Rectangular Dielectric Resonant Antenna
Mai-Han TruongFeasibility Study on Optically Transparent Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antennas Integrated in an Enclosed Light Bulb Using Doppler Based Radar for Human Presence Detection
Muhammad Omer ZareenDesign and analysis of non-uniform MIMO array for interference suppression and automotive applications
Salman SalmanAnalysis of Antenna and RF Front-End Topologies for Multi-Beam Systems
Eduardo RichaJump Markov Nonlinear System Identification in Multi-Sensor Target Tracking
Jeroen OverdevestInterference in 79 GHz Phase-Coded Automotive Radar
2017 Sasanka SankaRadar to radar interference for 77GHz automotive radar
Ruoyu FengTarget localization using MIMO-Monopulse
Kajeng WangkheimayumDevelopment of Advanced Model of Radar and Communication Signals Scattering on Wind Turbines
Max SchöpeImprovement of Hybrid Codes for MIMO radar using multi-pulse waveforms and signal processing
Kavish IshwardatRadar based horizontal wind profile retrieval techniques: DFT applied to scanning Doppler radar measurements.
Yalin GurcanSuper-resolution algorithms for range-azimuth-Doppler estimation in automotive radars.
2016 Nannan ChenMillimetre wave propagation and scattering phenomena for automotive radar.
Wilco TempertDesign of a particle filter for robust target tracking in object-induced clutter
Jeroen KeijsersDensity Tapering for Sparse Planar Spiral Antenna Arrays
Michael HambalisReduction of Mutual Coupling and Influencing the Antenna-Element Pattern in Array Environment
Roeland TrommelAn Analysis of Deep Learning for Human Gait Classification in Radar
Roel BernsExploiting the micro-Doppler effect for detection improvement in FMCW radar
Yanki AslanReduction of Mutual Coupling Between Closely Spaced Patch Antennas Using Dielectric Contrast Techniques
Joris DerksenA study of radar performance assessment accuracy sensitivity to the resolution of atmospheric input data. Case studies of North Sea environments.
2015 Rossiza GourovaTheory and Practice of Waveforms for Compressive-Sensing Radar
M. WangUltra wideband omnidirectional discone antenna for WLAN applications
Yiou ZhouRadar Doppler Polarimetry of Wind Turbines using the S-band PARSAX radar
2014 Jacco SchreudersTracking aircraft with the PARSAX radar
2013 Sowmini KadathanadWaveform Generation for a MIMO Radar
Paraforou VasilikiDesign and full-wave analysis of supershaped patch antennas
Jason MensinghDevelopment of a Two-Dimensional Resonator Design Tool
Boris Radeljić-JakićDevelopment of Processing Algorithms for the Detection and Estimation of Multi-Layered Structures of a Windfield with Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar
2012 Joep WezelAssessing the MR compatibility of dental retainer wires at 7 tesla
Paul de HeerHomogeneous RF Field Distribution Optimization in 3T Abdominal Imaging
Vedaprabhu BasavarajappaDesign of a wideband conformal array antenna system with beamforming and null steering, for application in a DVB-T based passive radar
Leonardo CarrerConcealed Weapon Detection: a microwave imaging approach
Eugenio PasquaUWB FMCW Radar for Concealed Weapon Detection: RF front-end development
2011 Stephan GrootModel-based Classification of Human Motion: Using a Particle Filter Approach
Anurag BajpaiChannel Equalization for Wavelet Packet Modulation
2010 Hossein AzodiUWB Air-Coupled Antenna for Ground Penetrating Radar
H.G. PoleyGPR Antennas Design and Experimental Evaluation
Nadia HaiderUWB Antenna Design for Polarimetric Imaging Radar
2008 A. Shenario EzhilMillimeter-Wave UWB Antenna Design in LTCC Technology
2016 Wilfred BoelhouwerA Reconfigurable Antenna based on a Non-radiative Dielectric Waveguide with a Liquid Crystal Dielectric

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP:

prof.dr. Alexander Yarovoy

Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems Group

Department of Microelectronics