Prof. Alexander Yarovoy

Recent developments in technological capabilities have made microwave sensing affordable for a mass market. In addition to its application in meteorological institutes and other professional users, microwave sensing can be found in collision-avoidance radar systems in cars and in food control.

The system-design paradigm has shifted from complex, stand-alone systems to distributed systems of wirelessly connected low-functionality sensors. It has also shifted from mono-functional wireless systems (e.g. communications, radar and navigation) to multifunctional ones. This shift has triggered intensive research on resource allocation, distributed signal processing and capability management in such systems.

The Microwave Sensing group focuses on electromagnetic modelling and the optimal selection of sensing waveforms. In our research projects, we collaborate closely with signal-processing specialists and RF technology groups. We apply the research in area surveillance, crowd monitoring, landmine detection, concealed-weapon detection, weather prediction and civil engineering (subsurface sensing).

Students enrolled in the Signals and System group have access to state-of-the-art experimental research facilities, including electromagnetic laboratories and a multi-media signal laboratory, as well as software-defined and ultra-wideband radar systems located in Delft and Cabauw.

Furthermore, Google, Thales, Bosch, KPN, Bang & Olufsen and other companies are quite interested in hosting students from the Signals and Systems track for internships or thesis work. Due to a large number of research projects, we are constantly looking for strong PhD candidates.