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Francois le Chevalier – Thanks a lot!

Dear friends,

Many thanks and warm gratitude to each of you for this superb day in Delft: with my wife Danièle, we have really been deeply moved, and admirative of the seamless organization, the quality and good humour of the presentations, the variety of persons, from the younger students – to which I owe a lot for so many good questions and lively discussions – to the … less young colleagues (but still younger than me – take care!), friends now!

Thanks to each of you, those who were there, and also to those who couldn’t come: these years shared between TU Delft and Thales are certainly my richest professional experience with human nature – and also the best part of my research! And those mornings in Delft, cycling along the canals – even when the weather was not …exactly Italian! – I will miss them, for sure…

Attached are several pictures selected by my wife – just a glimpse of so many exchanges and laughs! She especially appreciated the blue and yellow colours, Vermeer-style she tells me, of the ambiguity functions presented by Pascal. Also, the lifelines sketched by Nikita provide us with a … millenarist view of research achievements!

We will meet again, here or there – anyway, I need Delft from time to time, and there are conferences: Radar 2019 in Toulon, France! The splendid Delft-blue plate you offered me is on the wall, and my thoughts are with you: good health, open and creative thinking, human understanding and joined efforts – and perseverance!

Sincerely, I wish you the best
François

Francois Le Chevalier
Emeritus Professor, Radar Systems Engineering, TU Delft;
Chief Scientist (retired), Thales Land & Air Systems;
SEE, Président du Comité des Grades.

MS3 Master project event 2017

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Only one white weekend in Delft this winter

Only one white weekend in Delft this winter

Only one white weekend in Delft this winter

Season’s Greetings from EEMCS Faculty

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The first PARSAX trial to measure a drone with calibration target

The PARSAX radar in operational position

The PARSAX radar in operational position

Fred, Peter and Jiapeng Yin (the PhD student from CITG) did today the first try to observe drone with calibration spherical target using the PARSAX radar. The sphere and drone itself have been clear visible at the range of 1340 m. Now it is time to process data and prepare for full scale calibration campaign.

The drone's launch position

The drone’s launch position

Drone-DJI-F300

It looked like this one…

Going to campus

Old Delft at summer morning

Old Delft at summer morning

Storm over Delft

Strong Doppler velocity inversion - in red presented movements of atmosphere to the ground, in blue - movements in opposite direction.

Strong Doppler velocity inversion – in red presented movements of atmosphere to the ground, in blue – movements in opposite direction.

The same - in cross-polarized radar channels

The same – in cross-polarized radar channels

The same moment of time as it is seen by the X-band scanning radar Raingain from Rotterdam

The same moment of time as it is seen by the X-band scanning radar Raingain from Rotterdam

Night of Lights in Delft

For all of you living in Delft (or close to Delft Centre) : tomorrow night is the annual “  Lichtjesavond “ ,”Night of lights”.
From 16.00-22.30 there are Delft is full of lights, choirs will be singing and other performances will take place in the centre of Delft.

Night of Lights in Delft

Night of Lights in Delft

The main spectacle will be at the market square when the  lightning of Christmastree will occur, also at the market place. Delft expects 50.000 visitors so it will be crowded. If you want to have something to eat in town, make a reservation!

Minke van der Put

 

Meeting on Friday…

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Delft Survival Guide by TU Delft’s Delta

Delft Survival Guide by TU Delft's Delta

Delft Survival Guide by TU Delft’s Delta

Why is the Architecture faculty called BK? What is sugar called in Dutch? What does a person do for a midnight snack in Delft? Why is the food at the Aula so bad? Okay, we can’t help with the last one, but TU Delta has answers for the rest and more.

TU Delta is proud to announce the launch of their very first e-book – Delft Survival Guide. Free to download and accessible on any online reader, this is a compilation of the hugely popular Survival Guide series published in TU Delta. The book is your handy reference guide to Delft. From eating out and public transport, to understanding Dutchisms. So grab your copy today!