dr. Takuya won Horiba award

Dr. Takuya Sakamoto, Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Hyogo, Japan, who  collaborate us long time and many times visited us, received recently the 2016 Masao Horiba Award for his work “Fast 3-D Imaging of Human Body using Ultra-Wideband Radar”. Our warm congratulations, Takuya!

Masao Horiba Awards 2016 Winners

Masao Horiba Awards 2016 Winners

New MSc course EE5020 “Sensor signal and data processing”

During the lecture

During the lecture

Explanations on blackboard

Explanations on blackboard

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Dr. Gabriel Vasile, Research Scientist of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Grenoble Image sPeech Signal Automatics Lab (GIPSA-lab) visited TU Delft and gave a presentation of his research results. Gabriel is our partner within the CIFRE-funded PhD project of Stefano Medagli.

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Fred presents the PARSAX for TV show Van de Kaart

TV West Van de Kaart show

Fred ven der Zwan presents our radar facilities to the TV West’s Van de Kaart show.
Click on image to see the full video on www.omroepwest.nl site

The visit to the EEMCS building starts at 13:13…

 

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…

The first autumn sunrise

The first autumn sunrise

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Coffee plus for Stefano Medagli's birthday

Observation of a small aircraft with PARSAX and MECEWI radars

Nikita vs monopulse configuration of the MECEWI radar

Nikita vs monopulse configuration of the MECEWI radar

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Campaign overview – how it looked like…

Going to campus

Old Delft at summer morning

Old Delft at summer morning

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016 – click to go to web-page

In December 2016 Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR organizes the Specialist Meeting (and Workshop) about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016:

Since the exit from nuclear and fossil fuel energy, the construction of power plants based on renewable energy is pushed forward worldwide. Energy production by wind energy plants is one of the favorites. Thus, wind energy farms can be found in all western countries. With the increase of the number of wind energy plants influences on the propagation of electromagnetic waves were observed. The loss of radar tracks, wrong positioning based on electromagnetic beacons and prediction errors by weather radars are effects which are often noted. Based on these experiences the research of the effects of wind turbines on electromagnetic wave propagation was intensified. An increasing number of publications and contributions in scientific journals and on conferences prove the growing interest in the topic. On the other hand electromagnetic waves are used during the operation and offer solutions to run wind energy turbines also under difficult conditions. Material inspection of rotor blades, bird protection and the control of navigation lights is often only possible by the use of radar.

To bring together the increasing number of experts and researchers in the field of electromagnetic waves within the context of wind energy plants and to offer a platform to discuss arising and existing problems, the focus days EMWT’16 provide a fitting platform. In contrast to other conferences EMWT’16 will cover the whole field of electromagnetic waves and wind energy in one specialist meeting.

A short abstract of about 200 words should be sent to emwt at fhr.fraunhofer.de before September 30th, 2016. Authors will be notified about acceptance until October 14th, 2016.