Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TUD) is wide known for its basic and applied research in the areas of radar, communication and navigation. Majority of this research are done under the umbrella of International Research Centre for Telecommunications-transmission and Radar (IRCTR). It has about 120 members of staff and associated members working on the joint research projects. In the area of humanitarian demining IRCTR is active for the last 12 years in the framework of the national projects (STW LMD, NTP VIRLAD, MoD “Mini-array GPR”, Cadmium). IRCTR focuses its research on radar sensor design; analogue and digital signal processing for the radar sensor; detection, imaging and classification algorithms; data fusion for multi-sensor suit; radar sensor modeling, performance simulation and characterization. Research on radar sensor for humanitarian demining resulted in development of three prototypes of radar sensors, two patents on UWB antennas and systems, and more than 100 journal and conference papers. In the area of UWB radar TUD/IRCTR participates in the EU funded projects Europcom, RADIOTECT, Probant, Orfeus and NoE ACE.

 

Activities in D-BOX 

Major effort of TUD/IRCTR is in the WP5.2 to a) advance ground penetrating radar technology for high-resolution 3D imaging; b) develop radar sensor simulation models and characterization procedures . The development results will be tested in WP7. TUD/IRCTR will also contribute to the project with highly developed UWB lab facilities, expertise on radar sensors and M.Sc. students, who will perform their final M.Sc. projects in the area of the project. The lab facilities include anechoic chamber for antenna measurements and a test range for through-surface radiating antennas, equipment for component and propagation channel measurements in frequency domain at frequencies up to 130GHz and in time domain with pulses having the rise time as short as 30ps, commercial and inhouse made simulator tools for the system, component and antenna design.