dr. N. Petrov

Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems (MS3), Department of Microelectronics

PhD thesis (Jun 2019): Migrating Target Detection in Wideband Radars
Promotor: François Le Chevalier, Alexander Yarovoy

Expertise: radar signal processing


Nikita Petrov was born on March 10, 1990 in Gatchina, Leningrad region, Russia. In 2012 he received his Engineer degree in Radio Electronic Control Systems at the Faculty of Information and Control Systems at Baltic State Technical University "VOENMEH" in Saint-Petersburg. Being a student in 2011-2012 Nikita also worked as an Electronic Engineer at Russian Research Centre "ELEKTROPRIBOR". Then in 2012 Nikita joined Scientific Technical Centre "Leninetz" where he worked at radar signal processing. In April 2013 Nikita joined the Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems group at TU Delft and started to work towards his PhD.


The previous work (at university project and at "Leninetz") in the field of radar signal processing was devoted to autofocus for on-board radars. Nowadays, Nikita is working at signal processing for STW-WAMTI project: "Wideband Algorithms for Migrating Targets Indication: Study using the PARSAX radar".

Standardized Self-diagnostic Sensing Systems for Highly Automated Driving

Projects history

Wideband Algorithms for Migrating Targets Indication

  1. Diversity considerations in wideband radar detection of migrating targets in clutter
    Le Chevalier, Francois; Petrov, Nikita;
    Science China Information Sciences,
    Volume 62, Issue 4, pp. 40302, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11432-018-9735-6

  2. Adaptive Detection of Range Migrating Target in non-Gaussian Clutter
    Petrov, Nikita; Le Chevalier, Francois; Yarovoy, Alexander;
    In 2019 International Radar Conference (RADAR),
    IEEE, pp. 1--6, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/RADAR41533.2019.171373

  3. Statistical Approach for Automotive Radar Self-Diagnostics
    Petrov, Nikita; Krasnov, Oleg; Yarovoy, Alexander;
    In 2019 16th European Radar Conference (EuRAD),
    IEEE, pp. 117--120, 2019.

  4. Migrating Target Detection in Wideband Radars
    Nikita Petrov;
    PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, June 2019. DOI: 10.4233/uuid:08556a7c-ef90-43f7-998b-f103ceea6267

  5. Detection of range migrating targets in compound-Gaussian clutter
    N. Petrov; F. Le Chevalier; A. Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
    Volume 54, Issue 1, pp. 37 - 50, Feb. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2017.2731558
    Keywords: ... Clutter;Detectors;Object detection;Radar clutter;Radar detection;Wideband;Doppler radar;High range resolution;Kdistribution;Radar clutter;Radar detection;Range migration;Wideband radar.


  6. Benefits of space-time diversity for radar
    François Le Chevalier; Nikita Petrov;
    In Workshop "Geolocation and navigation in space and time", URSI, France, March 28-29, 2018,
    pp. 1-9, 2018.

  7. Détection des cibles mobiles par radar large bande non-ambigu
    François Le Chevalier; Nikita Petrov;
    La Revue de l’Electricité et de l’Electronique (REE, https://www.see.asso.fr/ree),
    Issue 5, pp. 2-15, 2017.

  8. Range migrating target detection in correlated compound-Gaussian clutter
    N. Petrov; F. Le Chevalier; N. Bogdanović; A. Yarovoy;
    In 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO),
    pp. 2216-2220, Aug 2017. DOI: 10.23919/EUSIPCO.2017.8081603

  9. Unambiguous detection of migrating targets with wideband radar in Gaussian clutter
    N. Petrov; François Le Chevalier; A. Yarovoy;
    In 2016 CIE International Conference on Radar (RADAR),
    pp. 1-5, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2016.8059278

  10. Performance prediction of wideband unambiguous target detection in diffuse ground clutter
    N. Petrov; François Le Chevalier; A. Yarovoy;
    In 2016 European Radar Conference (EuRAD),
    pp. 97-100, 2016.

  11. Wideband spectrum estimators for unambiguous target detection
    Petrov, N.; Le Chevalier, F.;
    In The 16th International Radar Symposium (IRS), 24-26 June 2015,
    pp. 676-681, 2015. doi: 10.1109/IRS.2015.7226295.

  12. Iterative adaptive approach for unambiguous wideband radar target detection
    Petrov, N.; Le Chevalier, F.;
    In European Radar Conference (EuRAD), 9-11 Sept. 2015,
    pp. 45-48, 2015. doi: 10.1109/EuRAD.2015.7346233.

  13. Fast implementation of iterative adaptive approach for wideband unambiguous radar detection
    Petrov, N.; Le Chevalier, F.;
    In 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 2015,
    pp. 1207-1211, 2015. doi: 10.1109/EUSIPCO.2015.7362575.

  14. Capon post-processing for wideband target detection
    Petrov, N.; Le Chevalier, F.;
    In Processing of the International Radar Conference 2014, Lille, October 13-17, 2014,
    pp. 1-6, October 2014.

  15. Impedance measurements with second-order harmonic oscillator for testing food sterility
    S. Nihtianov; G.P. Shterev; N. Petrov; G.C.M. Meijer;
    IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement,
    Volume 50, Issue 4, pp. 976-980, 2001.

  16. Interface circuit for impedance measurement to test sterility of food products
    S. Nihtianov; G.P. Shterev; N. Petrov; G.C.M. Meijer;
    {C Nemarich} (Ed.);
    IEEE, , pp. 687-691, 2000.

  17. A system for testing the sterility of food products with impedance measurement
    G.P. Shterev; S. Nihtianov; N. Petrov; G.C.M. Meijer;
    In ET'2000: proceedings book 1,
    s.n., pp. 79-86, 2000.

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Last updated: 13 Jul 2020