dr. Jianping Wang

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

Themes: XG - Next Generation Sensing and Communication


Jianping Wang received his MSc. degree in electrical engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 2012. During his studies, he focused on the system parameters design and error analysis for various spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging modes and related signal processing. From August, 2012 till April, 2013, he worked as a research associate in University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, where he dedicated to FMCW SAR signal processing for formation flying satellites.

In July, 2013, He joined the group of Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems(MS3) at Delft University of Technology and started to work towards his PhD degree. Currently his research interests are Ultra-Wideband (UWB) imaging, antenna array design and polarimetric inversion. The PhD project is conducted as part of the NeTTUN project funded by European Commission under FP7 framework.

Tunnel Boring Radar

Antenna design and imaging of the ground in front of a tunnel boring machine

  1. 3-D Short-Range Imaging With Irregular MIMO Arrays Using NUFFT-Based Range Migration Algorithm
    Jianping Wang; Pascal Aubry; Alexander Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
    Volume 58, Issue 7, pp. 4730-4742, July 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2020.2966368
    Keywords: ... Imaging;MIMO communication;Phased arrays;Linear antenna arrays;Receiving antennas;Zirconium;3-D imaging;microwave imaging;multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) array;nonuniform fast Fourier transform (NUFFT);range migration.

    Abstract: ... 3-D imaging with irregular planar multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) arrays is discussed. Due to signal acquisition on irregular spatial sampling grids by using these antenna arrays, the fast Fourier transform (FFT)-based imaging algorithms cannot readily be used for image formation. To avoid the application of computationally intensive coherent summation algorithms such as filtered backprojection or Kirchhoff migration, we propose a nonuniform FFT (NUFFT)-based MIMO Range Migration Algorithm (i.e., NUFFT-based MIMO-RMA) for efficient microwave imaging. The algorithm exploits NUFFT to reconstruct the wavenumber–domain spectra related to each Fourier frequency. It is generic and applicable to 3-D imaging with irregular planar MIMO arrays. The effects of irregular spatial sampling and signal bandwidth on the imaging performance and computational efficiency of the proposed algorithm are analyzed. Finally, some numerical simulations and experimental results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed imaging algorithm.

  2. A Deep-Learning Method for Radar Micro-Doppler Spectrogram Restoration
    He, Yuan; Li, Xinyu; Li, Runlong; Wang, Jianping; Jing, Xiaojun;
    Volume 20, Issue 17, pp. 5007, 2020. DOI: 10.3390/s20175007

  3. Matlab code repository to the paper: J. Wang, P. Aubry, and A. Yarovoy. 3-D Short-Range Imaging With Irregular MIMO Arrays Using NUFFT-Based Range Migration Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 4730-4742, 2020.
    Jianping Wang; Pascal Aubry; Alexander Yarovoy;
    github.com repository, 2020.

  4. Forward-Looking GPR Imaging with Near-Optimal 3-D Synthetic Array
    Jianping Wang; Alexander Yarovoy;
    In 2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    pp. 1-4, March 2019.
    Keywords: ... antenna arrays;boring machines;ground penetrating radar;image sampling;radar antennas;radar imaging;remote sensing by radar;synthetic aperture radar;tunnels;spatial resolutions;forward-looking GPR imaging;near-optimal 3D synthetic array;elevation-radial scanned synthetic aperture radar;cross-range directions;E-RadSAR;3D array sampling design;resultant near-optimal 3D arrays;down-range directions;SAR technique;Elevation-Circular SAR;ground penetrating radar imaging;imaging performances;sensor selection problem;sampling strategy design;tunnel boring machines;GPR systems;cost-constrained imaging applications;E-CSAR;signal acquisition;Ground penetrating radar;Antennas;Antenna measurements;Synthetic aperture radar;Radar imaging;Clustering algorithms;Ground penetrating radar;three-dimensional (3-D) synthetic array;forward-looking imaging;sampling design.

  5. NUFFT-Based Range Migration for 3-D Imaging with Irregular Planar Array
    Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    In 2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA),
    pp. 0671-0675, Sep. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ICEAA.2019.8879356
    Keywords: ... fast Fourier transforms;image reconstruction;image sampling;radar imaging;NUFFT-based range migration;3-D imaging;irregular planar array;signal spectra;wavenumber domain;irregular spatial sampling;conventional coherent summation algorithms;backprojection;3-D image formation;nonuniform spatial sampling;imaging performance;Fourier-based imaging algorithms;numerical simulations;three-dimensional imaging;Imaging;Planar arrays;Image reconstruction;Apertures;Radar imaging;Interpolation;Nonuniform fast Fourier transform (NUFFT);planar array;nonuniform spatial sampling;range migration;three-dimensional(3-D) imaging.

  6. A Novel Rotated Antenna Array Topology for Near-Field 3-D Fully Polarimetric Imaging
    Jianping Wang; P. Aubry; A. Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,
    Volume 66, Issue 3, pp. 1584 - 1589, March 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2018.2794408

  7. Efficient Implementation of GPR Data Inversion in Case of Spatially Varying Antenna Polarizations
    Jianping Wang; Pacscal Aubry; A. Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
    Volume 56, Issue 4, pp. 2387-2396, April 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2779788

  8. Wavenumber-Domain Multiband Signal Fusion With Matrix-Pencil Approach for High-Resolution Imaging
    Jianping Wang; Pascal Aubry; Alexander Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
    Volume 56, Issue 7, pp. 4037-4049, July 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2821001

  9. Sampling Design of Synthetic Volume Arrays for Three-Dimensional Microwave Imaging
    Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging,
    Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 648-660, Dec 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TCI.2018.2875332
    Keywords: ... antenna arrays;eigenvalues and eigenfunctions;greedy algorithms;image sampling;microwave imaging;synthetic volume array;spatial sampling criteria;two-dimensional arrays;small-scale problems;optimal spatial sampling scheme;three-dimensional microwave imaging;observation selection problem;ultrawideband array theory;three-dimensional synthetic array;3D arrays;greedy algorithm;clustered maximal projection;minimal eigenspace;Imaging;Synthetic aperture radar;Antenna arrays;Radar imaging;Scattering;Antenna measurements;Signal resolution;Sensor selection;sampling design;synthetic aperture radar (SAR);three-dimensional (3-D) array;linear inversion.

  10. Super Resolution DOA for FMCW Automotive Radar Imaging
    Shengzhi {Xu}; Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    In 2018 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements Applications (CAMA),
    pp. 1-4, Sep. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/CAMA.2018.8530609
    Keywords: ... array signal processing;CW radar;direction-of-arrival estimation;FM radar;image resolution;radar imaging;road vehicle radar;ultra wideband radar;FMCW automotive radar imaging;ultra-wideband automotive radar;cross-range resolution;automotive radar imaging;superresolution DOA;superresolution algorithm;beamforming algorithms;UWB frequency modulated continuous wave automotive radar;Multiple signal classification;Radar imaging;Imaging;Image resolution;MIMO communication;Automobiles.

  11. Improved Microwave Imaging by Wavenumber Domain Multiband Data Fusion
    Jianping {Wang}; Pascal {Aubry}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    In 2018 International Conference on Radar (RADAR),
    pp. 1-6, Aug 2018. DOI: 10.1109/RADAR.2018.8557254
    Keywords: ... approximation theory;extrapolation;Fourier transforms;image enhancement;image fusion;image resolution;inverse transforms;matrix algebra;microwave imaging;improved microwave imaging;wavenumber-domain signal;measured multiband data;whole-band signal;multiband signal fusion;unified signal model;matrix pencil approach;estimated signal model;frequency-domain method;matrix-pencil based wavenumber-domain multiband data fusion approach;Born approximation;scattering direction;radial direction;undamped exponential functions;damped exponential functions;equivalent wideband signal spectrum synthesis;focused image resolution enhancement;inverse Fourier transform;noncollocated arrays;numerical simulations;collocated arrays.

  12. Forward-Looking Ultra-Wideband Synthetic Array Imaging
    Jianping Wang;
    PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, April 2018. DOI: 10.4233/uuid:a2dacf4c-c10f-4800-81ca-5cf7e55be736
    Keywords: ... microwave imaging, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Full Polarimetry, Rotated antenna array, signal fusion, array design, Ultra-wide band (UWB), Ground penetrating radar.

    Abstract: ... The expansion of microwave imaging applications in various fields proposes increasingly higher requirements (including spatial resolution, dynamic range, and signal-to-noise ratio) for microwave imaging systems. To achieve high-quality imaging, microwave imaging systems generally exploit spatial-, frequency- and polarization-diversities to probe objects of interest for information extraction. In practice, they are implemented by using array-, wideband/Ultra-wideband (UWB)-and polarimetry-techniques. So properly exploring these techniques is of great importance to design an advanced microwave imaging system. A motivation for the research presented in the thesis is to develop a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system to predict hazards ahead of tunnel boring machines (TBM) during tunnel excavation. In this circumstance, GPR antennas are mounted on the cutter-head of a TBM. With the rotation of the TBM cutter-head, GPR antennas collect electromagnetic (EM) signals over a synthetic circular aperture, which leads to the Radial-scanned Synthetic Aperture Radar (RadSAR). The rotation of the antenna array benefits the formation of the RadSAR but makes it distinct from traditional SAR modalities as well

  13. Near-optimal selection of GPR observations for linear inversion
    Wang, Jianping; Yarovoy, Alexander;
    In 2017 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR),
    pp. 1-5, 2017} type.

  14. GPR measurements inversion in case of spatially varying antenna polarization
    Jianping Wang; P. Aubry; A. Yarovoy;
    In 2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS),
    pp. 1-4, August 2017. DOI: 10.23919/URSIGASS.2017.8105147
    Keywords: ... Antenna measurements;Antenna radiation patterns;Aperture antennas;Green's function methods;Ground penetrating radar.

  15. A Novel Approach to Full-Polarimetric Short-Range Imaging with Co-polarized Data
    Jianping Wang; P. Aubry; A.G. Yarovoy;
    IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation,
    Volume 64, Issue 11, pp. 4733-4744, Nov. 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2610102

  16. Rotating array design for full polarimetric imaging
    Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
    pp. 1-4, April 2016. DOI: 10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481982
    Keywords: ... ground penetrating radar;image reconstruction;radar imaging;radar polarimetry;signal detection;symbol manipulation;rotating array design;rotating array topology;spatial sampling point;algebraic manipulation;H/V polarization;polarimetric imaging algorithms;polarimetric image reconstruction;signal acquisition;ground penetrating radar;tunnel boring machine;Antenna arrays;Imaging;Radar imaging;Antenna measurements;Image reconstruction;Topology;Receiving antennas;co-polarized measurements;rotating array design;full-polarimetric imaging;radar imaging.

  17. Real GPR signal processing for target recognition with circular array antennas
    Xuan {Wang}; Shilong {Sun}; Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy}; Boriszlav {Neducza}; Guido {Manacorda};
    In 2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS),
    pp. 818-821, Aug 2016. DOI: 10.1109/URSI-EMTS.2016.7571529
    Keywords: ... antenna arrays;boring machines;ground penetrating radar;object recognition;radar antennas;radar signal processing;GPR signal processing;target recognition;circular array antennas;3D imaging;ground penetrating radar;rotating antennas;data acquisition procedure;tunnel boring machine;Karst scenario;back-projection method;GPR system;Ground penetrating radar;Antenna measurements;Three-dimensional displays;Antenna arrays;Signal processing.

  18. Sparse MIMO array for short-range imaging
    Yarovoy, A.; Cetinkaya, H.; Jianping Wang;
    In 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 13-17 April 2015,
    pp. 1-4, 2015.

  19. Investigation of forward-looking synthetic circular array for subsurface imaging in tunnel boring machine application
    Jianping Wang; Cetinkaya, H.; Yarovoy, A.; Vermesan, I.I.; Reynaud, S.;
    In The 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR), 7-10 July 2015,
    2015. doi: 10.1109/IWAGPR.2015.7292673.

  20. Investigation of near field beam patterns for rotating arrays
    Harun {Cetinkaya}; Jianping {Wang}; Alexander G. {Yarovoy};
    In 2015 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR),
    pp. 1-4, July 2015. DOI: 10.1109/IWAGPR.2015.7292674
    Keywords: ... antenna radiation patterns;array signal processing;microwave antenna arrays;ultra wideband antennas;near field beam patterns;circular rotating conventional monostatic arrays;frequency band;inter element spacing;sidelobe structure;UWB arrays;UWB beam pattern;azimuthal direction;signal bandwidth;sparse arrays;frequency 5 GHz to 15 GHz;Bandwidth;Arrays;Ground penetrating radar;Focusing;Apertures;Transceivers;Circularly rotating array;UWB;sampling distance.

  21. Comparison of CSAR, E-CSAR and planar circular array for 3-D imaging
    Jianping {Wang}; Harun {Cetinkaya}; Alexander G. {Yarovoy};
    In IET International Radar Conference 2015,
    pp. 1-5, Oct 2015. DOI: 10.1049/cp.2015.1296
    Keywords: ... image resolution;optical transfer function;radar imaging;synthetic aperture radar;CSAR;E-CSAR;3-D IMAGING;three-dimensional imaging modes;circular synthetic aperture radar;elevation-CSAR;planar circular array;spatial resolution;spectral efficiency;wavenumber domain;point spread function signal spectra;wave propagation vector;numerical simulation;CSAR;E-CSAR;planar circular array;wave-number domain;three-dimensional (3-D) imaging.

  22. NUFFT based Frequency-Wavenumber Domain Focusing under MIMO Array Configurations
    Wang, Jianping; Cetinkaya, Harun; Yarovoy, Alexander;
    In Processing of the International Radar Conference 2014, Lille, October 13-17, 2014,
    pp. 1-4, 2014.

  23. On Polar Sampling of GPR for Tunneling Boring Machine
    Wang, Jianping; Cetinkaya, Harun; Yarovoy, Alexander;
    In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR),
    pp. 352-355, July 2014.

  24. The comparison of the near field beam patterns of 1D-CR MIMO and 2D-CR MIMO arrays
    Harun {Cetinkaya}; Jianping {Wang}; D. {Tran}; Alexander G. {Yarovoy};
    In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar,
    pp. 762-766, June 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ICGPR.2014.6970528
    Keywords: ... antenna radiation patterns;ground penetrating radar;log periodic antennas;MIMO radar;permittivity;radar antennas;ground penetrating radar;focusing point position;geometrical angle;virtual element;periodic form;spreading form;2D-CR multiple input multiple output array sidelobe structure;nonconductive media;low conductive media;ohmic losses;dielectric permittivity;two dimensional circularly rotating MIMO array;one dimensional circularly rotating MIMO array;2D-CR MIMO array near field beam pattern;ID-CR MIMO array near field beam pattern;MIMO;Receivers;Media;Feature extraction;Metals;Apertures;Landmine detection;Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR);MIMO array;TBM.

  25. Full-wave characterization of EM transmission and propagation in TBM environment, a temporal and spectral GPR study
    D. {Tran}; V. {Paraforou}; Harun {Cetinkaya}; Jianping {Wang}; Alexander {Yarovoy};
    In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar,
    pp. 391-396, June 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ICGPR.2014.6970453
    Keywords: ... broadband antennas;electromagnetic wave propagation;electromagnetic wave transmission;ground penetrating radar;full-wave characterization;EM wave transmission;tunnel boring machine;TBM environment;ground penetrating radar design;temporal GPR study;spectral GPR study;EM wave propagation;near-field power;NFP;full-wave electromagnetic method;super wideband antenna;SWB antenna;transmit-propagation chain;Transmitting antennas;Silicon;Ground penetrating radar;Super wideband antenna;Tunnel boring machine;Super wideband antenna.

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