dr. R.T. Rajan

Assistant Professor
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics

PhD thesis (Oct 2016): Relative Space-Time Kinematics of an Anchorless Network
Promotor: Alle-Jan van der Veen

Expertise: Navigation, Space systems

Themes: Autonomous sensor systems, XG - Next Generation Sensing and Communication

Biography

Raj is an assistant professor with the faculty of electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science (EEMCS) at the Delft university of technology (TUD). He received his PhD in 2016 from the CAS group at TUD, for addressing signal processing challenges of space-based radio astronomy. Previously, he held research positions with diverse responsibilities at IMEC (Eindhoven, 2015-2018), University of Twente (Enschede, 2014), ASTRON (Dwingeloo, 2008-2014), CERN (Geneva, 2007-2008), Politenico di Bari (Bari, 2007-2008), Whirlpool (Pune, 2006-2007), and TIFR-NCRA (Pune, 2005). His research interests lie in statistical inference and machine learning, with applications to distributed and autonomous sensor systems e.g., satellite arrays for space-based interferometry.

If you are interested in pursuing a Master thesis, then drop an email with (a) your interests+passion (b) resume and (c) course list (e.g., IEP, without grades). If you are looking for a PhD position, or interested in collaboration, or just curious about ongoing projects, then do reach out to me via email !

EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge

Make a car drive autonomously from A to B

EE3350TU Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Introduction to the science and technology of radio astronomy

EE4C02 Systems Engineering

Introduction to systems engineering processes

ET4386 Estimation and detection

Basics of detection and estimation theory, as used in statistical signal processing, adaptive beamforming, speech enhancement, radar, telecommunication, localization, system identification, and elsewhere.

Airborne data collection on resilient system architectures

Develop algorithms to realize efficient, robust, cost-effective perception and control for autonomous navigation of drones

PIPP OLFAR: Breakthrough technologies for Interferometry in Space

Combine multiple satellites into one single scientific instrument: a radio telescope in space

Projects history

Low-frequency distributed radio telescope in space

Below 15 MHz, the ionosphere blocks EM signals from the sky. Therefore, can we design a radio telescope in space, using a swarm of inexpensive nano-satellites? Accurate localization and clock recovery is important.

  1. A roadmap towards a space-based radio telescope for ultra-low frequency radio astronomy
    M.J. Bentum; M.K. Verma; R.T. Rajan; A.J. Boonstra; C.J.M. Verhoeven; E.K.A. Gill; A.J. {van der Veen}; H. Falcke; M. Klein Wolt; B. Monna; S. Engelen; J. Rotteveel; L.I. Gurvits;
    Advances in Space Research,
    Volume 65, Issue 2, pp. 856-867, 2020. High-resolution space-borne radio astronomy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.09.007
    document

  2. Lunar Orbit Design of a Satellite Swarm for Radio Astronomy
    Mok, Sung-Hoon; Guo, Jian; Gill, Eberhard; Rajan, Raj Thilak;
    In 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference,
    pp. 1-9, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/AERO47225.2020.9172468

  3. Autonomous Mission Planning for OLFAR: A Satellite Swarm in Lunar Orbit for Radio Astronomy
    Mok, S; Guo, J; Gill, EKA; Rajan, RT;
    In 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC),
    IAF/AIAA, 2020.
    document

  4. APIS: Applications and Potentials of Intelligent Swarms for magnetospheric studies
    R.T. Rajan; S. Ben-Maor; S. Kaderali; Others;
    In 71th International Astronautical Congress (IAC),
    2020.
    document

  5. End-of-life of satellite swarms
    Turner, Calum; Raj Thilak Rajan;
    In 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC),
    IAF/AIAA, 2020.
    document

  6. Relative kinematics of an anchorless network
    R. T. Rajan; G. Leus; A.J. van der Veen;
    Signal Processing,
    Volume 157, pp. 266-279, April 2019. ISSN: 0165-1684. DOI: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2018.11.005
    document

  7. Low-frequency observations using high-altitude balloon experiments (LOBE)
    Raj Thilak Rajan; P.Sundaramoorthy; C.J.C.Vertegaal; A.Montagne; V.Karunanithi; M.K.Verma; M.Bentum; C.Verhoeven;
    In 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC),
    IAF, October 2019.
    document

  8. High Data-Rate Inter-Satellite Link (ISL) For Space-Based Interferometry
    Visweswaran Karunanithi; Raj Thilak Rajan; P.Sundaramoorthy; M.K.Verma; C.Verhoeven; M. Bentum; E.W. McCune;
    In 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC),
    IAF, October 2019.
    document

  9. Multiresolution Time-of-arrival Estimation from Multiband Radio Channel Measurements
    T. Kazaz; R.T. Rajan; G.J.M. Janssen; A.J. van der Veen;
    In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP),
    Brighton, UK, IEEE, pp. 4395-4399, May 2019. ISBN: 978-1-4799-8132-8. DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8683601
    document

  10. Reference-Free Calibration in Sensor Networks
    Raj Thilak Rajan; Rob-van Schaijk; Anup Das; Jac Romme; Frank Pasveer;
    IEEE Sensor letters,
    Volume 2, Issue 3, pp. 1-4, Sept. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/LSENS.2018.2866627
    document

  11. Relative Space-Time Kinematics Of an Anchorless Network
    R.T. Rajan;
    PhD thesis, TU Delft, Fac. EEMCS, October 2016.
    document

  12. Joint ranging and synchronization for an anchorless network of mobile nodes
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. van der Veen;
    IEEE Tr. Signal Processing,
    Volume 63, Issue 8, pp. 1925--1940, April 2015.
    document

  13. Joint relative position and velocity estimation for an anchorless network of mobile nodes
    R.T. Rajan; G. Leus; A.J. van der Veen;
    Signal Processing,
    Volume 115, pp. 66-78, October 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2015.02.023
    document

  14. Space-based Aperture Array For Ultra-Long Wavelength Radio Astronomy
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. Boonstra; M. Bentum; M. Klein-Wolt; F. Belien; M. Arts; N. Saks; A.J. van der Veen;
    Experimental Astronomy,
    December 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-015-9486-6
    document

  15. Joint Clock Synchronization and Ranging: Asymmetrical Time-stamping and Passive Listening
    S.P. Chepuri; R.T. Rajan; G. Leus; A.J. van der Veen;
    IEEE Signal Processing Letters,
    Volume 20, Issue 1, pp. 51-54, January 2013.
    document

  16. Synchronization for space based ultra low frequency interferometry
    R.T. Rajan; M.J. Bentum; A.J. Boonstra;
    In IEEE Aerospace Conference,
    Big Sky, Montana, US, IEEE, March 2013.
    document

  17. Distributed correlators for Interferometery in space
    R.T. Rajan; M.J. Bentum; A. Gunst; A.J. Boonstra;
    In IEEE Aerospace Conference,
    Big Sky, Montana, US, IEEE, March 2013.
    document

  18. Joint Non-Linear Ranging and Affine Synchronization Basis for a Network of Mobile Nodes
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO),
    Marrakech (Marokko), September 2013.
    document

  19. Relative velocity estimation using Multidimensional Scaling
    R.T. Rajan; G.J.T. Leus; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. 5th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP 2013),
    St. Maarten (Dutch Antilles), December 2013.
    document

  20. The Road To OLFAR - A Roadmap To Interferometric Long-Wavelength Radio Astronomy Using Miniaturized Distributed Space Systems
    S. Engelen; K.A. Quillien; C. Verhoeven; A. Noroozi; P. Sundaramoorthy; A.J. van der Veen; R.T. Rajan; A.J. Boonstra; M. Bentum; A. Meijerink; A. Budianu;
    In IAC 2013,
    Beijing, China, September 2013.
    document

  21. Joint motion estimation and clock synchronization for a wireless network of mobile nodes
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. IEEE ICASSP,
    Kyoto (Japan), IEEE, pp. 2845-2848, May 2012.
    document

  22. Orbiting Low Frequency Antenna Array for Radio Astronomy
    R.T. Rajan; S. Engelen; M.J. Bentum; C.J.M. Verhoeven;
    In IEEE Aerospace Conference,
    Montana, USA, pp. 1-11, March 2011. DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2011.5747222
    document

  23. Joint ranging and clock synchronization for a satellite array
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. SPAMEC,
    Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Eurasip, August 2011.
    document

  24. Joint ranging and clock synchronization for a wireless network
    R.T. Rajan; A.J. van der Veen;
    In 4th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP),
    Puerto Rico, IEEE, pp. 297-300, December 2011. ISBN 978-1-4577-2103-8.
    document

  25. OLFAR, Adaptive topology for satellite swarms
    A. Budianu; R.T. Rajan; S. Engelen; A. Meijerink; C.J.M. Verhoeven; M.J. Bentum;
    In IAC 2011,
    Cape Town, October 2011.
    document

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