Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing
Dr. Jan Barowski
Postdoctoral Researcher and Group Leader
Institute of Microwave Systems, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Abstract: Millimeter-wave and THz systems can cover extremely wide bandwidths that can be used for high data rate transmission or electromagnetic sensing, material characterization, localization and fingerprinting. In particular, silicon-based millimeter-wave electronic transceivers provide the high level of integration required for truly mobile material characterization. Since localization and mapping require estimation of object position and pose, multichannel systems and synthetic aperture methods are of great interest for mobile millimeter-wave sensors to provide spatial resolution. In this talk, we will present methods for material characterization with special emphasis on non-contact approaches in free space. In addition, frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar systems and their applicability for imaging and characterization tasks at frequencies beyond 100 GHz will be discussed.
Speaker’s Bio: Jan Barowski received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and information technologies from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Bochum, Germany, in 2017. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher and group leader with the Institute of Microwave Systems at RUB. His research interests include millimeterwave systems, radar signal processing, imaging, and millimeter wave material characterization techniques.
Dr. Barowski is an IEEE Senior Member. He is a board Member of the European Microwave Association (EUMA) Innovation Team. He is the recipient of the IEEE AP-S Piergiorgio L. E. Uslenghi Letters Prize Paper Award in 2023, the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE MTT-S IWMS-AMP 2017 and the IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award in 2016. In 2019 he served as Session Chair for the IEEE MTT-S IWMS-AMP 2019 and currently serves as Co-Chair for the European Microwave Conference (EUMC) 2023 as part of the European Microwave Week (EUMW) in Berlin.