I am currently a research engineer with Toshiba Research Europe Limited (TREL) implementing state of the art radar and communication signal processing algorithms. I pursued my graduate studies in the Communication Theory Lab (CTL) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where I developed novel signal processing algorithms for radar applications. I was involved in numerous research topics related to Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), passive, and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radars.
During my masters, I worked on radar waveform design and developed a general closed-form relationship between the cross-correlation of Gaussian and finite alphabet random variables. This new waveform design method generates finite alphabet signals (PSK, PAM, or QAM) with specific cross-correlation properties to match a desired transmit beampattern. Interested in this topic, I decided to continue my doctoral degree.
As a PhD student, I applied adaptive methods to improve the performance of radar parameter estimation. The developed method uses a two-dimensional fast Fourier transform (2D-FFT) to estimate the Doppler frequency, the direction of arrival and the reflection coefficient of multiple moving targets. Next, I focused on the passive radar setting. The developed algorithm estimates the location of two targets based on the monopulse technique and a passive receiver. Additionally, I also focused on the hardware and software implementation of a compact portable FMCW radar suitable for applications such as monitoring and obstacle avoidance.
- Array signal processing and beamforming.
- Detection and estimation algorithms.
- Iterative and genetic numerical optimization algorithms.
- Hardware system design and implementation.