Dual-Function Radar Communication Systems

IEEE Greece Section and Turkey Section Women in Engineering Affinity Groups are co-organizing the first part of the
Joint Webinar Series with the title “Dual-Function Radar Communication Systems” with Professor Athina P. Petropulu
on Thursday 8 July at 15:00 (GMT +3) via Zoom platform.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in advance the registration form below and submit it by the beginning of the webinar: https://bit.ly/wie-gr-tr1
About Prof Petropulu
Athina P. Petropulu is a Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Rutgers, having served as chair of the department during 2010-2016. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was a Professor of ECE at Drexel University (1992-2010). She held Visiting Scholar appointments at SUPELEC, Universite’ Paris Sud, Princeton University, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Petropulu’s research interests span the area of statistical signal processing, wireless communications, signal processing in networking, physical layer security, and radar signal processing. Her research has been funded by various government industry sponsors including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval research, the US Army, the National Institute of Health, the Whitaker Foundation, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.


Dr. Petropulu is Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and recipient of the 1995 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award given by NSF and the White House. She is 2022 President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and 2020 President-Elect of IEEE SPS. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011) and IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President-Conferences (2006-2008). She was General Chair of 2020 and 2021 IEEE SPS PROGRESS Workshops, General Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Kalamata Greece, and Genera Chair of the 2005 International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-05), Philadelphia PA. She was Distinguished Lecturer for the Signal Processing Society for 2017-2018 and is currently Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society. She is recipient of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award, is co-author (with B. Li) of the 2020 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, and co-recipient (with B. Li) of the 2021 Barry Carlton Best Paper Award by IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.


Abstract: Spectrum congestion in commercial wireless communications is a growing problem as high-data-rate applications become prevalent. On the other hand, frequency bands earmarked for exclusive use by radar are underutilized. Spectrum sharing is a new line of work that aims to enable radar and communication systems to share the same frequency bands efficiently by managing interference. The talk will cover recent results on cooperative spectrum sharing for the coexistence of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar and wireless communication systems. The two systems are jointly designed to maximize some quality metric for the radar subject to the communication system meeting certain operational constraints. In the second part of the talk, we present results on another form of spectrum sharing, namely, on dual-functional radar communication systems (DFRC). In DFRC systems communication information is conveyed by the radar probing signals, thus there is no interference between radar and communication functionalities. DFRC systems are of great interest in autonomous driving scenarios, where the same waveform can be used for sensing and for vehicle-to-vehicle communication.


Date and Time
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM GMT+3