ing. F. van der Zwan

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

Expertise: Radar specialist, RF/IF radar design, Measurement expert, Drone pilot/specialist, Coordinating projects and campaigns

Biography

Fred van der Zwan was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. He received his diploma in 1986 on the Electronic Technical School in The Hague. After working at institutes like Toshiba, TNO and TU-Delft he became in 1992 Electronic Designer in the group of Telecommunications and Tele-observation Technology. He followed courses related to design, measurement, programming and processing techniques. He developed and programmed several processing and steering systems for radar systems. A lot of experiences build up in many years is used to develop new radar system aspects, an upgrade MIMO Test beds and an ultra-wide band MIMO system is proposed to measure channel characteristics.

He initiated and coordinates several new radar projects and campaigns. He has many contacts with all participating partners in several projects. In January 2004 he became co-applicant of the PARSAX project which was granted in December 2005. After that he became technical coordinator of the PARSAX project. In 2010 he became technical coordinator of the Radar department. In 2017 he became a drone pilot. For the TU Delft he wrote the operational manual and got the certificate to perform drone flights for research purposes. In 2020 this ROC is expanded to fly within the control zones of airports.

Projects history

Sensor Technology Applied in Reconfigurable Systems

reconfigurable sensors and sensor networks applied in the context of the security domain

PARSAX

PARSAX is "Polarimetric Agile Radar in S- and X-band", a versatile, programmable radar developed by MS3 and located at the roof of the EWI building.

  1. Decoupling the Doppler Ambiguity Interval from the Maximum Operational Range and Range-Resolution in FMCW Radars
    S. Neemat; O.A. Krasnov; F. Van der Zwan; Alexander Yarovoy;
    IEEE Sensors Journal,
    Volume 20, Issue 11, pp. 5992--6003, June 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2972152
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  2. Interleaved OFDM Radar Signals for Simultaneous Polarimetric Measurements
    Zongbo Wang; Tigrek, F.; Krasnov, O.A.; van der Zwan, W.F.; van Genderen, P.; Yarovoy, A.;
    IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
    Volume 48, Issue 3, pp. 2085-2099, July 2012.
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  3. External calibration of the PARSAX dual-channel FMCW polarimetric agile radar system
    Zhijian Li; Ligthart, L.P.; Peikang Huang; Weining Lu; van der Zwan, W.F.; Krasnov, O.A.; Yarovoy, A.; Weiqiang Zhu;
    In Proceedings of the 9th European Radar Conference (EuRAD), October 31 - November 2, 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands,,
    pp. 158-161, 2012.
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  4. Reconfigurable Digital Receiver for Polarimetric Radar with Dual-Orthogonal Signals
    Zongbo Wang; O.A. Krasnov; G.P. Babur; L.P. Ligthart; W.F. van der Zwan;
    International Journal of Microwaves and Wireless Technologies,
    Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 355-364, June 2011. doi:10.1017/S175907871100033X.
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  5. A new bistatic radar system: PARSAX + TARA
    Krasnov, O.A.; Zongbo Wang; Van der Zwan, W.F.; Yarovoy, A.;
    In Proceedings of the 8th European Radar Conference (EuRAD-2011), October 9-14 2011, Manchester, UK,
    pp. 146-149, 2011.
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  6. Application of I-OFDM signals for simultaneous polarimetric measurement
    Zongbo Wang; Tigrek, F.; Krasnov, O.A.; van der Zwan, W.F.; Van Genderen, P.; Yarovoy, A.;
    In Proceedings of the 8th European Radar Conference (EuRAD-2011), October 9-14 2011, Manchester, UK,
    pp. 182-185, 2011.
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  7. System-level Simulation of the Full-polarimetric Radar System
    Zongbo Wang; Zhijian Li; O.A. Krasnov; L.P.Ligthart; W.F. van der Zwan;
    In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Radar, 24-27 October, 2011, Chengdu, China,
    pp. 841-844, 2011.
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  8. Basics and first experiments demonstrating isolation improvements in the agile polarimetric FM-CW radar - PARSAX
    Krasnov, O.A.; Babur, G.P.; Zongbo Wang; Ligthart, L.P.; van der Zwan, W.F.;
    International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies,
    Volume 2, Issue Special Issue 3-4, pp. 419-428, 2010.
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  9. FPGA based IF digital receiver for the PARSAX - Polarimetric agile radar
    Zongbo Wang; Krasnov, O.A.; Ligthart, L.P.; Van der Zwan, W.F.;
    In 18th International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON-2010),
    Vilnius, Lithuania, pp. 1-4, 14-16 June 2010.
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  10. A novel approach applied for the internal and semi-external calibration of the PARSAX dual-channel polarimetric agile radar system
    Zhijian Li; Ligthart, L.P.; Peikang Huang; Weining Lu; Van der Zwan, W.F.; Krasnov, O.A.;
    In 18th International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON-2010),
    Vilnius, Lithuania, pp. 1-4, 14-16 June 2010.
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  11. “PARSAX: Polarimetric Agile Radar in S- And X-band. Technological Challenges and Scientific Novelties”
    Krasnov, O.A.; L.P. Ligthart; G.P. Babur; Zhijian Li; F. van der Zwan;
    In URSI Benelux Forum,
    pp. 1-4, 2009.

  12. Basics and First Experiments Demonstrating Isolation Improvements in the Agile Polarimetric FM-CW Radar - PARSAX
    Krasnov, O.A.; G.P. Babur; L.P. Ligthart; Fred van der Zwan;
    In European Microwave Week 2009 Conference Proceedings. EuRAD. Rome, September 28 - October 2, 2009,
    pp. 13-16, 2009.
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  13. Simulation, Measurement and Validation of Amplitude and Phase Matching Performance between Transmitter and Receiver Subsystems in Dual-Channel High-Resolution Polarimetric Radar
    Zhijian Li; L.P. Ligthart; Peikang Huang; Weining Lu; W.F. van der Zwan; O.A. Krasnov;
    In European Microwave Week 2009 Conference Proceedings. EuRAD. Rome, September 28 - October 2, 2009,
    pp. 461-464, 2009.
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  14. Optimizing Two-Tone Spurious-Free Dynamic Range for Polarimetric Agile Radar Receivers
    Li, Z.; Ligthart, L.P.; Huang, P.; Lu, W.; van der Zwan, F.; Krasnov, O.A.; Lys, E.P.;
    In European Microwave Week 2008 Conference Proceedings. EuRAD 2008,
    pp. 336-339, 2008.
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  15. The PARSAX - Full Polarimetric FMCW Radar with Dual-Orthogonal Signals
    Krasnov, O. A.; Ligthart, L. P.; Li, Z.; Lys, P.; van der Zwan, W. F.;
    In European Microwave Week 2008 Conference Proceedings. EuRAD 2008,
    pp. 84-87, 2008.
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  16. Design Considerations of the RF Front-End for High Dynamic Range Digital Radar Receivers.
    Li, Z.; Ligthart, L. P.; Huang, P.; Lu, W.; van der Zwan, W. F.; Lys, E. P.; Krasnov, O. A.;
    In E. Sedek (Ed.), Proceedings of MIKON 2008, Warszawa,
    IEEE, IEEE, pp. 493-496, 2008.
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