Dr Michail Antoniou BEng, Ph.D

Dr Michail Antoniou

School of Engineering
Senior Lecturer in Radar Systems and Signal Processing

Contact details

Address
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering
Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory
University of Birmingham
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Michail is a Senior Lecturer within the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL) at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

He has more than 10 years of experience in radar systems and signal processing. Over this time he has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, and has led research funded by DSTL, the European Commission (H2020), the European Space Agency, the British Council and industry in this area.

His main research interests include Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), bi-/multi-static radar, passive radar, MIMO and cognitive/bio-inspired radar.

Qualifications

  • Associate Fellow of the HEA, 2013
  • PhD in Radar Systems, University of Birmingham, 2007
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Communications Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2003

Biography

Michail Antoniou received a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communications Engineering and a Ph.D degree in radar sensors and systems from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2003 and 2007, respectively.

From 2006 to 2011 he was a Research Fellow at the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory, University of Birmingham, UK. Since 2011 he has been with the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. He leads a team of researchers on radar systems and signal processing, including Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), bi-/multi-static radar, passive radar, MIMO and cognitive/bio-inspired radar. He has more than 70 publications in peer reviewed international journals and conferences, and he has led research grants funded by the European Commission, the European Space Agency, the UK MoD and the British Council, as well as direct industrial grants in this area. 

Michail has delivered workshops in several international radar conferences, in addition to serving as a technical review committee member and session chair/co-chair. Finally, he is a member of NATO SET-227 working group on cognitive radar, and has research collaborations with institutions across the world.

Teaching

  • EE2D2 - Fundamentals of Communications Systems (2nd Year)
  • EE3B1 - Analogue Electronics (3rd Year)

Postgraduate supervision

Completed:

  • Zhangfan Zeng: Passive SAR imaging with GNSS transmitters
  • Dimitrios Tzagkas: Coherent Change Detection with Passive SAR
  • Manuel Crespo: Wind turbine monitoring using short-range radar sensors

Current:

  • George Atkinson: Passive SAR imaging with DVB-T transmitters
  • Ussanai Nithirochananont: Multi-static SAR imaging
  • Alp Sayin: Ultrasonic MIMO arrays for short-range automotive sensing
  • Khairul Khaizi Mohd Shariff: Vehicle speed over ground estimation with Doppler radar sensor
  • Sukhjit Pooni: MIMO towed array radar
  • Galen Reich: Aspects of bio-inspired radar systems and signal processing

Future:

For enquires, please email me

Research

Research Interests

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Bi-/Multi-static radar
  • Passive radar
  • MIMO radar
  • Cognitive/bio-inspired radar

Research Grants (PI)

  • Passive micro-satellite based SAR for persistent large area monitoring (PASSAT), Phase 1&2: DSTL, 2015-2018
  • Persistent surveillance from air using a MIMO towed array radar (SIMITAR), Phase 1&2: DSTL, 2015-2017
  • Galileo based passive radar system for maritime surveillance (spyGLASS): H2020, 2015-2017
  • Seeing with Sound: Global Innovation Initiative, 2014-2016
  • Galileo AltBOC signal exploitation for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging (BSAR): European Space Agency, 2014-2016
  • MIMO sensor array for short-range, high-resolution automotive sensing: Jaguar Land Rover (PhD scholarship), 2013-2016
  • Wind turbine structural health assessment using passive RF sensors: EPSRC via ISF, 2012-2013

Research Grants (Co-I)

  • Passive missile-borne radar (PAMIR), Phase 1&2: DSTL, 2015/2017
  • Speed over Ground estimation: Jaguar Land Rover, 2011 - 2013

Other activities

  • Member of NATO SET-227 - Cognitive Radar
  • Member of NATO SET-250 - Multi-dimensional Radar Imaging

Publications

  • H. Ma, M. Antoniou, D. Pastina, F. Santi, F. Pieralice, M. Bucciarelli, M. Cherniakov (2017), Maritime Moving Target Indication Using Passive GNSS-based Bistatic Radar, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, in press.
  • L. Thaler, G.M. Reich, X. Zhang, D. Wang, G. E. Smith, Z. Tao, R.S.A Abdullah, M. Cherniakov, C.J. Baker, D. Kish, M. Antoniou (2017), Mouth-Clicks used by Blind Expert Human Echolocators – Signal Description and Model Based Signal Synthesis, PLOS Computational Biology.
  • M. Crespo-Ballesteros, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov, (2017) “Wind turbine blade radar signatures in the near-field: modelling and experimental confirmation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 53, no.4, pp. 1916-1931.
  • X. Zhang, G. Reich, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov, C.J. Baker, L. Thaler, G.E. Smith (2017), Human echolocation: waveform analysis of tongue clicks, IET Electronic Letters, vol. 53, no.9, pp. 580-582.
  • K. Mohd-Shariff, E.G. Hoare, L. Daniel, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2017), Comparison of adaptive spectral estimation for vehicle Speed measurement with radar sensors, Sensors, 17 (4), paper no. 751.
  • F. Santi, M. Bucciarelly, D. Pastina, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2016), Spatial resolution improvement in GNSS-based SAR using multi-static acquisitions and feature extraction, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 6217-6231, October 2016.

  • H. Ma, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2015), Passive GNSS-based SAR resolution improvement using joint Galileo E5 signals, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1640-1644.
  • F. Santi, M. Antoniou, D. Pastina (2015), Point Spread Function analysis for GNSS-based multi-static SAR, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 304-308.
  • Q. Zhang, M. Antoniou, W. Chang, M. Cherniakov (2015), Spatial de-correlation in GNSS-based SAR Coherent Change Detection, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 219-228.
  • T. Zeng, M. Zhu, C. Hu, T. Zhang, M. Antoniou (2015), DEM generation using bistatic interferometry: high-coherence pixel selection and residual reference phase compensation, Science China: Information Science, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1-14.

  • M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov, H. Ma (2015), Space-Surface bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar with navigation satellite transmissions: a review,  Science China: Information Science, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1-20, June 2015 (review article).
  • T. Zeng, F. Liu, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2015), GNSS-based BiSAR using modified range migration algorithm, Science China: Information Science, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1-13.
  • H. Ma, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2015), Passive GNSS-based SAR imaging and opportunities using Galileo E5 signals, Science China: Information Science, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1-11.
  • M. Antoniou, Z. Hong, Z. Zhangfan, R. Zuo, Q. Zhang, M. Cherniakov (2013), Passive BSAR imaging with Galileo transmitters: analytical and experimental results, IET Proc. Radar, Sonar and Navigation, vol. 7, no.9, pp. 985-993.
  • M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov (2013), GNSS-based bistatic SAR: a signal processing view, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2013:98.

  • F. Liu, M. Antoniou, Z. Zeng, M. Cherniakov (2013), Coherent change detection using passive GNSS-based SAR: Experimental proof of concept, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 4544-4555.
  • F. Liu, M. Antoniou, Z. Zeng, M. Cherniakov (2013), Point Spread Function analysis for BSAR with GNSS transmitters and long dwell times: theory and experimental confirmation, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 10, no.4, pp.781-785, July 013.
  • H. Zhou, M. Antoniou, T. Huaiying, G. Jianming, Z. Zhangfan, M. Cherniakov (2012),  Pre-processing for time domain image formation in SS-BSAR systems, Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, vol 23, no. 6, pp. 875-880.
  • C. Hu, V. Sizov, M. Antoniou, M. Gashinova, M. Cherniakov (2012), Optimal signal processing in ground based forward scatter micro radars, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 3006-3026.
  • M. Antoniou, Z. Zeng, L. Feifeng, M. Cherniakov (2012), Experimental demonstration of passive BSAR imaging using navigation satellites and a fixed receiver, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 9, issue 3, pp. 477-481.