Dr Michail Antoniou B. Eng, Ph.D

 

Lecturer in Communications Engineering

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Contact details

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Michail Antoniou is a lecturer in Communications Engineering in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a member of the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL), where he leads research on radar imaging technologies.

Michail’s research interests include bi- and multi-static radar systems, passive radar, imaging radar, and radar signal processing. He has published over 40 research papers in scientific journals and international conferences in the above topics. His work has been funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and EPSRC.

Michail is a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and a member of the Technical Programme Committee for the IET International Radar Conference 2012.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Radar Systems, University of Birmingham, 2007
  • BEng in Electronic and Communications Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2003

Biography

Michail Antoniou was born in New York, U.S.A in 1982, and currently holds a dual (Greek-American) citizenship. He qualified with a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2003. He went on to study for a PhD in Radar Systems in the same year, and was awarded his degree in 2007.

From 2006 until 2011 he was a Research Fellow at the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL), under Prof. Mike Cherniakov. From 2006-2008 he carried out research and development of a compact Forward Scattering Radar (FSR) network for situational awareness in ground operations. This work was funded by the EMRS DTC, under grant no. EMRS/DTC/2/65. A working prototype was demonstrated to members of the DTC board at the end of the project. From 2008-2010, he developed and tested the system prototype for a passive imaging radar using the Galileo satellites as transmitters and an airborne receiver. Airborne trials were conducted successfully and resulted in the first radar images in the world using this topology. This research was funded by the DTC under contract no. EMRS/DTC/1/27 for a period of three years. From 2010-2011 he was conducting research on engineering infrastructure monitoring using passive radar systems. This work is funded by EPSRC (grant no. EP/G056838/1) for four years and is in collaboration with the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment at Southampton University.

In 2011 Michail joined the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering as a Lecturer in Communications Engineering, where he is building a number of research activities in the area of radar systems, while also contributing to teaching and administrative tasks.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

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

Postgraduate supervision

I am happy to accept PhD students to work on an area related to my research themes. You can contact me via email to discuss about my current projects. Current research students:

  • Mr. Zhangfan Zeng: Development of a passive bistatic imaging radar with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as transmitters and a fixed receiver
  • Mr. Liu Feifeng (visiting researcher): Coherent change detection using passive bistatic radar imagery

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Bi- and multi-static radar systems
  • Passive radar
  • Imaging radar
  • Radar signal processing

Other activities

  • Member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Regular reviewer for IEEE scientific journals
  • Technical Committee member for the IET International Radar Conference 2012

Publications

Journal articles

  1. Antoniou, M., Zeng, Z., Feifeng, L., Cherniakov, M., Experimental demonstration of passive BSAR imaging using navigation satellites and a fixed receiver, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (in press)
  2. Hu, C., Sizov, V., Antoniou, M., Gashinova, M., Cherniakov, M., Optimal signal processing in ground based forward scatter micro radars, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (in press)
  3. Antoniou, M., Cherniakov, M., Hu, C. (2009), Space-Surface Bistatic SAR image formation algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 1827-1843
  4. Cherniakov, M., Saini, R., Antoniou, M., Zuo, R., Plakidis, E. (2008), Experiences gained during the development of a passive BSAR with GNSS transmitters of opportunity, International Journal of Navigation and Remote Sensing (online), article ID 807958
  5. Cherniakov, M., Saini, R., Zuo, R., Antoniou, M. (2007), SS-BSAR with GNSS transmitter of opportunity – experimental results, IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 447-458
  6. Sizov, V., Cherniakov, M., Antoniou, M. (2007) Forward scattering radar power budget analysis for ground targets, IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 437-446
  7. Antoniou, M., Saini, R., Cherniakov, M. (2007), Results of a Space-Surface Bistatic SAR image formation algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 3359-3371
  8. Cherniakov, M., Saini, R.,  Zuo, R., Antoniou, M. (2006), Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar with transmitters of opportunity, Journal of Defence Science, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 136-140

Selected conference papers

  1. Zeng, Z., Antoniou, M., Feifeng, L., Cherniakov, M. (2011), First Space Surface Bistatic Fixed Receiver SAR Images with a Navigation Satellite, International Radar Symposium 2011, Leipzig, Germany
  2. Antoniou, M., Cherniakov, M., Zuo, R., Plakidis, E. (2009), Motion comprensation algorithm for passive Space-Surface Bistatic SAR, IET International Radar Conference, Bordeaux, France
  3. Cherniakov, M., Plakidis, E., Antoniou, M., Zuo, R. (2009), Passive Space-Surface Bistatic SAR for Local Area Monitoring: Primary Feasibility Study, 6th European Radar Conference EuRad 2009 ,pp. 89-92, Rome, Italy
  4. Rashid, E., Antoniou, M., Jankovic, P., Sizov, V., Cherniakov, M. (2009), Effects of speed estimation accuracy on automatic target classification in forward scattering radar, International Radar Symposium 2009, Hamburg, Germany
  5. Hu, C., Antoniou, M., Cherniakov, M., Sizov, V. (2008), Quasi-Optimal Signal Processing in Ground FSR”, IEEE International Radar Conference 2008, pp. 2044-2049, Rome, Italy
  6. Sizov, V., Hu, C., Antoniou, M., Cherniakov, M. (2008), Vegetation Clutter Spectral Properties in VHF/UHF bistatic Doppler Radar, IEEE International Radar Conference 2008, pp. 1245-1251, Rome, Italy
  7. Antoniou, M., Saini, R., Zuo, R., Cherniakov, M. (2008), Space-Surface Bistatic SAR topology and its impact on image formation, European Synthetic Aperture Radar Conference 2008, Friedrichshafen, Germany (invited paper)

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