Dr Michail Antoniou BEng, Ph.D, AFHEA, SMIEEE

Dr Michail Antoniou

School of Engineering
Reader in RF Sensing Systems

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 Reader in RF Sensing Systems within the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL) at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. His main research interests include Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), bi-/multi-static radar, passive radar, MIMO and cognitive/bio-inspired radar.  

He has published more than 90 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. He has delivered workshops in several international radar conferences, in addition to serving as a technical review committee member and session chair/co-chair.

Michail is a member of NATO SETs 227 and 250 on cognitive radar and multidimensional radar imaging, respectively, an Overseas Expert for Xidian University’s Centre for Cognitive Radar Detection, Imaging and Target Recognition, and the co-chair of the SAR Focus Group of the UK Radar Society (EMSIG). He is also an Associate Editor for MDPI’s Remote Sensing Journal, as well as a regular reviewer for IEEE, IET and MDPI journals.

Qualifications

  • IEEE Senior Member, 2018
  • Associate Fellow of the HEA, 2013
  • PhD in Radar Systems, University of Birmingham, 2007
  • BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communications Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2003

Biography

Michail Antoniou received a B.Eng (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. In 2011 he joined the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015 and Reader in 2019. He currently 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.

Teaching

  • Introduction to Communications (Level M)
  • LM Radar and Satellite Navigation (Level M)

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
  • Alp Sayin: Ultrasonic MIMO arrays for short-range automotive sensing
  • Sukhjit Pooni: MIM towed array radar
  • Khairul Khaizi Mohd Shariff: Vehicle speed over ground estimation with Doppler radar sensor

Current:

  • George Atkinson: Passive SAR imaging with DVB-T transmitters
  • Ussanai Nithirochananont: Multi-static SAR imaging
  • Ellis Humphreys: Cognitive array radar architectures for improved detection
  • Furkan Korkmaz: MIMO SAR
  • Galen Reich: Aspects of bio-inspired radar systems and signal processing

Future:

For enquires, please contact Dr. Antoniou directly.

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
  • Associate Editor, MDPI Remote Sensing Journal

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Ahmad, BI, Rogers, C, Harman, S, Dale, H, Jahangir, M, Antoniou, M, Baker, C, Newman, M & Fioranelli, F 2023, 'A Review of Automatic Classification of Drones Using Radar: Key Considerations, Performance Evaluation and Prospects', IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAES.2023.3335003

Bekar, A, Bekar, M, Baker, C & Antoniou, M 2023, 'Coherent Change Detection for High-Resolution Drone-Borne SAR at 24 GHz', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

Jahangir, M, Griffiths, D, White, D, Donlan, G, Ren, X, Kannanthara, J, Singh, Y, Wayman, JP, Baker, CJ, Sadler, JP, Reynolds, J & Antoniou, M 2023, 'Development of a networked photonic‐enabled staring radar testbed for urban surveillance', IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. https://doi.org/10.1049/rsn2.12524

Griffiths, D, Jahangir, M, Kannanthara, J, Donlan, G, Baker, CJ, Antoniou, M & Singh, Y 2023, 'Fully digital, urban networked staring radar: Simulation and experimentation', IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1049/rsn2.12499

Wayman, JP, Atkinson, G, Jahangir, M, White, D, Matthews, T, Antoniou, M, Reynolds, J & Sadler, J 2023, 'L-band radar quantifies major disturbance of birds by fireworks in an urban area.', Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 12085. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-39223-1

White, D, Jahangir, M, Baker, C & Antoniou, M 2023, 'Urban Bird-Drone Classification with Synthetic Micro-Doppler Spectrograms', IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRS.2023.3326317

Chapter

Antoniou, M & Atkinson, G 2023, Passive synthetic aperture radar with DVB-T transmissions. in D Cristallini & DW O'Hagan (eds), Passive Radars on Moving Platforms. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), pp. 141-174. https://doi.org/10.1049/SBRA536E_ch6

Conference contribution

Griffiths, D, Jahangir, M, Donlan, G, Kannanthara, J, Antoniou, M, Baker, C & Singh, Y 2024, Microwave Photonics in Networked Staring Radar. in 2023 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP)., 10416574, IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, IEEE, 2023 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), Nanjing, China, 15/10/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWP58203.2023.10416574

White, D, Jahangir, M, Wayman, JP, Reynolds, J, Sadler, J & Antoniou, M 2023, Bird and micro-drone spectral width and classification. in 2023 24th International Radar Symposium (IRS). Proceedings International Radar Symposium, IEEE, International Radar Symposium IRS 2023, Berlin, Germany, 24/05/23. https://doi.org/10.23919/IRS57608.2023.10172408

Bekar, A, Antoniou, M & Baker, CJ 2023, Change Detection for High-Resolution Drone-Borne SAR at High Frequencies - First Results. in 2023 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf23). Proceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf23, San Antonia, United States, 1/05/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/RadarConf2351548.2023.10149798

Griffiths, D, Jahangir, M, Kannanthara, J, Baker, C, Antoniou, M & Singh, Y 2023, Direct signal synchronization for staring passive bistatic radar. in International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022). International Conference on Radar Systems, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), pp. 220–225, International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 24/10/22. https://doi.org/10.1049/icp.2022.2319

Jahangir, M, Atkinson, G, White, D, Griffiths, D, Ren, X, Wayman, JP, Baker, C, Sadler, J, Reynolds, J & Antoniou, M 2023, Networked staring radar testbed for urban surveillance: Status and preliminary results. in International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022). International Conference on Radar Systems, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), pp. 471-476, International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 24/10/22. https://doi.org/10.1049/icp.2022.2363

Atkinson, G, Jahangir, M, White, D, Wayman, JP, Baker, C, Sadler, J, Reynolds, J & Antoniou, M 2023, The role of target signatures in bird-drone classification. in 2023 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf23)., 10149665, Proceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf23, San Antonia, United States, 1/05/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/RadarConf2351548.2023.10149665

Greig, D, Clemente, C, Antoniou, M, Jahangir, M, Coe, D, Robertson, DA & Ritchie, M 2023, Try Living in the Real World: the importance of experimental radar systems and data collection trials. in International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022)., 10038942, International Conference on Radar Systems, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), International Conference on Radar Systems (RADAR 2022), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 24/10/22. https://doi.org/10.1049/icp.2022.2361

Griffiths, D, Jahangir, M, White, D, Kannanthara, J, Donlan, G, Baker, C, Singh, Y & Antoniou, M 2023, Urban Clutter Analysis for Drone Detection using L-band Staring Radar. in 2023 IEEE International Radar Conference (RADAR). 1 edn, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1-6, 2023 IEEE International Radar Conference, Sydney, Australia, 6/11/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR54928.2023.10371017

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