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Technische Universiteit Delft – TUDelft

Delft University of Technology has 2 Departments working on the NeTTUN project:

 IRCTR : Delft University of Technology (TUD) is widely known for its basic and applied research in the areas of radar, communication and navigation. The majority of this research is done under the umbrella of the International Research Centre for Telecommunications-transmission and Radar (IRCTR). It has about 120 members of staff and associated members working on joint research projects. IRCTR focuses its research on radar sensor design; analogue and digital signal processing for the radar sensor; detection, imaging and classification algorithms; data fusion for multi-sensor suit; radar sensor modelling, performance simulation and characterisation. For the last 12 years IRCTR has been active in the area of antipersonnel mine detection (humanitarian demining) in the framework of national projects (STW LMD, NTP VIRLAD, MoD “Mini-array GPR”, Cadmium). In the past 5 years IRCTR has also been active in the area of life sign detection and concealed weapon detection with UWB radar sensors (EU projects PROBANT, Radiotect, ATOM) Research on UWB technology resulted in development of five prototypes of UWB radars for different applications, two patents on UWB antennas and systems, and more than 300 journal and conference papers. In the area of UWB technology TUD/IRCTR participated in the EU funded projects Europcom, RADIOTECT, Probant, Orfeus, ATOM and NoE ACE and ACE2. For its papers in the field of radar, IRCTR has received several prizes for the best paper at European Microwave Week.

CiTG : Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Geotechnology executes a programme for inventive exploration, exploitation and use of the Earth’s resources and subsurface space. It has an internationally leading role in research, regarding Applied Geophysics & Petrophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Geology and Geo-Engineering, and is characterised by international staff and students, participation in large national and international research projects, and a balanced combination of fundamental and applied research.

The department exploits synergy between the different research groups by combining basic sciences with engineering activities. The Department is very active in the Netherlands Research Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Sciences (ISES), one of the six national top research schools. The Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics manages a programme of fundamental and applied scientific research in exploration, engineering and environmental geophysics and petrophysics. Both seismic and electromagnetic methods are used in order to analyse structures and processes in the Earth’s subsurface in a non-destructive way. Inhomogeneous geological layers are visualised (geophysical imaging), the parameters within these layers are determined (geophysical characterisation), and the measurements are repeated in time (geophysical monitoring). By applying these techniques, geological structures and objects can be delineated and the subsoil can be characterised for the purpose of, e.g.,underground constructions or infrastructure projects. The group has high level expertise in the novel application of seismic shear waves for high-resolution delineation of the soft subsoil layers typical of the Netherlands.