Smart platform for millimeter-wave environmental and industrial sensing (MMSENSE)

Croatian Science Foundation Project HRZZ IP-2019-04-1064  

Smart platform for millimeter-wave environmental and industrial sensing  (MMSENSE)

Remote environmental and industrial sensing based on multi-spectral or radar imaging today plays an important role in ensuring sustainability and protection of natural resources, in saving time and energy in industry and agriculture, and in many other applications. Numerous examples of such systems exist which provide information like product quality to manufacturers, crops growth parameters to farmers or structural integrity details to civil engineers. With recent developments in electromagnetic millimetre-wave (mm-wave) technology, high-speed signal processing and artificial intelligence implementation, short range mm-wave remote sensing is experiencing strong growth with the market dictating new applications with increasingly higher levels of system autonomy.

The objective of this project is to investigate and realize methodologies, algorithms and hardware concepts that will meet the demands of these new applications in terms of improved autonomy, reasonable cost, energy efficiency and improved communication possibilities. The specific goals that will be achieved are; (i) efficient supervised machine learning classification of objects based on mm-wave radar scattering information, (ii) improved signal processing and compressing algorithms for mm-wave remote sensing radars, (iii) development of antenna array with smart control of beam scanning, and (iv) optimization of communication protocol for transmission of large quantities of data obtained by remote sensing. The final goal is to demonstrate developed principles on a smart mm-wave remote sensing platform that could be used in various environmental or industrial fields and easily integrated with other sensors in Internet-of-Things networks. Additionally, this research will significantly advance the level of expertise of our group and in particular of the young researchers involved through Master and PhD studies.


Seminar by Marko Šprem

On September 21st 2022 our newly adjoined member of the group presented a talk about photoacoustic phenomenom and its application in medical imaging.

This is another remote sensing approach in which pulses of light are used to invoke vibrations in matter. By detecting the ultrasonic vibration waves one can learn about the contents of matter, such as biological tissue, or use photoacoustics as imaging modality.

You can contact Marko Šprem via e-mail.

Author: Filip Turčinović

As a part of activities of HRZZ project MMSENSE a novel Near-Distance Raw and Reconstructed Ground Based SAR Data dataset is now publicly available.

The dataset consists of 2 sets:

  • RealSAR-RAW contains raw radar data obtained using 24 GHz Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (GBSAR)
  • RealSAR-IMG contains radar images generated with reconstruction algorithm applied on that raw data.

Each example in sets represent either raw data (in RealSAR-RAW) or reconstructed image (in RealSAR-IMG) of one observed scene. Scene can contain none, one or more test objects. Observed test objects are bottles. 172 dataset examples include aluminium bottle, 172 glass bottle, 179 plastic bottle, and 29 of them are without objects. There are 337 examples in total.

MMSENSE Workshop 2021

Project Smart platform for millimeter-wave environmental and industrial sensing (MMSENSE) financed under Croatian Science Foundation Project HRZZ IP-2019-04-1064, is organizing a scientific workshop

"MMSENSE Workshop 2021"

The workshop will be held online on Friday December 17th 2021. and it will include presentations and discussions about the recent developments within the project and new scientific trends in the sensing community.
MMSENSE Workshop 2021 is open to all interested researchers and more information about the content and registration can found on the workshop webpage.

Author: AOLab

Members of MMSense group presented their papers on 63rd International Symposium ELMAR-2021 in Zadar, Croatia, 13-15 September 2021.

Presented papers are:

Papers have been supported in part by Croatian Science Foundation under the project IP-2019-04-1064.

Author: Filip Turčinović