MSc W. Bouwmeester

PhD student
Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems (MS3), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Classification of targets and road surfaces using polarimetry in mm-wave automotive radar.


Wietse Bouwmeester received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering form the Delft University of Technology in 2016. In 2016 and 2017 he was involved in designing and building a solar powered vehicle in collaboration with 15 other students from before mentioned university, to compete in the 2017 World Solar Challenge in Australia. With his team, he managed defend the world title despite the fierce competition of international student teams from other top-ranking universities. Wietse was responsible for the design and manufacturing of the MJT GaAs solar array and other electronic subsystems of the solar car.

Wietse obtained his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2020, also from the Delft University of Technology, with a focus on telecommunications and sensing systems. He graduated cum laude on the design of a conformal phased array antenna commissioned by ASTRON, the Dutch institute for radio astronomy. While working towards his MSc degree, he joined a startup company that aims to provide global IoT coverage using nanosatellites. Here he worked on the design of the satellite and ground station RF electronics.

In May 2020, he joined the Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems group as a PhD candidate where he is currently working on polarimetric approaches to classify road surfaces and other targets with mm-wave radar for automotive applications.

Polarimetry for automotive radar applications

  1. Road Surface Conditions Identification via H α A Decomposition and Its Application to mm-Wave Automotive Radar
    Bouwmeester, Wietse; Fioranelli, Francesco; Yarovoy, Alexander G.;
    IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems,
    Volume 1, pp. 132-145, 2023. DOI: 10.1109/TRS.2023.3286282

  2. Dynamic Road Surface Signatures in Automotive Scenarios
    W. Bouwmeester; F. Fioranelli; A. Yarovoy;
    In 2021 18th European Radar Conference (EuRAD),
    pp. 285-288, 2022. DOI: 10.23919/EuRAD50154.2022.9784570

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Last updated: 8 Feb 2023

Wietse Bouwmeester

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