Peculiarities and experience of W-band cloud radar calibration

Prof. Felix Yanovsky – National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Felix J. Yanovsky (IEEE M’94–SM’96–F’08–LF’20) graduated (with Honors) from the National Aviation University (NAU), Kyiv, Ukraine. He got his PhD degree in Radar & Radio Navigation, DSc degree (habilitation) in Aviation Meteorology, and the one more DSc in Radar & Radio Navigation in 1979, 1992, and 1993 respectively. He is currently a Senior Researcher in the Delft University of Technology, Geoscience and Remote Sensing department and (remotely) the Professor of Electronics, Robotics, Monitoring and IoT Technologies (ERMIT) Department in NAU. He was visiting professor and/or scientist in different Universitates in the Netherlands, USA, Germany, Jordan, Republic of Korea, China, Poland, India, and Kenya. He promoted 16 PhD & DSc holders and hundreds of M.S. and Engineers. He was the Chair of IEEE Ukraine Section (2016-2022), founder and Chairman of the Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium (MRRS). Research activity in electronics, IT, radar, remote sensing, signal processing. He took part in numerous projects in Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Republic of Korea. He has numerous awards and International Grants. Author of 12 books (CRC, Springer, Momentum Press, Elsevier, Tekhnika, NAU), more than 500 papers, and 42 invention patents.

Keynote talk description 

This talk is devoted to discussing peculiarities of W-band cloud radar calibration. After brief overview on meteorological radar calibration for quantitative information obtaining, we will focus on problems and their possible solutions in respect to mm-wave radar calibration. Experimental part of the talk is based on multi-instrument measurements in rain provided during several years in the Cabauw experimental site are used for comparison of 94 GHz radar data with non-radar droplet size distribution measurements, provided by laser disdrometers. Specialized Matlab software tool developed for such processing complex data and radar calibration will be demonstrated.