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Francesco Laghezza is a Post Doc Researcher at the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. His main research focuses on joint Radar Communication aspects and challenges for the automotive scenario. Dr. Laghezza have authored more than 70 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and 5 papents. During his activities, he was honoured with the Young Engineering prize, during the 2014 International Radar Symposium, and with the Thales prize for his contribution in developing the first hybrid, LIDAR\RADAR integrated architecture. From 2010 to 2016, He was a researcher at CNIT (National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications) in Pisa (Italy), working as technical leader for the radar system developing and prototyping group within the European projects PHODIR, PREPARE and PETRA. He also worked for the development of a Microwave-Photonic Dual Band Radar (DBR) and a fiber based distributed RADARCOM network, a photonic receiver for Electronic Spectrum Measurement (ESM) and SIGnal INTelligence (SIGINT) in close collaboration with national and international companies, research bodies and DoD. His main activities are in the area of research and development of Radar systems with more than seven years’ experience in system design, system engineering hands-on capability, including system and structural design, field test and calibration.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Pisa

University of Pisa

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Projects

i-CAVE P4 - Radar Communication

Willems, F. M. J., Eijkemans, C., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Laghezza, F., Tigrek, R. F., Lampel, F., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A. & Hegh, L.

1/11/1631/08/22

Project: Research direct

Research Output

  • 943 Citations
  • 21 Conference contribution
  • 17 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Enhanced interference detection method in automotive FMCW radar systems

Laghezza, F., Jansen, F. & Overdevest, J., 1 Jun 2019, 2019 20th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2019. Knott, P. (ed.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 7 p. 8767459

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Uncorrelated interference in 79 GHz FMCW and PMCW automotive radar

    Overdevest, J., Jansen, F., Laghezza, F., Uysal, F. & Yarovoy, A., 1 Jun 2019, 2019 20th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2019. Knott, P. (ed.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 8 p. 8768181

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • A photonically enabled compact 0.5-28.5 GHz RF scanning receiver

    Onori, D., Scotti, F., Laghezza, F., Bartocci, M., Zaccaron, A., Tafuto, A., Albertoni, A., Bogoni, A. & Ghelfi, P., 15 May 2018, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 36, 10, p. 1831-1839 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Non-linearity effects in PLL based automotive radar systems

    Jansen, F. G. & Laghezza, F., 27 Aug 2018, 2018 19th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2018. Rohling, H. (ed.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 8 p. 8448096

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Photonics-based radar for sub-mm displacement sensing

    Pinna, S., Melo, S., Laghezza, F., Scotti, F., Lazzeri, E., Scaffardi, M., Ghelfi, P. & Bogoni, A., 1 Mar 2017, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 23, 2, p. 1-8 1 p., 5300408.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)