Time Room A Room B Poster area

Monday, September 11

18:00-20:00 Registration of participants

Tuesday, September 12

08:00-10:00 Registration of participants
10:00-11:00 SPSympo opening    
11:20-13:00 Plenary talks    
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 MAPIS special session Medical signal processing  
16:00-17:40 ISAR and SAR imaging Medical applications  
18:00-19:00 Tutorial 1 - Progressive Classification and Learning Workshop - 5G Toolset - The Easiest Way to Explain Signal Processing in Communications  

Wednesday, September 13

08:50-10:30 Radar signal processing Stochastic Realization and Orthogonal Signal Processing - special session A  
10:50-12:30 Space technology and applications Stochastic Realization and Orthogonal Signal Processing - special session B  
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30   Tutorial 2 - Subspace Identification Poster session
15:00-16:40 Passive and noise radar Tutorial 3 - Signal analysis in biomedical applications  
17:00-18:00 Tutorial 4 - Imaging radar: an all weather all day e.m. camera Tutorial 5 - Measuring the Event Horizon Shadow of Sgr A* Super Massive Black Hole  

Thursday, September 14

09:20-11:00 Image processing Localization techniques  
11:20-13:00 Signal processing Electromagnetic phenomena and microwave techniques  
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 SPSympo closing    

Tuesday, September 12

Tuesday, September 12 10:00 - 11:00

SPSympo opening

Room A
Chairs: Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Peter Knott
10:00 Welcome Speech
Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa and Piotr Samczynski
10:20 The Main Areas of Activity of the Polish Space Agency
Michał Marchewka
10:30 Innovative Defence Technologies for the Modernization of Polish Armed Forces - The Role of I3TO
Sławomir Augustyn
10:45 Digital Radar - Recent Developments at Fraunhofer FHR
Peter Knott

Tuesday, September 12 11:20 - 13:00

Plenary talks

Room A
Chairs: Piotr Samczynski, Anna Dzvonkovskaya
11:20 Progressive Classification and Learning: From Analytics for Deep Neural Networks to Cortex-on-a-Chip
John S. Baras
11:45 HF-Radar Signal Processing: From Ocean Remote Sensing to Real-Time Tsunami Alerting
Anna Dzvonkovskaya
12:10 Efficient Management of Radio Networks with Dynamic Spectrum Access
Jerzy Lopatka
12:35 'Quantum Radar' Concept Implemented by Means of Classical Radar Technologies: Comparison with Noise Radar Concept
Konstantin Alexandrovich Lukin

Tuesday, September 12 14:00 - 15:40

MAPIS special session

Room A
Chairs: Fabrizio Berizzi, Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores, Robert Łukawski

This session aims at presenting to the radar signal processing community the main novel scientific and technological results of the MAPIS project ( Multichannel passive ISAR imaging for military applications). MAPIS is a three years EDA (European Defence Agnecy) project aiming at studying, defining, analyzing a new system concept for implementing and demonstrating ISAR imaging capability in a plug-in multistatic array passive radar finalized to target recognition. The session is composed in several papers starting with an overview of the project, to the concept of passive bistatic ISAR imaging, the use ISAR images for classification, the DVB-T multichannel passive radar, the multistatic passive radar measurement system and finally to the detection signal processing complex chain. The results will show that imaging with passive radar is feasible with predictable performance.

14:00 Multichannel Passive ISAR Imaging for Military Applications (MAPIS) Project: An Overview
Fabrizio Berizzi, Michele Conti and Amerigo Capria
14:15 Passive Bistatic ISAR Imaging
Fabrizio Berizzi, Elisa Giusti and Marco Martorella
14:30 Feature-Based Target Detection and Classification in Passive ISAR Range-Crossrange Images
Levente A. Kovacs and Andrea Manno-Kovacs
14:45 DVB-T Based Passive Radar for Maritime Surveillance
Annarita Di Lallo and Roberta Cardinali
15:00 Measurement System for Multistatic Passive Radar
Bartosz Dzikowski, Marcin Kamil Baczyk, Piotr Samczynski, Adam Grabowski, Maciej Wielgo, Damian Gromek, Piotr Krysik, Anna Kurowska and Jedrzej Drozdowicz
15:15 Passive Radar Detection Schemes for Complex Radar Scenarios
Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores, David Mata-Moya, Pedro-Jose Gomez-del-Hoyo, Manuel Rosa-Zurera and Nerea del-Rey-Maestre

Medical signal processing

Room B
Chairs: Anton Popov, Boguslaw Szlachetko
14:00 Linear Prediction and Discrete Wavelet Transform to Identify Pathology in Voice Signals
Everthon Fonseca, Rodrigo Capobianco Guido, Katia Paulo, Denis Mosconi and Luís Maschi
14:20 Estimation of Time Domain Parameters for Camera-Based Respiration Monitoring
Oleh Bodilovskyi and Anton Popov
14:40 Fetal ECG and Heart Rhythm Analyzing Using BabyCard
Oleh Viunytskyi and Vyacheslav Shulgin
15:00 Investigation of New Feature Vectors to Improve an Automatic Classification Accuracy of Granulocyte
Shinnosuke Tomiyama, Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto, Shigeru Chiba and Naoyuki Aikawa
15:20 On the Possible Improvements of Pipeline A / D Converters Parameters
Konrad Jędrzejewski

Tuesday, September 12 16:00 - 17:40

ISAR and SAR imaging

Room A
Chairs: Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores, Jacek Misiurewicz
16:00 Three-Dimensional Imaging of a Rotating Airborne Target Using Bistatic Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar
Jedrzej Drozdowicz, Piotr Samczynski and Marcin Kamil Baczyk
16:20 Impact of Non-Compensated Rotational Motion on the Stability of ISAR Image Formation Using Sparse Signal Reconstruction
Witold Dyszyński and Piotr Samczynski
16:40 Classification Results of ISAR Sea Targets Based on Their Two Features
Anna Kurowska, Janusz S. Kulpa, Elisa Giusti and Michele Conti
17:00 Comparison of Non-Coherent Change Detection Methods in SAR Imagery
Artur Gromek

Medical applications

Room B
Chair: Konrad Jędrzejewski
16:00 Heart Beat-to-Beat Interval Classification for Epileptic Seizure Prediction
Anton Popov, Yaroslav Smirnov, Oleg Panichev, Volodymyr Kharytonov and Yevgeniy Karplyuk
16:20 Epileptic Seizure Prediction Based on Singular Value Decomposition of Heart Rate Variability Features
Yaroslav Smirnov, Anton Popov, Oleg Panichev, Yevgeniy Karplyuk and Volodymyr Kharytonov
16:40 Feature Ranking for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
Maksym Manko, Javier Ramirez, Anton Popov, Igor Krashenyi, Dmytro Domashenko and Juan Manuel Górriz Sáez
17:00 Eye Blink Detection for the Implantable System for Functional Restoration of Orbicularis Oculi Muscle
Danylo Batulin, Anton Popov, Andrii Bobrov and Albina Tretiakova
17:20 A Sleep Spindle Detector Based on the Fujimori Method
Yuka Kawashima, Takashi Yoshida, Mitsuo Hayashi and Naoyuki Aikawa

Tuesday, September 12 18:00 - 19:00

Tutorial 1 - Progressive Classification and Learning

Mathematical Foundations, Deep Neural Networks, Implementations
Prof. John S. Baras
Room A

We describe various applications in sensing and associated signal processing, cognition and reasoning, as motivation and justification for multi-resolution analysis. We also include abstractions of the cortex architectures for sound and vision in ferrets, mice, and humans. These considerations inspire the class of generic architectures we propose. We next describe a rigorous mathematical framework we have developed that provides a hierarchical architecture for learning and cognition. The resulting architecture combines a wavelet preprocessor, a group invariant feature extractor and an aligned hierarchical (layered) learning algorithm. There are two feedback loops one back from the learning output to the feature extractor and one all the way back to the wavelet preprocessor. We show that the scheme can incorporate all metric differences but also non-metric dissimilarity measures like Bregman divergences. The learning module incorporates two universal learning algorithms in their hierarchical tree-structured form, both due to Kohonen. Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ) for supervised learning and Self-Organizing Map (SOM) for unsupervised learning. We demonstrate convergence of the resulting algorithms. We demonstrate the superior performance of the resulting algorithms and architecture on a variety of practical problems including: speaker and sound identification, simultaneous direction of arrival speaker ID and vowel ID, radar classification, ISAR classification, face recognition based on photographs. We describe how the resulting architecture and analytics capture the architecture abstractions of the cortex of higher-level animals and humans w.r.t. sound and vision sensing and understanding. We describe multi-resolution aspect graphs and their use in understanding and explaining the framework, and associated descriptions and importance of group invariance and representation of sound and vision objects that are non-traditional, including and emerging framework for shape recognition. We provide an interpretation of the algorithms as data-driven multi-resolution partition based classifiers and associated geometric constructions. We describe the implications on complexity reduction, and why these results explain known performance in higher-level animals and humans. We demonstrate how the underlying mathematics can be used to provide systematic models for design, analysis and evaluation of deep neural networks. We describe how the underlying mathematical framework is related to recent work by Mallat and others on a mathematical foundation for deep convolutional neural networks and learning. We close with a description of current work and future plans on mixed signal (digital and analog) micro-electronic implementations that exploit known architectural abstractions of the cortex of higher-level animals and humans w.r.t. to sound and vision sensing and cognition. We call the resulting chip class "Cortex-on-a-Chip".

Workshop - 5G Toolset - The Easiest Way to Explain Signal Processing in Communications

IS Wireless
Mateusz Ul, Łukasz Kwiatkowski
Room B

Decoding of LTE signal captured from the air.

Practical approach towards education on 4G and 5G - MATLAB laboratory cases.

Deployment of real-time LTE base station with the use of configurator for open-source protocol stack.

Wednesday, September 13

Wednesday, September 13 8:50 - 10:30

Radar signal processing

Room A
Chairs: Yuliya Averyanova, Piotr Kaniewski
8:50 System for Adjustment of Angle Coordinates for Sea Surface Surveillance Radar
Evgenii Vorobev, Alexander Bezuglov, Vladimir Veremyev and Vladimir Kutuzov
9:10 Multi-Polarization Approach to Liquid Hydrometeors' Vibration Discrimination in Presence of Turbulence
Yuliya Averyanova
9:30 FMCW Radar Implemented in SDR Architecture Using a USRP Device
Krzysztof Stasiak and Piotr Samczynski
9:50 Simultaneous Processing of Time-Shifted Orthogonal LFMCW Waveforms
Sharef Neemat, Oleg Krasnov and Alexander Yarovoy

Stochastic Realization and Orthogonal Signal Processing - special session A

Room B
Chairs: Sankar Basu, Jan Zarzycki
8:50 Issues on Multidimensional Stochastic Realization
Sankar Basu
9:10 Nonlinear Schur-Type Orthogonal Transformations of Higher-Order Stochastic Processes: An Overview of Current Topics
Jan Zarzycki, Agnieszka Wielgus and Urszula Libal
9:30 Generalized Schur Parametrization and Orthogonal Modeling Algorithms for Second-Order Time Series
Urszula Libal, Władysław Magiera and Agnieszka Wielgus
9:50 Nonlinear Orthogonal Parametrization and Modeling for Higher-Order Non-Gaussian Time-Series
Agnieszka Wielgus, Urszula Libal and Władysław Magiera

Wednesday, September 13 10:50 - 12:30

Space technology and applications

Room A
Chairs: Christo Kabakchiev, Manuel Rosa-Zurera
10:50 Concept of the Polish SSA System
Joanna Modławska, Karolina Pieniowska, Krzysztof Samp and Edwin Wnuk
11:10 Detection of Objects on LEO Using Signals of Opportunity
Dorota Mieczkowska, Martyna Zaborowska, Agnieszka Borucka, Jakub Wójcicki, Urszula Zielińska, Gabriela Moryc, Patrycja Szewczak, Jakub Kopyciński, Wioleta Rzęsa, Marek Kubel-Grabau, Paulina Woźniak, Bartłomiej Majerski and Viktor Szabó
11:30 Feasibility of Asteroid Detection Using Pulsar FSR-Network
Hristo A. Kabakchiev, Vara Behar, Dorina Kabakchieva, Ivan Garvanov, Kalin Kabakchiev, Hermann Rohling, Mark J. Bentum and Jorge Fernandes
11:50 The Concept of SAR Satellite Data Use for Flood Risk Monitoring in Poland
Joanna Pluto-Kossakowska, Katarzyna Osińska-Skotak, Helena Łoś and Beata Weintrit
12:10 The Use of Sentinel-1 Imagery in the Analysis of River Ice Phenomena on the Lower Vistula in the 2015-2016 Winter Season
Helena Łoś and Bogusław Pawłowski

Stochastic Realization and Orthogonal Signal Processing - special session B

Room B
Chairs: Michel Verhaegen, Agnieszka Wielgus
10:50 Subspace Identification of Large-scale LTI Dynamical Systems
Michel Verhaegen
11:10 Nonlinear Complexity Reduction: Sparsity of the Generalized Schur Coefficient Matrices and Frobenius Norm Criterion
Agnieszka Wielgus, Urszula Libal and Władysław Magiera
11:30 FPGA-based Signal Correlators
Michał Knioła, Waldemar Susek and Adam Kawalec
11:50 An Optimized Resource Allocation Algorithm in Cooperative Relay Cognitive Radio Networks
Min Zhang, Guodong Zhang, Zhihua Bao and Shibing Zhang

Wednesday, September 13 13:30 - 14:30

Tutorial 2 - Subspace Identification

Michel Verhaegen (TU Delft)
Room B

In this tutorial Subspace Techniques (ST) for identifying linear time invariant state space models from input-output data are revised. ST do not require a parametrization of the system matrices and therefore are less prone to problems related to local minima that often hamper succesful application of parametric optimization based identification methods. The overview follows the historic line of development. It starts from Kroneckers result on the representation of an infinite power series by a rational function and then addresses respectively the deterministic realization problem, its stochastic variant and finally the identification of a state space model given in innovation form. The tutorial summarizes the fundamental algorithmic principles of key methods over 3 decades of research in this field and gives a glimps on potential future research directions.

Poster session

Room: Poster area
Chair: Łukasz Maślikowski
Data Association with Evidence Theory
Ahmed Dallil
The Concept of RF System for Detection and Tracking of Ball and Players in Sport Ball Games
Piotr Samczynski, Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Damian Gromek, Jacek Misiurewicz, Wieslaw Klembowski and Marcin Botwicz
Moving Target Detection Method of the Ka FMCW SAR Based on DPCA
Hui Wang, ZhanSheng Chen, Shichao Zheng and Man Jiang
A Simple Radar Based on USRP Software Defined Radio
Bartłomiej Błeszyński
Equivalent Simulation Method for Pulse Radar Countermeasure in RFS
Xiaobin Liu, Jin Liu, Feng Zhao, Qihua Wu, Guoyu Wang and Jian'an Chen
Estimation of Time-Frequency Complex Phase-Based Speech Attributes Using Narrow Band Filter Banks
Karol Abratkiewicz, Krzysztof Czarnecki, Dominique Fourer and Francois Auger
Assessing Frequency Response of Video Motion Magnification Techniques
Mateusz Popek, Monika Danielewska and Daoud Iskander
Experimental Evaluation of Estimator Mean Square Error Curve for Cognitive Tracking Radar
Michał Meller
Reliability Parameters Estimation for Radioelectronic Equipment in Case of Change-point
Oleksandr Solomentsev, Maksym Zaliskyi, Olena Kozhokhina and Tetyana Herasymenko
Instrument Landing Systems' Control Processes Investigation
Oleksii Zuiev
Combination of Periodic and Alias-free Non-uniform Signal Sampling for Wideband Signal Digitizing and Compressed Transmitting Based on Picosecond-resolution Event Timing
Ivars Bilinskis, Eugene Boole and Kaspars Sudars
High Resolution Range Profile Reconstruction for Rotating Targets Based on Random Stepped Frequency Signal
Qihua Wu, Jin Liu, Feng Zhao, Xiaobin Liu, Shunping Xiao and Xiaofeng Ai
Real Time Processing of the Phase Shift and the Frequency by Voltage Signal Conversion into the Sequence of Rectangular Pulses
Eskender Bekirov, Marlen Asanov, Svetlana Voskresenskaya and Ahmed Alkaata

Wednesday, September 13 15:00 - 16:40

Passive and noise radar

Room A
Chair: Mateusz Malanowski
15:00 Comparative Analysis of Object Shadows Obtained by GPS and Sound Signals
Kalin Dimitrov, Ivan Garvanov, Vara Behar and Christo Kabakchiev
15:20 Nondesired Effects in DVB-T Based Passive Radar Due to Sporadic Interference
Nerea del-Rey-Maestre, Jose Luis Bárcena-Humanes, Javier Rosado-Sanz, Pedro-Jose Gomez-del-Hoyo and David Mata-Moya
15:40 Study of the Ghost Target Phenomenon on a Real DVB-T Passive Radar Scenario
Pedro-Jose Gomez-del-Hoyo, Jose Luis Bárcena-Humanes, Nerea del-Rey-Maestre, Javier Rosado-Sanz and Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores
16:00 Novel Bispectrum-Based Wireless Vision Technique Using Disturbance of Electromagnetic Field by Human Gestures
Oleh Viunytskyi and Alexander Totskiy
16:20 Noise Waveform Reflectometer Based on LED and Spectral Interferometry Technique
Konstantin Alexandrovich Lukin, Dmytro Tatyanko and Oleg Zemlyaniy

Tutorial 3 - Signal analysis in biomedical applications

Dr. Anton Popov
Room B

A constant interest growth is observed in the area of exploring the data from human body. Wide range of tools is available for registering biosignal in various modalities, thus analyzing such data using various mathematical techniques is of great importance. In the tutorial, the general overview of the biomedical systems and signal types will be presented, with emphasize on the origin and characteristics of each particular signal and the concepts of biosignal treatment in the medical IoT framework. The overview of mathematical tools used for biosignal analysis will be presented. Four classes of methods, i.e. linear, nonlinear, uni- and multivariate techniques will be discussed with examples. Applications of biosignal analysis will be presented. Among the topics, analysis of brain electrical activity, epileptic seizure prediction using machine learning, development of fuzzy inference system for early diagnostics of Alzheimer's Disease, and contactless registration of human respiration from video in visible range will be described in details.

Wednesday, September 13 17:00 - 18:00

Tutorial 4 - Imaging radar: an all weather all day e.m. camera

Prof. Fabrizio Berizzi
Room A

Radar system allows detection and tracking of non-coopertive target making use of ElectroMagnetic (e.m.) reflection of target illuminated by the transmitted signal. In the last 20 years, the radar has shown rapidly technological progresses and a consequent improvement of the performance. Current wide band radars are now able to reconstruct microwave images of the targets thanks to their high spatial resolution capabilities. The tutorial focuses on fundamentals of radar imaging aiming at demonstrating that the radar behaves as a camera producing e.m. image in any meteo and day and night conditions. The main common Range-Doppler technique will be explained and some critical aspects related to image focusing and cross-range scaling mentioned. Which are the differences between an ElctroOptical camera and and imaging radar? Answer to this simple question will be addressed. The tutorial will conclude with an excursus of the advanced and recent imaging techniques with application to real data.


Tutorial 5 - Measuring the Event Horizon Shadow of Sgr A* Super Massive Black Hole

Experimentum Crucis of the 21st Century
Prof. Konstantin Lukin
Room B

Super Massive Black Hole (SMBH) in the center of Milky Way galaxy (Sgr A) is the closest one to the Earth. A unique feature of any black hole is the existence of an Event Horizon (EH). The EH represents the boundary of a space-time domain from which nothing, not even photons, may ever leave and reach an external observer. At the same time, accreting matter produces electromagnetic radiation in a wide frequency range which may be readily detected with nowadays radio receiving technology, which gives a chance to estimate experimentally the EH shadow. The presently available angular resolution allows us to measure even the shape of the shadow of the EH of the Sgr A SMBH. Implementation of such an experiment will be Experimentum Crucis for proving the validity of General Relativity. These experiments are based on the use of multi-position Interferometers with a Very Large Base (VLBI). Our lecture briefly describes the above and related issues, such as: formation of the EH; existing Projects on the EH measuring; Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Project, and, in some more detail, a new Project on ‘Event Horizon Imaging Experiment' (EHIE) suggested and elaborated recently by European Space Agency (ESA) - M.Martin-Neira, Vololimyr Kudryashev, et al. The concept of the horizon plays an increasing role not only in gravitation, but also in physics in general. The existence of the event horizon manifests itself both at macro and micro scales. In the latter case, the event horizon, generating a minimum length, may determine the discrete structure of space.

Thursday, September 14

Thursday, September 14 9:20 - 11:00

Image processing

Room A
Chair: Michał Meller
9:20 Visual-Based Navigation System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Piotr Kaniewski and Wojciech Grzywacz
9:40 Advanced Image Tracking Approach for Augmented Reality Applications
Ievgen Gorovyi and Dmytro Sharapov
10:00 Algorithm for Real-Time Finger Spelling Alphabet Recognition in Video Sequences
Filip Csóka and Jaroslav Polec
10:20 Objects Detection and Recognition System Using Artificial Neural Networks and Drones
Dymitr Pietrow and Jan Matuszewski
10:40 Superpixels Merging in Corrupted Color Images
Filip Csóka and Jaroslav Polec

Localization techniques

Room B
Chairs: Ethan Lin, Jerzy Pietrasinski
9:20 Detecting and Removing Repetitive Errors from PPP Time Series by Means of Adaptive Filter
Sefa Yalvac, Aydin Ustun and Mike Mustafa Berber
9:40 A New Anchor Nodes Position Determination Method Supporting UWB Localization System Deployment
Vitomir Djaja-Josko
10:00 Errors Analysis of Differential Single-Frequency Geo-Positioning Algorithm
Arkadiusz Niemiec and Boguslaw Szlachetko
10:20 Utilizing Acceleration Measurements to Improve TDOA Based Localization
Marcin Kolakowski
10:40 Framework for Real-Time User Positioning in GPS Denied Environments
Ievgen Gorovyi, Aleksey Roenko, Alexander Pitertsev, Yevhen Chervoniak and Vitalii Vovk

Thursday, September 14 11:20 - 13:00

Signal processing

Room A
Chairs: Ewa Swiercz, Ievgen Gorovyi
11:20 Signal Processing in Passive Acoustic Location for Aircraft Detection
Yevhen Chervoniak, Rustem Sinitsyn, Felix J Yanovsky, Vitaliy Makarenko, Vadim Tokarev and Oleksandr Zaporozhets
11:40 Data Hiding Method in Speech Using Echo Embedding and Voicing Correction
Zbigniew Piotrowski, Jarosław Wojtuń and Bartosz Tabara
12:00 Estimation of Polynomial Frequency Modulation Law for FM Signals Based on Modified Extended Generalized Chirp Transform
Ewa Swiercz

Electromagnetic phenomena and microwave techniques

Room B
Chair: Bartłomiej Salski
11:20 Properties of High Directivity Microstrip Couplers
Arkadiusz Golaszewski and Adam Abramowicz
11:40 The Antenna Array with Ring Elements
Olga Shcherbyna, Ludvig Ilnitskyi, Inna Mykhalchuk and Olena Kozhokhina
12:00 Forward- And Backward-Scattering Profiles of Metallic Targets
Bartłomiej Salski, Piotr Samczynski, Pawel Kopyt and Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa

Thursday, September 14 14:00 - 15:40

SPSympo closing

Room A
Chairs: Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Piotr Samczynski