dr. Mu Zhou

PhD student
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics

PhD thesis (Dec 2015): Blind Beamforming Techniques for Global Tracking Systems
Promotor: Alle-Jan van der Veen

Expertise: Signal processing for communication

Themes: Signal processing for communication


Mu Zhou was a PhD student in the CAS group, with prof. Alle-Jan van der Veen. He graduated on 4 December 2015.

Mu Zhou was born in China in 1982. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2008 until 2013, he has been working towards the Ph.D. degree in the Circuits and Systems Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

His current research interests include matrix decomposition for array signal processing, receiver design for nanosatellite communication and mixed signal system modeling.

Projects history

Separation of AIS Transponder Signals

AIS is a VHF communication system for ship transponders. Seen from a satellite, transponder messages overlap. The aim is to separate these using an antenna array.

Blind source separation, subspace estimation, and factor analysis

AIS - source separation of partially overlapping signals

Blind source separation of data packets that are not synchronized. Application to AIS (ship transponder signals) as received from satellites

Software, Apr 2018

SURV - Signed URV subspace estimation algorithm

Matlab implementation of an efficient subspace estimator/tracker based on hyperbolic Givens rotations. The algorithm is stable for both updates and downdates.

Software, Jan 2012

  1. Blind separation of partially overlapping data packets
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    Digital Signal Processing,
    Volume 68, pp. 154-166, September 2017. [Considers blind separation of AIS signals]. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsp.2017.06.009

  2. Blind Beamforming Techniques for Global Tracking Systems
    Mu Zhou;
    PhD thesis, TU Delft, Fac. EEMCS, December 2015. ISBN 978-94-6259-934-5 [Considers blind separation of AIS signals].

  3. Blind Beamforming Techniques for Automatic Identification System using GSVD and Tracking
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, Signal Proc. (ICASSP 2014),
    Florence (Italy), IEEE, pp. 3012-3016, May 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854153

  4. Stable Subspace Tracking Algorithm Based on a Signed URV Decomposition
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    IEEE Trans. Signal Processing,
    Volume 60, Issue 6, pp. 3036-3051, June 2012.

  5. Multi-user LEO-satellite receiver for robust space detection of AIS messages
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen; R. van Leuken;
    In Proc. IEEE ICASSP,
    Kyoto (Japan), IEEE, pp. 2529-2532, May 2012.

  6. A Subspace Tracking Algorithm for Separating Partially Overlapping Data Packets
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. 7th IEEE Sensor Array Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM 2012),
    Hoboken, NJ (USA), IEEE, June 2012.

  7. Stable subspace tracking algorithm based on signed URV decomposition
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. IEEE ICASSP,
    Prague (Czech Republic), IEEE, pp. 2720-2723, May 2011.

  8. SystemC-AMS Model of a Dynamic Large-scale Satellite-based AIS-like Network
    Mu Zhou; R. van Leuken;
    In Forum on Specification, Verification and Design Languages (FDL 2011),
    Oldenburg, Germany, September 2011.

  9. Improved Blind Separation Algorithm for Overlapping Secondary Surveillance Radar Replies
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    In 4th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP),
    Puerto Rico, IEEE, pp. 181-184, December 2011. ISBN 978-1-4577-2103-8.

  10. Improved Subspace Intersection Based on Signed URV Decomposition
    Mu Zhou; A.J. van der Veen;
    In Proc. Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers,
    Monterey, CA, November 2011.

  11. Modeling a configurable resistive touch screen system using SystemC and SystemC-AMS
    Mu Zhou; R. van Leuken; H.J. Lincklaen Arriens;
    In 20th annual workshop on circuits, systems and signal processing--ProRISC,
    Veldhoven, STW, pp. 393-398, November 2009. ISBN 978-90-73461-62-8.

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Last updated: 7 Dec 2015

Mu Zhou

  • Left in 2015
  • Now: ZTE (China)