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ESR6 – Sanhita Guha

Adaptive Methods of Compressed Sensing for more efficient Radar Detection and Localization. Fraunhofer FHR. Wachtberg | Germany

I am Sanhita and I come from Kolkata, India. I have done Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. As ESR6, my PhD topic is ‘Adaptive Methods of Compressed Sensing for more efficient Radar Detection and Localization’. The goal of my work is to make use of existing narrow band radars and CS techniques to synthesize wide frequency bands, in order to have an improved resolution required by many modern applications.

I moved to Bonn in the beginning of September 2020 to start my journey as ESR6 in MENELAOSNT. Although the day-long Flixbus journey through Belgium during the pandemic was tiring, I was happy to be at the FHR campus and meet the HRA team the next day. Settling into the new office was quite smooth thanks to my supervisor and the team. After a few initial days of messing up bus stops and figuring out grocery stores, I began to appreciate how gorgeous the city of Bonn is.

While Bonn Zentrum is the go-to destination for restaurants and shopping, nature lovers can find amazing trails around Watchberg and Bad-Godesberg. The bigger city of Cologne is quite nearby and has a lot of interesting places to explore too!

At the work front, it has been about 5 months and I am enjoying this learning experience. I have begun to start exploring different areas of compressed sensing with the help of my supervisors. Even though the pandemic has caused unforeseen challenges, the people at Fraunhofer FHR, friends and flatmates have been very supportive and have made everything better 😊