Career Profile

Senior radar systems engineer with the expertise and experience in automotive radar, radar signal processing, mmWave and microwave systems, antenna array, and beamforming


Senior Radar Systems Engineer

Jun. 2018 - Present
Aptiv, Kokomo, IN
  • Design and build next generation radar systems for active safety and autonomous vehicles

Associate Editor

Dec. 2020 - Present
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (IEEE TIM)

Guest Editor

Mar. 2019 - Jun. 2020
MDPI Remote Sensing Journal

Research Internship

May 2017 - Aug. 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (MERL), Cambridge, MA
  • Designed novel digital beamforming transmitter architectures for radars and communication systems aiming to reduce hardware complexity and power consumption
  • Completed simulation evaluation and initial schematic design of the novel digital beamforming transmitter system
  • Published a conference paper and have two patents (1, 2) been granted


Radar signal processing

Matlab / Python

Java / C / C++ / Verilog

CST Microwave Studio / Ansys HFSS / Keysight ADS

Cadence Virtuoso / Allegro


Featured projects.

RadarSimPy - A radar simulator built with Python and C++.
SensorView - A lightweight sensor data visualization and analysis tool.
Antenna array analysis - A simple GUI tool for antenna array analysis.
3D MIMO radar - A portable 24-GHz 3D MIMO radar system.
Phased array radar - A short-range localization radar with beamforming capability in K-band.
Multi-Mode Radar - A portable K-band multi-mode radar for short-range localization and vital sign detection.
Antenna models - Antenna simulation models in my researches and projects.
Microwave structures - Design files of microwave structures in my researches and projects.


Featured publications. Check the full list

  • Chapter 5: FMCW Radar System for Short-Range Micro-Motion Sensing in "Short-Range Micro-Motion Sensing: Hardware, signal processing, and machine learning"
  • Z. Peng, C. Li, R. Gómez-García, J.-M. Muñoz-Ferreras
    Raleigh, NC: SCITECH PUB, 2019
  • Portable microwave radar systems for short-range localization and life tracking: a review
  • Z. Peng, C. Li
    Sensors, vol. 19, no. 5, p. 1136, Mar. 2019
  • A portable K-band 3-D MIMO radar with nonuniformly spaced array for short-range localization
  • Z. Peng, C. Li
    IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 5075-5086, Nov. 2018
  • A κ-band portable FMCW radar with beamforming array for short-range localization and vital-Doppler targets discrimination
  • Z. Peng, L. Ran, C. Li
    IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 3443-3452, Sept. 2017
  • A portable FMCW-interferometry radar with programmable low-IF architecture for localization, ISAR imaging and vital-sign tracking
  • Z. Peng, J.-M. Muñoz-Ferreras, Y. Tang, R. Gómez-García, L. Ran, C. Li
    IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1334-1344, Apr. 2017