Career Profile

Senior radar systems engineer with the expertises in automotive radar systems, RF/microwave systems, RF IC design, and antenna array.


Senior Radar Systems Engineer

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

Guest Editor

Mar. 2019 - Present
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.

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 1: 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