Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan

Research Scientist

B. Eng. (Hon), PhD (Electrical Engineering)

Office +64 3 325 3700

Direct +64 3 325 3707

Email adrian.tan@lincolnagritech.co.nz

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Adrian received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), as a Research Engineer. From 2010 to 2012, he was with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He is currently a Research Scientist at Lincoln Agritech Ltd., Lincoln University, New Zealand. His research interests include microwave circuits, antenna design and measurement, time-domain analysis, radar systems and ultra-wideband radio. Dr. Tan was a recipient of the ASEAN scholarship (Singapore), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR) Graduate Scholarship (Singapore) and the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada).

He has particular interests in:

  • Electromagnetic theory and techniques
  • Antenna design and development
  • Modern radar and its applications

Recent Projects

Latest Publications View All

Planar Lens Based on Dielectric Resonators and Printed Continuous Metal Strips

2020 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2020)

K. W. Eccleston, Y. Zhou, I. G. Platt, I. M. Woodhead and A. E.-C. Tan Dec, 2020

Snow Depth Measurements from an Octo-copter Mounted Radar

IEE - International Microwave Symposium

Adrian Tan, Josh McCulloch, Wolfgang Rack, Ian Platt, Ian Woodhead Nov, 2020

Evaluation of Backpropagation Reconstruction Algorithm for 3D Microwave Imaging of Body Part Anomalie

 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting

Claire Migliaccio, Christian Pichot, Ian Platt, Adrian Tan, Ian Woodhead Jul, 2020

Radar Measurements of Snow Depth Over Sea Ice on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Tan, A. E. C., McCulloch, J., Wolfgang, R., Platt, I., Woodhead, I. Jul, 2020

Matrix-Based Constitutive Parameter and Generalised Surface Effect Retrieval

4th Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS2020), 2p, Sydney, Australia

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C. Feb, 2020

TRL Assisted Low-loss Negative-Refractive Index Metamaterial Characterization in the Presence of Surface Effects

2019 IEEE International Microwave and RF Conference (IMaRC2019), Mumbai, India

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.  Dec, 2019

Cavity Backed Antenna for Microwave Estimation of Grape Bunches in Vineyard

APMC 2019, Singapore

Tan, A., Riding, P., Eccleston, K., Platt, I., Werner, A., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2019

Effect of Shoot Scattering on a Grape-Yield Radar

Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA 2018), Vasteras, Sweden

Platt, I., Eccleston, K. W., Tan A. E. C., Woodhead, I. Sep, 2018

Wave Interaction with Grape Bunches on Vines

7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP2018), Auckland, New Zealand

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.  Aug, 2018

Non-Diffracting Beams for Moisture Measurement

12th ISEMA conference, Lublin, Poland

Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W. Jun, 2018

Microwave Measurements of Snow over Sea-Ice in Antarctica

12th ISEMA conference, Lublin, Poland

Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Rack, W., McCulloch, J. Jun, 2018

First application of a newly developed drone radar for snow on sea ice

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria

Rack, W., Tan, A. E. C., McCulloch, J., Platt, I., Eccleston, K., Woodhead, I. Apr, 2018

SAR for Grape Bunch Detection in Vineyards

3rd Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS2018), Brisbane, Australia

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Tan, A. E. C. Feb, 2018

The Design of a UAV Mounted Snow Depth Radar - Results of Measurements on Antarctic Sea Ice

2017 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA), Ibaraki, Japan

Tan, A. E. C., Riding, P. A., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2017

Microwave Modeling and Experiments for Non-Destructive Control Improved Quality of fruit

2017 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA), Ibaraki, Japan

Jawad, H., Lanteri, J., Migliaccio, C., Pichot, C., Platt, I., Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2017

Fully-Printed S-band SRR/Wire NRI Lens with Reduced Wire Density

6th Asia Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP2017), Xi'an, China

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Tan, A. E.-C., Woodhead, I. M. Oct, 2017

On-irrigator pasture soil moisture sensor

Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 28(2)

Tan, A. E. C., Richards,S., Platt, I., Woodhead, I. Jan, 2017

A Monte Carlo Approach to Determining Bessel Beam Source Parameters

ICST 2016 conference, Nanjing, China

Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Tan, A. E. C, and Eccleston, K. W. Nov, 2016

AbstractAbstract—In this paper we derive a robust Markov Chain Monte  Carlo formulation to determine the suitable driver amplitudes for a microwave antenna to generate a Bessel beam. We show that the resulting solutions pr... Read More

Polarization control of aperture coupled circular patch antennas

IEEE Conference on Antennas Measurements and Applications, Syracruse, USA

Tan, A. E., Riding, P. A., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I. M. Oct, 2016

AbstractIn this paper, we propose an aperture coupled circular patch antenna that allows design flexibility of its polarization. The antenna comprises of two dielectric layers and three metal layers. The top layer contains a ... Read More

Imaging and Parameterizing Moisture in Road Sub Course Using Time Domain Reflectometry

IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16(12), 4760-66

Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Harrington, P., Tan, A. E. C. Jun, 2016

AbstractThis paper presents the experimental results of using a non-invasive time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensor to image and parameterize the moisture content of basecourse materials used in road construction. Imaging, re... Read More

Effect of Surface Roughness and Vegetation on the Proximal Soil Moisture Sensor

ISEMA conference 2016, Florence, Italy

Tan, A. E. C, Richards, S., Platt, I., Woodhead, I. May, 2016

AbstractA method of measuring soil moisture with proximal electromagnetic sensors that were mounted on irrigators had been developed. Techniques from the impulse (ultra-wideband) radar were applied, which enabled the measurem... Read More

A Dieletric Model for Composite Aterials

ISEMA 2016 conference (11th International conference on electromagnetic wave interaction with water and moist substances)

Woodhead, I. M., Platt, I. G., and Tan, A. E. C. May, 2016

AbstractIn this paper we use fundamental and measurable parameters to build components of a combined dielectric model for composite materials. Beginning with a near ideal material such as sand with pseudo-spherical particles,... Read More

Imaging and Parameterizing Moisture in Road Sub Course Using Time Domain Reflectometry

IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16(12), 4760 - 4766

Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Harrington P., Tan, A. E. C. Apr, 2016

AbstractThis paper presents the experimental results of using a non-invasive time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensor to image and parameterize the moisture content of basecourse materials used in road construction. Imaging, re... Read More

Imaging Using The Transverse Field of a Parallel Transmission Line

IEEE Conference on Antennas Measurements and Applications, Chang Mai, Thailand

Woodhead, I., Platt, I, Tan, A. E. C. Nov, 2015

AbstractThe braided Wairau River is the main source of recharge to the highly productive Wairau Aquifer. Concurrent flow gauging measurements at low flow indicate that a 7 cumec loss occurs as the river traverses the Wairau a... Read More

Imaging Using the Transverse Field of a Parallel Transmission Line

IEEE Conference on Antennas Measurements and Applications, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Tan, A. Nov, 2015

AbstractThe transverse field resulting from a pulse propagating along a parallel transmission line can be used to image changes in the dielectric permittivity of material samples adjacent to it. This Time Domain Reflectometry... Read More

Material characterisation of arbitrarily shaped dielectrics based on reflected pulse characteristics

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 63(5)

Chan, K. K. M., Tan, A. E. C., Li, L., Rambabu, K. Apr, 2015

AbstractThe relative permittivity of materials is extracted using time domain radar pulse reflection measurements. The pulse reflected from an arbitrarily shaped dielectric object is compared with that reflected from its meta... Read More