University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering Microwave Systems, Sensors and Imaging Lab

Xueyang (Jessie) Duan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Office

1042 Downey Way,
Denney Research Center (DRB),
Suite 226
Los Angeles,
California,
90089-1112

Bio

Xueyang Duan received her B.Eng. degree in communication engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China in 2004 and M.S. degree in microelectronics, communications technology from the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany in 2006. From 2006 to 2007, she was with the Test and Measurement Division, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany, as a development engineer for vector network analyzer. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. degree in the Radiation Laboratory of the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, where she received her M.S. degree in applied mathematics in 2010. Currently, she is continuing her research as a postdoctoral research associate in the department of Electrical Engineering in the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Her research interests include forward and inverse modeling of electromagnetic scattering from layered rough surfaces with or without buried objects, radar system design and radar measurements of vegetation and ground variables.

Research

Dr. Duan has been mainly working on modeling the electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering, especially on modeling the scattering from layered rough surfaces with or without buried objects for the application of radar remote sensing of surface, subsurface and root-zone soil moisture. Besides, she has also been working on development of low frequency radar systems for low altitude detection of geophysical quantities including subsurface and subcanopy soil moisture.

Selected publications

Journal Papers

  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Bistatic Vector 3-D Scattering From Layered Rough Surfaces Using Stabilized Extended Boundary Condition Method’, in press, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2012. X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘3-D Vector Electromagnetic Scattering From Arbitrary Random Rough Surfaces Using Stabilized Extended Boundary Condition Method for Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture’, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 50, No 1, Jan 2012.
  • Duan, X., M. Moghaddam, D. Wenkert, R. L. Jordan, and S. E. Smrekar (2010), ‘X band model of Venus atmosphere permittivity’, Radio Sci., 45, RS2003. doi:10.1029/2009RS004169
  • X. Duan, M. Haynes, M. Moghaddam, ‘Experimental Validation of Recursive T-matrix Method’, in preparation.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Vector Electromagnetic Scattering from Layered Rough Surfaces with Buried Discrete Random or Root-like Media for Subsurface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Sensing’, in preparation.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, R. Jordan, D. Wenkert, S. Smrekar, ‘X-band Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Analysis in Venus Atmosphere for Orbiting Radar Systems: application of Venus atmosphere permittivity model’, in preparation.

Conference Papers

  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Low-Frequency Low-Altitude Radar System Design and Measurement for Subcanopy and Subsurface Soil Moisture Characterization’, IEEE Aerospace Conference, in review, Big Sky, Montana, March 2013
  • X. Duan, A. Tabatabaeenejad, M. Moghaddam, ‘Comparison of Kirchhoff Approximation and the Stabilized Extended Boundary Condition Method for Specular Scattering from Layered Rough Surfaces’, Joint IEEE-APS and URSI International Symposium, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘3D Electromagnetic Scattering from Layered Random Rough Surfaces with Buried Root-Like Discrete Random Media’, URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2012.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Vector Electromagnetic Scattering From Layered Rough Surfaces With Buried Discrete Random Media For Subsurface And Root-Zone Soil Moisture Sensing’, Proc. IEEE-IGARSS, July 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Winner of Student Paper Contest First Prize)
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘3D Electromagnetic Scattering from Discrete Random Media Comprising Long Finite-Length Cylinders and Root-like Cylinder Clusters’, Joint IEEE-APS and URSI International Symposium, Spokane, WA, July 2011.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘3D Electromagnetic Scattering from Discrete Random Media Using Recursive T-matrix and Plane Wave Expansion of Spherical Harmonics’, URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 2011.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Electromagnetic Scattering from Arbitrary Random Rough Surfaces using Stabilized Extended Boundary Condition Method (SEBCM) for Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture’, IEEE-IGARSS, Hanolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 2010.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘3D Vector Electromagnetic Scattering from Multilayer Random Rough Surfaces using Stabilized EBCM for Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture’, IEEE-IGARSS, Hanolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 2010.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Vector Electromagnetic Scattering from Multilayer 2D Arbitrary Random Rough Surfaces for Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture’, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIERS), Xi’an, China, March 2010.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, ‘Vector Electromagnetic Scattering from 2D Arbitrary Random Rough Surface’, Joint IEEE-APS and URSI International Symposium, Charleston, South Carolina, 2009.
  • X. Duan, M. Moghaddam, S. Smrekar, R. Jordan, D. Wenkert, ‘Complex Permittivity Model of Venus Atmosphere and Implications for Design of Imaging Altimeter and INSAR Orbiters’, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting, December 2008.