Passive DVB-TSAR phenomenology: first results from a bistatic campaign

G. Atkinson, M. Antoniou, M. Chemiakov

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This paper presents progress made on the development and execution of an airborne measurement campaign to investigate the characteristics of synthetic aperture imagery from a passive system utilising DVB-T illuminator of opportunity at varying bistatic angles. A passive DVB-T receiver system was developed and flown around a target scene. A dataset of SAR images was produced with varying bistatic angles. This paper presents the first results and shows a visual investigation of image features. A point-like target within the image scene was identified in order to compare echo intensities at varying bistatic angles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870613
ISBN (Print)9781728170602 (PoD)
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2021
Event17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 13 Jan 202115 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameEuropean Radar Conference (EURAD)


Conference17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 EuMA.


  • bistatic
  • DVB-T
  • passive
  • SAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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