Passive radar imagery of ship targets by using navigation satellites transmitters of opportunity

F. Santi, F. Pieralice, D. Pastina, M. Antoniou, M. Cherniakov

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This paper considers the possibility to extract features of vessels at sea with a GNSS-based passive radar system. To this purpose, a passive imaging mode has been defined to form bistatic ISAR images of the detected ship. Then, proper range and cross-range scaling factors have been derived, so that relevant features of the target such as its length can be obtained, potentially enabling target recognition procedures. Experimental results obtained with Galileo satellites demonstrate the effective possibility of the proposed approach to extract relevant features of ship targets of interest, thus providing advanced capabilities to the GNSS-based radar for maritime surveillance applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 20th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2019
EditorsPeter Knott
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9783736998605
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event20th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2019 - Ulm, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings International Radar Symposium
ISSN (Print)2155-5753


Conference20th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation


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