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

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  • University of Birmingham


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.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
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


  • bistatic, DVB-T, passive, SAR