Cognitive Airborne multisEnsor System for Aerial Reconnaissance Intelligence and Surveillance

CAESARIS project aims at developing a new, integrated security and search-and-rescue airborne solution conceived to detect people, both above visible and hidden behind opaque layers (like foliage, trailer covers, boat covers) or in darkness and reduced visibility conditions.

This solution will work on board of an aerial vehicle making exhaustive and intelligent use of state-of-the-art sensors: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Electro-Optical (EO) imagery in the visible range in an innovative way based on cognitive multispectral sensing. Considering the market opportunities in the field of security and search and rescue, CAESARIS team will develop a real-time configurable, plug-and-play and SWaP system that fulfills the requirements of the EU Security Agencies.

The prime objectives are:

  • Development of a reconfigurable SAR;
  • Development of algorithms and software for the detection of targets hidden under non-transparent layers;
  • Development of a software system for the automatic control of the multispectral sensing hardware in a context-aware manner;
  • Development of a software module for the control of the software-defined cognitive multispectral sensing platform;
  • Development of a pilot airborne platform.

CNIT is involved in the project as its team is highly experienced in radar and specifically in SAR/ISAR sensing, imaging and analysis.



E, Giusti; A, Bacci; A., SAVERINO; M, Martorella; F, Berizzi

Cognitive SAR for Non-Cooperative Moving Target Imaging in presence of RF Interference (Inproceeding)

NATO SET-SCI-230 Specialists Meeting on "Reconfigurable and Scalable Multi-Function RF Systems in a Congested EM Spectrum", pp. –, Netherlands, 2016, (CAESARIS).



Giusti, Elisa; Bacci, Alessio; Stinco, Pietro; Martorella, Marco; Saverino, AL; Gini, Fulvio; Berizzi, Fabrizio; Greco, Maria Sabrina

Cognitive multichannel ISAR imaging for maritime coastal surveillance and ground border control (Inproceeding)

Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), 2015 IEEE 6th International Workshop on, pp. 277–280, IEEE 2015, (CAESARIS).



E, Giusti; A, Bacci; P, Stinco; M, Martorella; A., SAVERINO; F, Berizzi; F, Gini; S, Greco

Cognitive Synthetic Aperture Radar (Inproceeding)

NATO SET-204 Specialist Meeting on " Waveform Diversity", pp. –, 2014, (CAESARIS).