Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing

The Project is a follow on of the “Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing “ (APIS) project in which an array passive radar demonstrator was realized with the aim at showing the feasibility of ISAR imaging with passive radar.

Nevertheless, the performance of passive ISAR imaging finalized to target recognition in military scenario was not proved.

The objective of MAPIS is to study, define, analyse a new system concept for implementing and demonstrating ISAR imaging capability in a plug-in multistatic array passive radar finalized to target recognition

The activity is focused on the system back-end to allow the passive radar having the following main characteristics:

  1. Use of wideband IOs available in military scenario with a specific analysis of satellite waveforms (DVB-S or DVB-S2 or DVB-SH or EO SAR or others)
  2. Mission-oriented signal emitter auto – selection techniques based on estimated radar performances in terms of target detection and ISAR image quality for target recognition
  3. Adaptive target detection/tracking and ISAR IMAGING  (1D and/or 2D) for continuous and sparse frequency signal processing



Manno-Kovacs,; Giusti,; Berizzi,; Kovács,

Automatic target classification in passive ISAR range-crossrange images (Inproceeding)

2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf18), pp. 0206-0211, 2018, ISSN: 2375-5318, (MAPIS).

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Jarabo-Amores,; Giusti,; Rosa-Zurera,; Bacci,; Capria,; Mata-Moya,

Target classification using passive radar ISAR imagery (Conference)

2018-January , 2018, (MAPIS).

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Manno-Kovacs,; Giusti,; Berizzi,; Kovács,

Image Based Robust Target Classification for Passive ISAR (Journal Article)

IEEE Sensors Journal, pp. 1-1, 2018, ISSN: 1530-437X, (MAPIS).

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Kurowska,; Kulpa,; Giusti,; Conti,

Classification results of ISAR sea targets based on their two features (Inproceeding)

2017 Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo), pp. 1-6, 2017, (MAPIS).

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F, Berizzi; A., SAVERINO; M, Conti; S, Brisken; M, Ummenhofer; P, Samczynski; M, Baczyk

Multichannel Passive ISAR Imaging for Military Applications (MAPIS) (Inproceeding)

Specialist Meeting NATO SET-231 on Multi-Band Multi-Mode Radar, pp. –, Lisbon, 2016, (MAPIS).



Qiu, Wei; Giusti, Elisa; Bacci, Alessio; Martorella, Marco; Berizzi, Fabrizio; Zhao, Hongzhong; Fu, Qiang

Compressive sensing--based algorithm for passive bistatic ISAR with DVB-T signals (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 51 (3), pp. 2166–2180, 2015, (MAPIS).



Martorella, Marco; Giusti, Elisa

Theoretical foundation of passive bistatic ISAR imaging (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 50 (3), pp. 1647–1659, 2014, (MAPIS).