SMARP

Software-defined Multiband Array Passive Radar

The objective of the project is to design and realize a multiband passive radar demonstrator based on a software-defined solution and oriented to coastal surveillance applications.

In order to propose an innovative solution, the SMARP demonstrator architecture is going to present advances especially in:

  • Compact multiband receiving array antenna (about 2m by 2m) with dual polarization reception;
  • Software-defined multiband flexible receiver based on commercially available solutions;
  • Digital array processing techniques and advanced radar signal processing algorithms implemented on COTS (Commercial Of The Shelf) processing architectures (multicore CPUs and GPUs);

The exploitation of digital illuminators of opportunity is a prerogative of this project; specifically, the DVB-T (digital terrestrial television), the UMTS (3G mobile system) and the DVB-SH (digital satellite broadcasting for handheld devices) signals emerged from comparative study due to their good radar range resolution, EIRP values and wide availability.

The SMARP demonstrator is conceived mainly for maritime coastal surveillance, however the possibility of using the demonstrator on board ship for proximity surveillance will be investigated as well.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Capria,; Conti,; Moscardini,; Berizzi,

Software-defined Multiband Array Passive Radar (SMARP) project: An overview (Inproceeding)

2017 18th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 1-9, 2017, (SMARP).

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Capria,; Giusti,; Moscardini,; Conti,; Petri,; Martorella,; Berizzi,

Multifunction imaging passive radar for harbour protection and navigation safety (Journal Article)

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 32 (2), pp. 30-38, 2017, ISSN: 0885-8985, (SMARP).

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Capria,; Giusti,; Moscardini,; Conti,; Petri,; Martorella,; Berizzi,

Multifunction imaging passive radar for harbour protection and navigation safety (Journal Article)

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 32 (2), pp. 30-38, 2017, ISSN: 0885-8985, (SMARP).

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Berizzi,; Capria,; Moscardini,; Conti,

SMARP system for Hrabour Security and Navigation Safety: Trials results (Inproceeding)

9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium, 2017, (SMARP).

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Capria,; Moscardini,; Conti,

Passive Bistatic Radar for Maritime Surveillance: Perfomance Assessment (Inproceeding)

6rd PCL focus days, 2017, (SMARP).

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2016

Conti,; Moscardini,; Capria,

Dual-polarization DVB-T passive radar: Experimental results (Inproceeding)

2016 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf), pp. 1-5, 2016, (SMARP).

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Conti M.; Moscardini, Capria

Dual-polarization DVB-T passive radar: Experimental results (Conference)

2016, (SMARP).

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2015

Capria,; Petri,; Moscardini,; Conti,; Forti,; Massini,; Cerretelli,; Ledda,; Tesi,; Dalle Mese,; Gentili,; Berizzi,; Martorella,; Soleti,; Martini,; Manco,

Software-defined Multiband Array Passive Radar (SMARP) demonstrator: A test and evaluation perspective (Inproceeding)

OCEANS 2015 - Genova, pp. 1-6, 2015, (SMARP).

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Capria,; Petri,; Moscardini,; Conti,; Forti, Cantelli; Massini,; Cerretelli,; Ledda,; Tesi,; Mese, Dalle; Gentili, Biffi; Berizzi,; Martorella,; Soleti,

Software-defined multiband array passive radar (SMARP) demonstrator (Inproceeding)

5th PCL focus days, pp. 1-6, 2015, (SMARP).

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Moscardini,; Petri,; Capria,; Conti,; Martorella,; Berizzi,

Batches algorithm for passive radar: a theoretical analysis (Journal Article)

Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 51 (2), pp. 1475-1487, 2015, ISSN: 0018-9251, (SMARP).

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Capria A., Petri Moscardini Conti Forti Massini Cerretelli Ledda Tesi Dalle Mese Gentili Berizzi Martorella Soleti Martini Manco

Software-defined Multiband Array Passive Radar (SMARP) demonstrator: A test and evaluation perspective (Conference)

Proceedings of the 2015 OCEANS conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, NJ, 2015, (SMARP).

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Moscardini C., Petri Capria Conti Martorella Berizzi

Batches algorithm for passive radar: A theoretical analysis (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 51 (2), pp. 1475-1487, 2015, (SMARP).

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Amerigo Capria Dario Petri, Christian Moscardini Michele Conti Alessandro Cantelli Forti Riccardo Massini Matteo Cerretelli Simone Ledda Vasco Tesi Enzo Dalle Mese Guido Biffi Gentili Fabrizio Berizzi Marco Martorella Rocco Soleti

Software-defined multiband array passive radar (SMARP) demonstrator (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 5th PCL Focus Days 2015, 2015, (SMARP).

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2014

Conti,; Moscardini,; Capria,; Soleti,

Estimation of passive bistatic radar detection probability: Experimental results (Inproceeding)

European Radar Conference (EuRAD), 2014 11th, pp. 125-128, 2014, (SMARP).

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Conti M., Moscardini Capria Soleti

Estimation of passive bistatic radar detection probability: Experimental results (Conference)

2014, (SMARP).

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2013

Petri D., Moscardini Conti Capria Palmer Searle

The effects of DVB-T SFN data on passive radar signal processing (Conference)

2013, (SMARP).

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2012

CONTI,; BERIZZI,; MARTORELLA,; DALLE MESE,; CAPRIA,; PETRI,

High Range Resolution Multichannel DVB-T Passive Radar (Journal Article)

IEEE AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS MAGAZINE, 27 (10), pp. 37-42, 2012, (SMARP).

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Petri D., Moscardini Martorella Conti Capria Berizzi

Performance analysis of the batches algorithm for Range-Doppler map formation in passive bistatic radar (Conference)

2012 (603 CP), 2012, (SMARP).

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O'Hagan D.W., Capria Petri Kubica Greco Berizzi Stove

Passive Bistatic Radar (PBR) for harbour protection applications (Conference)

2012, (SMARP).

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L Corucci, Petri Berizzi Martorella Capria

An integrated space-based passive system for maritime operational traffic surveillance (Conference)

Satellite Telecommunications (ESTEL), 2012 IEEE First AESS European Conference on, 2012, (SMARP).

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2011

Petri,; Capria,; Conti,; BERIZZI,; Martorella,; Dalle Mese,

High Range Resolution Multichannel DVB-T Passive Radar: Aerial Target Detections (Inproceeding)

TIWDC/ESAV 2011, pp. –, Capri Italy, 2011, (SMARP).

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2010

BERIZZI,; CAPRIA,; MARTORELLA,; PETRI,; CONTI,

USRP technology for multiband passive radar (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Radar Conference, Washington DC, USA, 2010, (SMARP).

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