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GALILEO-BASED PASSIVE RADAR SYSTEM FOR MARITIME SURVEILLANCE

Objective

This proposal brings forward a passive bistatic radar (PBR) based on Galileo transmissions for maritime surveillance. The exploitation of existing transmissions for PBR applications is becoming increasingly attractive due to their low costs, covert operation, and reduced environmental pollution. Galileo is particularly suited for the proposed task since it comprises a satellite constellation, ensuring that any point on Earth is permanently illuminated by a number of satellites. This feature potentially enables surveillance both in coastal areas and the open sea. In this proposal a ground based receiver is considered for coastal monitoring while the receiver is placed on mobile platforms to assure open sea surveillance. The feasibility of such a system will be evaluated and the required techniques will be studied and developed in order to propose an original and innovative solution to solve a major European problem using European technology.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ASTER SPA
Address
Via Tiburtina 1166
00156 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 183 750

Participants (3)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELETTRONICA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 385 567
Address
Am Hambuch 10
53340 Meckenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)