Ship targets feature extraction with GNSS-based passive radar via ISAR approaches: preliminary experimental study

Konferenz: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018 in Aachen, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2018

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Pieralice, Federica; Santi, Fabrizio; Pastina, Debora (DIET Dept., University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Antoniou, Michail; Cherniakov, Mikhail (EESE Dept., University of Birmingham, UK)

This paper focuses on a passive radar system based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems for maritime surveillance. While in the past the capability of this technology to detect ship targets at sea was proved, despite the low EIRP level of the GNSS, the objective of this paper is investigating the potential of the system to extract information concerning the detected target characteristics. An experimental study is here provided, showing that the Doppler gradient observed for ship targets of interest can be exploited making use of ISAR approaches for extracting ship features to be exploited in target recognition procedures.