Application of processing techniques to signals acquired by passive, marine and SAR radars for detection and classification purposes.
What we offer:
The High Technologies Research Group (GTAF) of the University of Alcalá is carrying out an intense research activity in propagation and scattering of electromagnetic fields, microwave circuit design, radar signal processing and microwave remote sensing. Conventional and novel signal processing techniques are designed and developed for real and synthetic aperture radars. Some of the more relevant projects we are involved in are the following:
1- “On Array Passive ISAR adaptive processing (APIS)”. European Defense Agency (EDA). The objective of this project is the design of a passive radar based on an unique antenna array capable of performing spatial-time-signal-processing for target detection, ISAR image formation and target classification. The GTAF team is responsible of the system design analysis and the waveform analysis work packets. Nowadays, the GTAF group is also responsible of the designed demonstrator antenna array measurements.
2- “Research on advanced technologies for radar data extraction and processing in maritime surveillance tasks”. Subcontracted by AMPER SISTEMAS, S.A. for the CNIT Project ” Investigación en Tecnologías para la Gestión de la Inmigración (INTEGRA)”.
In this Project conventional and artificial intelligence based solutions are designed and implemented for small ship detection and tracking using marine radars.
3- “Maritime SAR applications Demonstrator”, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA). Design of a software application for the automatic processing of SAR images for ship and oil slick detection. The demonstrator will be tested mainly using TerraSAR-X images because the future Spanish sensor, PAZ, will be very similar to TerraSAR-X.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for collaboration in the areas marked below, which are closely related to the main projects and research lines we are focussed on: application of processing techniques to signals acquired by passive, marine and SAR radars for detection and classification purposes. Also, we have experience in the design of different microwave devices required for these systems.
All this previous work has prepared us for facing the design of cognitive systems, passive and active. These adaptive, self-learning and anticipative technologies are the second on the priority list of RF key technologies in the EDRT Strategy. Key technologies of EDA. EDRT Strategy represent the areas where R&T investment is required to improve European defence capabilities.