GEDVB-T-based passive radar for simultaneous counter-drone operations and civil air traffic surveillance is a study by Tatiana Martelli, Fabiola Colone, and Roberta Cardinali.
This study explores the utility of DVB-T-based passive radar (PR) in counter-drone operations, focusing on monitoring airport terminal regions. The authors showcase the effectiveness of these sensors in providing concurrent short-range surveillance of drones and long-range tracking of civilian aircraft within air traffic. They conducted numerous experiments using the DVB-T-based AULOS® passive sensor developed by Leonardo S.p.A., using small RCS drones as cooperative targets alongside conventional air traffic.
The study proposes a suitable signal processing framework to achieve these dual surveillance objectives. This framework is extensively applied to the collected datasets, utilizing algorithmic solutions developed by the research group at Sapienza University. The outcomes affirm the DVB-T-based PR’s ability to simultaneously detect and pinpoint drones operating near airport zones and conventional civil aircraft at greater distances.
Publication Date- April 2020
DVB-T-based passive radar for simultaneous counter-drone operations and civil air traffic surveillance contains the following major sections:
- Airport terminal area scenario and the role of PR
- Experimental campaign and signal processing scheme
- Experimental results
- Multi-channel strategies to improve the detection and localisation performance
- Performance improvement with the multi-channel strategies
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Authors- Tatiana Martelli, Fabiola Colone, and Roberta Cardinali
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