School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Radar Research in Pisa

Prof. Marco Martorella, Dept. of Information Engineering University of PisaFri, 15/11/2013 - 11:00
A/Prof. Vaughan Clarkson and Dr Konstanty Bialkowski

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of all the research activities in the field of radar that are carried out between the Radar Laboratory of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance Systems (RaSS) National Laboratory, which has its headquarter in Pisa.

Details will be given about the research team, the organization of the two laboratories, the overall expertise and the current research projects, which cover several aspects of radar.

The main goal is to let the attendance know which are the main research topics in the field of radar that are currently of interest in Pisa and to consequently explore possible common grounds for research collaboration.


Marco Martorella received his Laurea degree (Bachelor+Masters) in Telecommunication Engineering in 1999 (cum laude) and his PhD in Remote Sensing in 2003, both at the University of Pisa. He is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa where he lectures “Fundamentals of Radar” and “Digital Communications” and an external Professor at the University of Cape Town where he lectures “High Resolution and Imaging Radar” within the “Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence”. He is author of more than a hundred international journal and conference papers and three book chapters. He has presented several tutorials at international radar conferences and organised a special issue on Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar for the Journal of Applied Signal Processing. He is a member of the IET Radar Sonar and Navigation Editorial Board, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of AFCEA. He is also chair of the NATO SET-196 Task Group on “Multichannel/Multistatic radar imaging of non-cooperative targets”. He has been recipient of the 2008 Italy-Australia Award for young researchers, the 2010 Best Reviewer for the IEEE GRSL and the IEEE 2013 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award. His research interests are mainly in the field of radar imaging, including passive, multichannel, multistatic and polarimetric radar imaging.

IEEE Queensland ComSoc/SPS/MTT-S/APS Seminar

Seminar Type: 

ITEE Research Seminar