Seminario

Introduction to Spaceborne Radars for SSA

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 5
15 settembre 2023
Orario di inizio 
12:00
Online
Organizzato da: 
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Destinatari: 
Comunità universitaria
Partecipazione: 
Online
Referente: 
Dr. Fabio Gargano
Contatti: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504

Speaker

Dr. Marco Maffei, Thales Alenia Space – Italia (TAS-I)

Abstract

The space environment around planet Earth comprises a variety of nonhomogeneous and nonstationary fluxes of natural and man-made junk, which may collide with strategic orbital infrastructure, jeopardize the space economy, and pose a severe threat to the Homeland Protection (HP). To this end, large ground-based radars and optical telescopes allow monitoring debris populations by forming fence coverage areas along with a grueling data fusion for orbit estimation while coping with limits related to temporal and spatial observation constraints, atmospheric hindrances, and detection performance (especially with respect to small-size targets). Recently, research efforts have also been devoted to contriving an active space-based debris detection and tracking capability in the microwave region to complement current surveillance assets for an improved Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Accordingly, this short lecture presents a brief introduction to novel Spaceborne Radar (SBR) archetypes for SSA.

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