Giuseppe Di Massa

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The present work is focused on <i>Software Defined Radar - (SDR)</i> paradigm, which gives a more versatile solution when compared to classical radar systems. Thanks to this new system model, most of the fundamental operations, such as signal generation, filtering, up and down conversion, are easily implemented via software. The objective of this paper is(More)
—A hybrid approach for phaseless imaging of dielec-tric targets is proposed in this letter. A two-probe measurement strategy with the related phase-retrieval method is adopted in conjunction with an inversion procedure based on an inexact-Newton method to give an efficient and low-cost imaging setup, avoiding the need of multiple acquisition surfaces. A(More)
A reconfigurable aperture-coupled reflectarray element is proposed for the realization of beam steering antennas, suitable for radar applications. Each reflectarray element is coupled to a microstrip line, which is loaded by a single varactor diode acting as a phase shifter element, thus providing a continuously variable reflection phase. A reduced size(More)
A high resolution Software Defined Radar system is implemented in this work by adopting the new generation Universal Software Radio Peripheral USRP NI2920, a software defined transceiver. The enhanced available bandwidth due to the Gigabit Ethernet interface is exploited to achieve the high range resolution features. At this purpose, a specific Labview(More)
This work deals with the design of multimode/multifrequency airborne radar suitable for imaging and subsurface sounding. The system operates at relatively low frequencies in the band ranging from VHF to UHF. It is able to work in two different modalities: (i) nadir-looking sounder in the VHF band (163 MHz) and (ii) side-looking imager (SAR) in the UHF band(More)