Updated: Oct 11, 2018

spyGLASS
Galileo-based passive radar system for maritime surveillance

Background & Objectives

This proposal brings forward a Passive Bistatic Radar (PBR) based on Galileo transmissions for maritime surveillance. The exploitation of existing transmissions for PBR applications is becoming increasingly attractive due to their low costs, covert operation, and reduced environmental pollution.

Objectives

The main objectives of the project will be:

  • A preliminary operational validation of a Prototype. Initial tests will be carried out on this prototype to extract a complete set of validated, laboratory-proven system requirements for the innovative Passive Coherent Location (PCL) system, and gather preliminary experimental data made available to project to test the developed processing techniques;
  • The industrial design of a final Product, made up of a ground based receiver for coastal monitoring, while a different receiver can be placed on a stratospheric balloon (or on other kind of aerial mobile platform, such as UAV) to assure open sea surveillance. The primary task of this system is to detect and localize ships.
  • The development of a Demonstrator, i.e. a more advanced prototype fulfilling a subset of the Product requirements, in order to validate the innovative PBR techniques developed in this project.
Market application: 
Coordinator: 
Alessandro Giomi
ASTER SPA
VIA TIBURTINA 1166
00156 Rome RM
Italy
GSA Project Officer: 
Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Total Cost: 
1 313 310 €
EU Contributions: 
1 069 317 €
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 1st Call
Contract Number: 
641486
Partners
Elettronica GmbH
Elettronica GmbH
Germany
University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Universita di Roma La...
Universita di Roma La Sapienza
Italy