RaSS Lab in one of the four national laboratories of CNIT (Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunication). It was instituted in December 2010 as an evolvement from a CNIT Research Centre. It is located in Pisa, Galleria Gerace, 18, 56124, Italy.
The main mission of RaSS is to carry out applied research activity in the field of radar, applied electromagnetism, remote sensing, telecommunication, signal processing and network security.
The main research interests are related to wideband radar, SAR/ISAR, InSAR, interferometric imaging 2D/3D and full 3D, passive radar based on digital waveform, wideband microwave radar (form X band to W band), e.m. modelling, RCS (Radar Cross Section) numerical computation, target feature extraction by exploiting inverse scattering properties of the target, propagation modeling, antenna design, tracking with multiple radars.
The RaSS is organized (see Fig.1) in four research areas, namely radar systems, radar signal/image processing, remote sensing, antenna, electromagnetic modelling & materials, explorative areas, instrumental laboratories, security office, secretariat, quality control and public relation offices. The governance of the lab is in charge of the Director who chairs the Steering Committee.
The lab staff consists of University consultants, CNIT personnel, Post-Docs, PhD students and short term contract researchers and it is currently composed by 51 people.
It has been involved both as leader as well as participant in several national and international research projects, funded by MoD (Ministry of defence), EDA (European Defence Agency). MIUR (Ministry of Education), MISE (Ministry of Economic Development), EU FP7, H2020, ESA, ASI, Tuscany Region, NCIA (NATO), Italian Industries like LEONARDO, MBDA, VITROCISET, INTERMARINE, GEM, E-GEOS, others. Most of the RaSS projects led to the production of technological demonstrators at TRL 5-6.
RaSS participates to the NATO SET panel meetings, to several NATO SET (Sensor Electronic Technologies) Task Group, and EDA CapTechs.
RaSS is also a member of the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) through CNIT and it is a partner of the Cluster Trasporti Italia 2020.
As a consequence of high-level technological competences, some of the RaSS researchers founded a CNIT and Univ. of Pisa spin-off company called ECHOES for the production of multichannel radar for civilian and military applications.
RaSS is strongly involved and participates to research and experimental activities at the JCC lab. “Ugo Tiberio”, a joint Italian navy CSSN and CNIT laboratory.
Fig.1 – RaSS Lab. organization
Sede: Galleria G.B. Gerace, 18, 56124 Pisa (PI)
Direttore: Prof. Fabrizio BERIZZI, Email: fabrizio.berizzi[AT]cnit.it; Tel. +39 050 2217 535 (Università di Pisa) – +39 050 3820818 (RaSS); Mobile: +39 3356813113