National Laboratory of Radar and Surveillance Systems

RaSS Lab was instituted in December 2010 as an evolvement from a CNIT Research Centre. It is located in Pisa, Galleria Gerace, 14, 56124, Italy.

The main mission of RaSS is to carry out applied research activities in the field of radar, applied electromagnetics, 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 target’s inverse scattering properties, propagation modelling, antenna design, tracking with multiple radars.

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 director, who chairs the Steering Committee, is in charge of the laboratory governance .

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.

RaSS 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 in the NATO SET panel meetings, in several NATO SET (Sensor Electronic Technologies) Task Groups, and in EDA CapTechs.

RaSS is also a member of the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) through CNIT and is a partner of the Cluster “Trasporti Italia 2020”.

As a consequence of the high-level technological capabilities reached by RaSS, some 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 in research and experimental activities at the JCC lab. “Ugo Tiberio”, a joint Italian navy CSSN and CNIT laboratory.


Fig.1 – RaSS Lab. organization

Laboratory building: Galleria G.B. Gerace, 14, 56124 Pisa (PI)

Director: Prof. Agostino Monorchio

Valorization Committee:

  • Gaspare Galati, UdR Roma Tor Vergata (contact person)
  • Andrea Massa, UdR Trento
  • Antonio Di Maio, UdR Napoli Federico II


Annual Reports:

Contacts: Email: RaSS[AT], PEC: cnit[AT], Phone: +39 050 3820810, Fax: +39 050 3820571

Staff of the RaSS Laboratory

People Area
Cantelli Forti Alessandro R
Capria Amerigo R
Corucci Alessandro T
Cuccoli Fabrizio R
Ghio Selenia R
Giusti Elisa R
Kumar Ajeet R
Lupidi Alberto R
Marinari Sabrina A
Meucci Giulio R
Nenna Guido T
Saglimbeni Roberto A
Saverino Anna Lisa T
Sorci Silvia A
Tomei Sonia R
Tonini Sara

Afferents to RaSS Laboratory

Acito Nicola Professore Associato
Baldini Luca Ricercatore ISAC-CNR
Berizzi Fabrizio Professore Ordinario 050 2217 535
Bonicoli Daniele Dottorando
Brizi Danilo Ricercatore
Capannesi Luca Tecnico UNIFI
Dalle Mese Enzo Professore Ordinario
Dellabate Alessandro Luigi Dottorando
Facheris Luca Professore Associato 055 4796 274
Falchi Martina Dottoranda
Fontana Nunzia Ricercatore Associato
Freni Angelo Professore Associato 055 4796 522/381
Genovesi Simone Professore Associato
Gentile Luca Assegnista di Ricerca
Gulotta Accursio Dottorando
Lazzoni Valeria Dottoranda
Livreri Patrizia Professore Associato
Mancuso Francesco Dottorando
Masi Angelica Dottoranda
Martorella Marco Professore Associato – Direttore RaSS 050 2217 624
Miano Luigi Dottorando
Monorchio Agostino Professore Ordinario 050 2217 542
Oveis Amirhossein Assegnista di Ricerca
Pascarella Francesca Dottoranda
Rogovich Alessandro Tecnico UNIPI 050 2217 643
Rotundo Sabrina Dottoranda
Scarselli Chiara Dottoranda
Usai Pierpaolo Ricercatore
Violi Vincenzo Borsista