Technical co-sponsor

Financial supporter

Prof. Andrea Monti Guarnieri

Biography:  Andrea Monti Guarnieri, M.Sc. cum laude (1988) in electronic engineering, IEEE-member, full professor within “Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria”. He has been teaching several courses on digital and statistical signal & image processing, telecommunications and RADAR. 
    Forty years of professional activities in SAR systems design and processing, led him in 2003 to found aresys, a PoliMI spin-off, that he served as president up to 2015. Aresys complements the most promising innovations introduced in his research activity at PoliMI by developing them into customized solutions involving RADAR and geophysical systems.
    He has been leading European Space Agency projects since the eighties, he has been a member of the ESA Quality Working Group for spaceborne SAR missions ERS and ENVISAT programs, he supported the commissioning phases for ENVISAT and SENTINEL-1, and he is cooperating with CONAE (Argentinean space agency) in the development of SAOCOM constellation. He is present member of POLIMI laboratory Geolab.
    His current interests focus on processing and calibration of RADAR based systems: ground, airborne and spaceborne SAR, multi-baseline interferometric and MIMO configurations and in studying new systems and applications for remote sensing, like SAOCOM-CS bistatic mission and geostationary SAR.

    Prof. Monti Guarnieri co-authored over 200 scientific publications, of which 45 international peer reviewed publications, (H-Index 29, ~4000 citations); he was awarded four “Best Paper” in international symposia (IGARSS '89, EUSAR 2004, EUSAR 2012, IET 2015) and he is co-author of four patents. He is reviewer of journals in remote sensing, signal processing, image processing, geophysics, geodynamics and antennas and propagations, and he has been in many technical boards of SAR and RADAR conferences.  In 2014 he was appointed by the board of directors member of Technical-scientific Committee of Italian Space Agency (ASI). In 2016 he has been nominated by the Italian ministry alternate member in the High Level Working Group of GEO.

Title: Geostationary SARs for continuous SAR imaging: systems and application

Abstract: This age is experiencing an increase and densification in systems for ubiquitous and continuous remote sensing. Constellation of optical and SAR sensors attains the sub-metric resolution and nearly daily revisit, while drones are becoming the primary source for fast surveillance and small scale observations, even in presence of cloud cover.  In this frame, dense SAR systems are developing fast, and dense constellations of cubesat and micro-satellite are planned for the near future. 
    The capability of all-day-all-weather observations, makes of SAR a game changer in the future of monitoring and surveillance and, in this respect, a constellation placed in geostationary orbit is the most effective in providing fast revisit and super-continental access.
In the keynote, we review the concept of geostationary SARs, in a seamless configuration from a single satellite to a constellation, the pie in the sky. We discuss about orbits, technologies and challenges, occurring from atmospheric turbulence, target motion in the long integration time and interferences from on-ground and on-space systems.
    We then discuss about applications, we show the potentials of coherent change detection for surveillance and mapping damages after hazards, and latest results in SAR interferometry particularly in precise deformation monitoring, penetration in canopies and subsurfaces (glacier and deserts), 3D imaging of volumes, sensitivity to soil moisture and generation of water vapor maps.


Important dates

Registration open date:
1 July 2018
Early registration deadline:
31 July 2018
Author registration dealine:
31 August 2018
Camera-ready Paper Submission:
30 June 2018
Extend to 10 July 2018

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IET Radar 2018


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