Enhanced radar detection of small remotely piloted aircraft in U-space scenario

Enhanced radar detection of small remotely piloted aircraft in U-space scenario

Fausta Mattei

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Abstract. Efficient and safe integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems, both civil and military ones, must be guaranteed in the airspace, which is expected to be threated by problems of collisions, loss of communications and congestion of the air traffic environment. One of the main issues is how to improve the identification of unmanned aircrafts in the low altitude airspace. The identification process, that includes detection, verification, and recognition phases, is affected by different problems such as the difficulty of distinguishing Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles from other small flying objects as birds, because of their similar Radar Cross Section (RCS). To improve this process, an enhancement of the RCS can be a solution. The purpose of my PhD is to find the best passive and active solution for the following assignment.

Radar Cross Section Enhancement, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Passive Surveillance, Active Surveillance, Software Defined Radio, Drones

Published online 9/1/2023, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Fausta Mattei, Enhanced radar detection of small remotely piloted aircraft in U-space scenario, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 33, pp 15-20, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902677-3

The article was published as article 3 of the book Aerospace Science and Engineering

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