2015 Passive Radar Workshop

30 Nov 2015
The Institute for Telecommunications Research and Australia's Defence Science and Technology Group co-hosted the international 2015 Passive Radar Workshop.
2015 Passive Radar Workshop

Associate Professor Linda Davis

More than 60 delegates from academia, defence and industry came from Italy, Germany, USA and Australia to engage in a program of presentations, networking and workshops centred on state-of-the-art passive radar technology research and development.  Passive radar systems exploit readily available sources of radio energy, for example TV broadcast signals, to detect and image aircraft, cars, trucks and other targets of interest by measuring the signal reflections from the targets and the environment.  Without the need for a dedicated transmitter, passive radar systems are significantly less expensive to implement and operate, and offer the advantage of covert radar surveillance.