PhD projects in Multistatic SAR Remote Sensing

Cranfield University

PhD 3.5 years Cranfield, UK

Uploaded 21 Jan 2021

Job Description

Fully funded PhD projects are being offered in support of Dstl Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance projects, which seek to drive game-changing novel science and technology in the area. Research will be undertaken in the area of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging, specifically to support an understanding of the performance and phenomenology likely to be achieved from swarms of SAR satellites, both at high and low frequencies.

You will join the Ground-Based SAR laboratory team and undertake both theoretical and experimental research within the areas of multistatic radar geometries for ground interferometry, foliage penetration and 3D image formation.

These projects relate to improving space-based all-weather day or night SAR remote sensing technologies. The advent of low cost SAR satellites allows the possibility of cooperative sensing satellite swarms for which new sensing modalities are possible

Through both theoretical and experimental work at the Ground-based SAR laboratory, the phenomenology of multistatic SAR collections will be investigated, relating to polarimetric interferometry, Foliage-penetration and through-wall 3D imaging

Person Specification

Applicants should have a first or second class UK honours degree or equivalent in a Physics, Mathematics or Engineering Sciences related discipline.

Sponsored by Dstl, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 (tax free) plus fees for three years