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IRS 2024 Focus Session

“Radar Techniques for SSA and Spaceborne Radars”

The increasing number of space objects in Earth’s orbits necessitates the use of radar techniques for near-space monitoring. Recent years have seen a significant surge in initiatives and research in the area of Space Situational Awareness (SSA). The primary goal is to develop advanced solutions, also in civilian applications, for enhanced observation of space near Earth. However, the considerable distances from objects and the high velocities of objects in low orbits pose challenges for designers of such systems. This requires the utilization of sophisticated methods and technologies to capture very weak signals reflected from space objects.
Concurrently, there is a growing interest in employing satellites moving in orbits as sources of illuminating signals in both active and passive radar solutions. We anticipate that this focused session will showcase the latest achievements in combining radar and space technologies.

Session chairs

Konrad Jedrzejewski


Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Konrad Jędrzejewski, DSc, PhD, Prof. of Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), received his M.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunications and Ph.D. in electronics, both with honors, in 1995 and 2000, respectively, from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at WUT. Subsequently, in 2014, he achieved a D.Sc. degree in electronics. From 2000 to 2019, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, WUT. In 2019, he assumed the position of Associate Professor at WUT. He is the author of more than 110 scientific publications and holds three patents. His research interests include statistical and adaptive signal processing, radar signal processing, biomedical signal processing, machine learning, and A/D converters. Notably, his recent research has concentrated on passive radar systems for observing Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) space objects using LOFAR radio telescopes and terrestrial illuminators of opportunity. Professor Jędrzejewski held the position of Vice-Chair of the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from March 2019 to February 2023. Since March 2023, he has been a Chair of the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

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