RRSN Group

Services and Honors

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Professional societies memberships

2017-ON IEEE Senior Member.
2006-2017 IEEE Member.
2002-2006 IEEE Student Member.

Organisation of scientific workshops and conferences

2011 Co-Chair of the Oral Session on “Passive Radar” at the IEEE Radar Conference 2015 (Johannesburg, South Africa).
2011 Co-Chair of the Oral Session on “Direction Finding” at the IEEE Radar Conference 2011 (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).
2009 Organizer and Chair of the Focused Session on “New perspectives in passive radar” at the EuRAD Conference 2009 (Rome, Italy).
2008 Chair of the Poster Session “Bistatic and Multi-static Radar” at the IEEE 2008 Radar Conference (Rome, Italy).
2006-2008 Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2008 IEEE Radar Conference (Rome, Italy), as Student Forum Co-Chair.
2007 Co-Chair of the Oral Session on “Passive Radar” at the 2007 International Radar Conference (Edinburgh, UK).

Participation in directive/editorial boards and referee activity

2011-ON Member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society (AESS) for the 3-year term 2017-2019.
2017-ON Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing for the 2-year term 2017-2018.
2011-ON Member of the Editorial Board (Area Editor for "Radar Signal Processing") of the International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEÜ) (Elsevier).
2003-ON Reviewer for the following journals:

  • IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing
  • IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology
  • IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  • Signal Processing (Elsevier)
  • EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  • International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (Hindawi)
  • ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion

2003-ON Member of the Technical Program Committee or Reviewer for the following conferences:

  • IEEE Radar Conference (RADARCON) 2008/2010/2011/2012/2015/2017
  • IEEE Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2008
  • IET International Radar Conference (RADAR) 2007
  • Tyrrhenian Workshop on Advances in Radar and Remote Sensing (TyWRRS) 2012
  • European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2011/2015
  • International Waveform Diversity & Design Conference (WDD) 2010
  • European Radar Conference (EuRAD) 2009
  • European Wireless Conference (EW) 2008

2006 Independent expert in the evaluation procedure of the proposals submitted in response to the 3rd Call for Proposals of the Preparatory Action on “The enhancement of the European industrial potential in the field of Security Research” (PASR 2006) promoted and funded by the European Commission.

Honors and Awards

2018 Recipient of the 2018 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. Paper title: “Experimental results of polarimetric detection schemes for DVB-T-based passive radar”, by Francesca Filippini, Fabiola Colone, Diego Cristallini, Georgia Bournaka.
2017 Co-author of the paper “Exploiting polarimetric diversity in passive radar: Recent advances and applications” by F. Filippini, F. Colone, awarded at the 1st GTTI Radar and Remote Sensing Workshop 2017 as best oral presentation under 35 (Naples 25-26 May 2017).
2011 "Sapienza Ricerca (Under 40)" award for the research "Green Radar Technology (GRT): passive radar sensors for surveillance applications without e.m. emissions".
2008 Co-author of the Best Student Paper awarded at the 2008 IEEE Radar Conference (Rome, Italy): “Performance Analysis of a Multi-Frequency FM Based Passive Bistatic Radar”, by C. Bongioanni, F. Colone, P. Lombardo.
2007 Research Grant, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University College London (UCL, London, UK).
2007 “F. Carassa” award for the paper “Passive radar prototypes for multifrequency target detection” at the GTTI 2007 meeting (Rome, IT).
2006/2010/2012/2018 – Co-author of papers chosen as runners-up in the Student Paper Competition at the following conferences:

  • 2006 IEEE Radar Conference (Verona, USA), with the paper “Cancellation of clutter and multipath in passive radar using a sequential approach” by F. Colone, R. Cardinali, P. Lombardo.
  • 2010 IEEE Radar Conference (Washington DC, USA), with the paper “Experimental Results for OFDM WiFi-Based Passive Bistatic Radar” by P. Falcone, F. Colone, C. Bongioanni, P. Lombardo.
  • 2012 IET Radar Conference (Glasgow, UK), with the paper “Localization of moving targets with passive radar system based on WiFi transmissions” by P. Falcone, F. Colone, P. Lombardo.
  • 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (Oklahoma City, USA), with the paper “Target DoA estimation in Passive Radar using non-uniform linear arrays and multiple frequency channels” by F. Filippini, T. Martelli, F. Colone, R. Cardinali.
  • 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (Oklahoma City, USA), with the paper “WiFi emission-based vs passive radar localization of human targets” by I. Milani, F. Colone, C. Bongioanni, P. Lombardo.

2006-2007 Research Grant, INFOCOM Department, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy), to work on "Bistatic and Passive Radar".
2002-2005 Ph.D. Scholarship (first ranked), University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy).

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