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Digital beam Forming For low-cost multi-static spacE-boRnEsyNtheticaperTure radars


  • Development of low-cost highly-integrated compact radar for formation flying multistatic SAR applications.
  • Reach unprecedented levels of integration, modularity and compactness for SAR antennas and RF front-ends, while tackling the challenge of high resolution and wide swath imaging through wide-bandwidth operation and Digital Beam Forming (DBF) techniques.
  • The cost, mass and power consumption of SAR can be reduced significantly, due to the passive (i.e., receive only) radar concept.
  • The capabilities of SAR will be further enhanced by employing a dual-band (C/X) SAR concept where a shared-aperture dual-band dual-polarized array antenna will be integrated with the RF front ends.

IHP`s Contribution

  • Digital Beamforming Network (DBFN) baseband design
  • Chip manufacturing and test


This FP7 project is funded by the European Community under the Grant Agreement number 606923.

Project Partners

  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
  • Evatronix SA
  • ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space B.V.
  • Silicon Radar GmbH
  • University of Calabria
  • University of Kent
The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.