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     Date Submitted:05-01-2016
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     Current job:Research scientist
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    Date of Birth:

    31 March 1983

     

     

    Place of Birth:

    Naples, Italy

     

     

    Citizenship:

    Italian

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    Background

    Radar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Engineer with almost 6 years of experience in applied research. Her main technical skills are related to SAR/Inverse SAR Airborne data processing, moving target recognition, development of advanced techniques for moving target imaging, algorithm optimization, single/multi-channel data analysis, radar signal processing, system performance analysis and simulations, Inverse SAR (ISAR) Interferometric processing, feasibility study and acquisition set-up of the radar system, experimental trials planning.

    Highly motivated, patient and methodical person, with great enthusiasm towards radar working topic and solid background. Ability to adapt to multi­cultural working environment and to work under tight deadline requests. Seeking a position as Radar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Engineer in an ambitious and exciting company that will offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.

     

     

    Experience

    Aug 2010 - to present

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    April 2009 - Nov 2009

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Wachtberg, D.

    www.fhr.fraunhofer.de

     

    Scientist in the Research Group, Array-based radar imaging (FHR-ARB).

     

    Development of algorithms for targets imaging within the project recognition of moving targets“. Involved in the processing of high resolution real data and the organization of experimental measurement campaigns.

     

    For further information, feel free to contact reference [C].
     

     

     

     

    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, D.

    www.dlr.de

     

    Intern in the Information Retrieval Research Group, Radar Concepts Department, Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR–RK).

     

    Development of the MSc Thesis “On the Performance of Multibaseline SAR Interferometry for Vertical Structure Estimation by means of Polarization Coherence Tomography

     

    The thesis has been presented in the IEEE GOLD Conference 2010, being awarded as the best Italian thesis on Remote Sensing.

     

    For further information, see also publication [C6] and feel free to contact reference [A].

     

    Education

    Dec 2009

    University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, I.

    www.unina.it

    MSc, Telecommunications Engineering.

    ·          Summa cum laude (110/110 cum laude).

     

    University exams: Statistical Signal Processing, Information Theory and Coding, Telecommunications Systems, Remote Sensing System Design (including Navigation Sensors), Antenna design, Circuit Theory, Telecommunications Networks, Wireless Networks.

     

    For further information, feel free to contact reference [B].

     

     

    Apr 2006

    University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, I.

    www.unina.it

    BSc, Telecommunications Engineering.

    • 106/110

     

    University exams: Calculus, Physics, Signal Theory, Probability and Stochastic Processes, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Transmission, Electromagnetic Theory, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing.

     

     

    July 2002

    Liceo Scientifico Statale “N. Copernico”, Naples, I.

    www.liceoscientificocopernico.it

    High School Diploma.

    Awards

    April 2010

    IEEE GRS South Italy Chapter, Naples, I.

    ieee.uniparthenope.it

    2009 Best Italian Remote Sensing Thesis Prize.

    International Conference Proceedings

    [C1]

    A. Fontana, D. Staglianò, M. Martorella, P. Berens, "3D InISAR target reconstruction using airborne PAMIR data"; submitted for the 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR) 2016, Hamburg, Germany, June 2016

     

    [C2]

    A. Fontana, D. Staglianò, M. Martorella, P. Berens, "3D ISAR/SAR Imaging Using Multichannel Real Data"; submitted for the RadarCon 2016, Philadelphia, USA, May 2016

     

    [C3]

    A. Fontana, D. Staglianò, M. Martorella, P. Berens, "3D-InISAR maritime target imaging using multichannel airborne PAMIR data"; Proceedings of SET-228 Specialists Meeting on Radar Imaging for Target Identification, Pisa, Italy, 19-20 October 2015

     

    [C4]

    A. Fontana, P. Berens, "Super-resolution ISAR Imaging of Maritime Targets using PAMIR Data "; Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR) 2014, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014

     

    [C5]

    A. Fontana, P. Berens, “Centerline slope-based approach for rotational motion estimation of ship targets for ISAR”, Proceedings of the EUSAR 2012, Nürnberg, Germany, 23-26 April 2012.

     

    [C6]

    A. Fontana, K. P. Papathanassiou, A. Iodice, S.K. Lee, “On the Performance of Forest Vertical Structure Estimation via Polarization Coherence Tomography”, Proceedings of the IEEE GOLD 2010, Livorno, Italy, 29-30 April 2010.

     

    International Partecipation and Activities 

    Jan 2013 - to present

    Member of the NATO SET-196 on "Multichannel/Multistatic radar imaging of non-cooperative targets".

    For further information, see also publication [C3] and feel free to contact reference [D].

     

    Aug 2010 – to present

    Reviewerfor IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and several conferences

     

    Other Courses

    Sept 2003 – Dec 2003

    Regione Campania, Naples, I.

    www.regione.campania.it

    Vocational Training on “Production and Technological Innovation”.

    Languages

    Mother Tongue:

    Italian

     

     

    English:

    Advanced

     

     

    German:

    Intermediate

     

     

    Spanish

    Beginner

    Computer Skills

    Programming:

    MatLab. IDL. C. C++.

     

     

    Software Packages:

    MS Office, LATEX

     

     

    Operating System:

    Windows, Linux.

     

    References

    [A]

    Dr. Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou

    Head – Information Retrieval Research Group, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    P.O. Box 1116 – 82231 Wessling, Germany

    E-mail:           kostas.papathanassiou(at)dlr.de

     

    [B]

    Prof. Antonio Iodice

    Professor – DIBET, University of Naples “Federico II”

    via Claudio, 21 –  80125 Naples, Italy

    E-mail:           antonio.iodice(at)unina.it

     

    [C]

    Dr.-Ing. Patrick Berens

    Array-gestützte Radarbildgebung, Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR

    Neuenahrer Straße 20 | 53343 Wachtberg

    E-mail:          patrick.berens(at)fhr.fraunhofer.de

     

    [D]

    Prof. Marco Martorella

    Professor - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione

    Pisa, Italy

    E-mail: marco.martorella(at)iet.unipi.it

     

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