Contact Dr Daniel Andre

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Defence Sensors
  • Monitoring and Environmental Informatics

Background

Daniel has been involved in numerous ATR related SAR feature extraction, understanding and simulation research projects during the course of his radar career based first at DERA, QinetiQ, Dstl and now Cranfield University. Recent developments are in the field of InSAR where he developed a novel understanding of SAR image coherence and speckle over mountainous terrain. In this area he developed a new image formation algorithm designed to remove topographically related incoherence from interferograms and Coherent Change Detection (CCD) products, winning a UK civil service scientist innovation award (The John Benjamin Memorial prize). This work has recently been extended to bistatic and SAR near-field geometries. He also has experience in the areas of polarimetry, multipath, vibrometry, RCS prediction at both low and high frequency bands, and in 3D multistatic image formation.

Daniel has a joint honours BSc in Mathematics and Physics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics / Theoretical Physics.

Research opportunity

PhD positions in Multistatic SAR remote sensing:

https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/phd/cds-multistatic-sar-remote-sensing


Current activities

Daniel heads the Cranfield University Ground-Based SAR Laboratory (GBSAR Lab).

Current Interests and projects are in the following areas:
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging techniques and phenomenology in conventional and multistatic scenarios
  • Interferometric SAR (InSAR) for terrain elevation determination (Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) / Digital Elevation Models (DEM))
  • SAR Coherent Change Detection (CCD) in challenging scenarios including in bistatic SAR near-field with substantial terrain topography
  • Ultra Wide-Band (UWB), polarimetric and microdoppler SAR phenomenology
  • Radar Cross-Section (RCS) prediction and measurement
  • Three dimensional, volumetric and through-wall imaging
  • Remote sensing.
Daniel teaches on various MSc courses and is the MESE MSc Advanced Radar module leader.

PhD Students
Completed:
Alexander Edwards-Smith, "Subsurface Radar Imaging from Space"
Submitted:
Brandon Corbett, "Remote Intelligence of Building Interiors, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar"
James Elgy, "Bistatic SAR for Building Wall Material Characterisation"
Current:
George Price,
Richard Sabiers

Clients

  • Dstl: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • ESA: European Space Agency
  • BAE
  • Roke Manor
  • AreSys
  • Noveltis
  • QinetiQ
  • FABW: Find a Better Way
  • RADI: Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • DfT: UK Department for Transport

Publications

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Conference Papers