Contact Dr Daniel Andre

Areas of expertise

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


Daniel has conducted Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) related Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image feature extraction, understanding and simulation research during the course of his radar career based first at DERA, QinetiQ, Dstl and now Cranfield University.

In the field of Interferometric-SAR (InSAR) he developed a novel understanding of SAR image coherence 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 in 2011 - the John Benjamin Memorial prize.

This work has been extended to bistatic and SAR near-field geometries. He also researches bistatic polarimetry, multipath, vibrometry, Radar Cross Section (RCS) prediction at both low and high frequency bands, and 3D multistatic image formation.

In 2017 Daniel took leadership of the Cranfield Ground-Based SAR Laboratory.

In 2023, Daniel was awarded a Simon Fellowship by the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, participating in the "Rich and Nonlinear Tomography" research programme.

Daniel has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and a Joint Honours BSc in Mathematics and Physics

Research opportunities

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.

Current activities

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

PhD Students, current:

Anmol Rattan

Alexander Hagelberg

Richard Welsh

George Price

PhD Students, completed:

Dr James Elgy, "Bistatic SAR for Building Wall Material Characterisation"

Dr Brandon Corbett, "Remote Intelligence of Building Interiors, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar"

Dr Alexander Edwards-Smith, "Subsurface Radar Imaging from Space"


Dstl: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

ATI: Alan Turing Institute

ESA: European Space Agency


Roke Manor




FABW: Find a Better Way, now "Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation"

RADI: Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences

DfT: UK Department for Transport


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers