Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP),
Via G. Moruzzi 1, Area CNR, 56124, Pisa, Italy
Salvatore Maresca was born in La Spezia, Italy, on August 11, 1980. He received the M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In July 2010, he joined the NATO Science and Technology Organization Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO-CMRE, formerly NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC)), La Spezia, as a Visiting Researcher and, from January to December 2014, as a Scientific Staff Member. He participated to the develpment of a network of High Frequency Surface Wave (HFSW) radars for maritime surveillance, focusing on the statistical analysis of sea clutter in the HF band, on the development of detection, tracking and data fusion algorithms, and on the performance characterization of the proposed radar network. Moreover, he was involved in the analysis and estimation of wind fields during tropical cyclone events by means of satellite-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery in the C- and X-bands, with both co- and cross-polarized data. From November 2016 to December 2017 he joined the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), National Laboratory of Photonics Networks and Technologies (PNTLab), Pisa.
Actually, he is Grant Holder at the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. Involved in several national and international research projects, his work principally focuses on the statistical signal processing of the data collected by the innovative PANDORA photonics-based radar prototype developed at CNIT. The coherent radar operates in the S and X bands, in monostatic, bistatic and multistatic configurations, and has been deployed with success in a number of applications spanning from maritime surveillance to sub-mm displacement measures for environmental monitoring. He has authored and coauthored more than twentyfive scientific and technical publications, technical reports and book chapters, of which three have been published in international peer-reviewed journals.
In 2008 and 2010 he was finalist at the Student Paper Competitions during the IEEE Radar Conference, Rome, and the International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP), Elba Island, respectively. His research activity develops mainly in the context of maritime situational awareness. His main interests are in statistical signal processing, with a special focus on detection and estimation theory, target tracking, and data fusion algorithms.