Technical Program

Preliminary Technical Program

(tentative and subject to modifications)

 

Monday, September 23

 

8:00

Registration

 

 

8:30-10:45

Opening Session and Keynote Speeches

 

 

8:30-8:45

Welcome Address

 

 

8:45-9:25

Vadim Nozdrin (ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, Switzerland)

 

ITU Activity for Space Science Services

 

 

9:25-10:05

Stephen English (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom)

 

The Value of Passive Bands Used by Microwave Instruments in Numerical Weather Prediction

 

 

10:05-10:45

Gelu Nita (New Jersey Instititute of Technology, USA)

 

The Generalized Spectral Kurtosis Estimator: A Review of Its Statistical Properties and Applications

 

 

10:45-11:05

Coffee Break

 

 

11:05-12:45

Operational RFI Mitigation – Chairs: Albert-Jan Boonstra and Michiel Brentjens

 

 

11:05-11:30

Alessio Sclocco, Dany Vohl, Rob van Nieuwpoort

 

Real-Time RFI Mitigation for the Apertif Radio Transient System

 

 

11:30-11:55

Xinxin Zhang, Ran Duan, Haiyan Zhang, Curotto Franco, Finger Ricardo

 

RFI Mitigation System Tests at FAST Site

 

 

11:55-12:20

Haiyan Zhang, Hao Hu, Shijie Huang, Li Yang, Xinxin Zhang

 

Satellite RFI Mitigation on FAST

 

 

12:20-12:45

Jean-Michel Martin

 

WIBAR Spectrometer and RFI Mitigation

 

 

12:45-14:00

Lunch Break

 

 

14:00-15:40

RFI Detection and Localization – Chairs: Alexandra Bringer and Roger Oliva

 

 

14:00-14:25

Eric Anterrieu, Francois Cabot, Ali Khazaal

 

Almost ten years of early RFI detection/quantification with the Noise Injection Radiometers onboard MIRAS

 

 

14:25-14:50

Eric Anterrieu, Francois Cabot, Ali Khazaal, Nemesio Rodriguez-Fernandez, Yann Kerr

 

A Machine Learning Approach for Sub-Kilometric Geolocation of RFI Sources from SMOS Interferometric Data

 

 

14:50-15:15

Roger Oliva, Antonio Martellucci, Elena Daganzo, Stephen English, Patricia Rosnay, Jose Barbosa

 

New Concept for RFI Detection in EO Data: Ground RFI Detection Station

 

 

15:15-15:40

Niccolò Franceschi, Riccardo Piantanida, Andrea Recchia, Davide Giudici, Andrea Monti-Guarnieri, Nuno Miranda, Clément Albinet

 

RFI Monitoring and Classification in C-band Using Sentinel-1 Noise Pulses

 

 

15:40-16:00

Coffee Break

 

 

16:00-17:50

Spectrum Management – Chairs: Thomas Von Deak and Paolo de Matthaeis

 

 

16:00-16:35

Markus Dreis

 

Role and Responsibilities of the ITU-R Working Party 7C on Remote Sensing Systems

 

 

16:35-17:00

Bevin Zauderer, Jonathan Williams

 

RFI 2029: New Challenges and New Approaches for the Coming Decade

 

 

17:00-17:25

Elena Daganzo, Alvaro Llorente, Roger Oliva, Ekhi Uranga, Yann Kerr, Antonio De la Fuente, Philippe Richaume

 

Lessons Learnt from SMOS RFI Activities After 10 Years in Orbit: Claiming Protection and Increasing Awareness of The Interference Problems in the 1400-1427 MHz Passive Band

 

 

17:25-17:50

Elena Daganzo, Edoardo Marelli

 

Frequency Management for Passive Remote Sensing from an ESA Perspective

 

 

18:00-20:00

Icebreaker

 

Tuesday, September 24

 

8:30-10:10

RFI Considerations in Instrument Design – Chairs: Urvashi Rao and Federico Di Vruno

 

 

8:30-8:55

Thushara Gunaratne, Peens-Hough Peens-Hough

 

Modeling of RFI and RFI Mitigation Techniques in SKA1 Mid Telescope

 

 

8:55-9:20

Luke Hawkins, Ryan Lynch

 

Active RFI Management at the Green Bank Observatory

 

 

9:20-9:45

Alan Erickson, Urvashi Rao Venkata

 

The Dimensions of RFI, and how ngVLA is Being Designed to Accommodate Them

 

 

9:45-10:10

Federico Di Vruno

 

RFI/EMC Management in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope

 

 

10:10-10:30

Poster Introduction (2 minutes per poster) – Chair: Albin Gasiewski

 

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

 

 

10:30-11:30

Poster Session

 

 

 

Paulus Kruger, Mark Ruiter

 

A Benefit of RFI: Synchronising Radio Telescope Arrays

 

 

 

Timothy Robishaw, Stephen Harrison, David Del Rizzo, Robert Messing, Benoit Robert

 

Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good: A Low-Cost Cell Phone Buster for the 850 MHz Band

 

 

 

Geng Lihong, Liu Donghao, Su Cang, Li Sha, Yan Yihua, Chen Zhijun

 

Complex Electromagnetic Environment and RFI Mitigation at Mingantu Observing Station

 

 

 

M.A. Brentjens, E. van Maanen, P. Bolli, M.J. Norden, B.A. Witvliet, G. Virone, F. Paonessa, A.J. Boonstra

 

Conditions for LOFAR Radio Telescope and Wind Farm Co-Existence

 

 

 

Edward Kim, Albert Wu, Eugenia De Marco

 

The NASA Goddard RF Explorer (GREX), an Instrument to Monitor the Interference Environment

 

 

 

Aravind Venkitasubramony, Albin Gasiewski, Eryan Dai, Maciej Stachura, Jack Elston

 

RFI Detection and Mitigation in an L-Band Correlation Radiometer for sUAS Based Soil Moisture Measurements

 

 

 

Jorge Querol, Adrián Pérez, Adriano Camps

 

Real-time Radio Frequency Interference Detection and Mitigation with the Front-End GNSS Interference eXcisor (FENIX)

 

 

 

Natsuaki Ryo, Pau Prats-Iraola

 

Time Variant and Narrow Bandwidth RFI Detection in Multi-Receiver SAR: Preliminary Study in ALOS-2

 

 

11:30-12:20

Panel Discussion on Remote Sensing Issues

 

 

12:20-13:30

Lunch Break

 

 

13:30-17:00

AirBus Assembly Line Tour

 

Wednesday, September 25

 

8:30-10:10

RFI Impact and Monitoring – Chairs: Yann Kerr and David Le Vine

 

 

8:30-8:55

Kishore Pasi

 

Effect of Ground Radio Frequency Interference from 5G networks on the Performance of SAR Missions

 

 

8:55-9:20

Sidharth Misra, Joel Johnson

 

Space-borne Demonstration of the CubeSat Radiometer Radio Frequency Interference Technology (CubeRRT) Validation Mission

 

 

9:20-9:45

Tobias Bollian, Marwan Younis, Gerhard Krieger

 

Digital Beamforming Based RFI Extraction for an On-Ground Correction of Synthetic Aperture Radar Data

 

 

9:45-10:10

Paolo de Matthaeis, David Draper, Joel Johnson, Steen Savstrup Krinstensen, Yan Soldo, Thomas von Deak, Mohammad Al-Khaldi, Rashmi Shah

 

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Observed Over Water Surfaces at 18.6-18.8 GHz and the IEEE GRSS Involvement with ITU-R to Address this Issue

 

 

10:10-10:40

Coffee Break

 

 

10:40-13:00

Spectrum Management – Chairs: Jean-Luc-Issler and Balthasar Indermühle

 

 

10:40-11:20

Tasso Tzioumis

 

Working Party 7D (of the ITU-R) and its Importance for the Radio Astronomy Community

 

 

11:20-11:45

Liese van Zee, Nathaniel Livesey, Sandra Cruz-Pol, William Emery, Namir Kassim, Amy Lovell, Mahta Moghaddam, James Moran, Scott Ransom, Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Paul Siqueira, Tomas Gergely, Darrel Emerson, Paul Feldman

 

The Committee on Radio Frequencies - Protecting the Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum

 

 

11:45-12:10

Vadim Nozdrin

 

Digital Spectrum Management

 

 

12:10-12:35

Farzin Manshadi

 

Preventing Adjacent Band Interference from Earth Exploration Satellites to Space Research (Deep Space) Missions

 

 

12:35-13:00

Catherine Gabay

 

GNSS Interference Cases Handling and the Fight Against the Spread of Illegal GNSS Jammers by ANFR, the French Spectrum Management and Monitoring Authority

 

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch Break

 

 

14:30-16:10

New Developments in RFI Mitigation – Chairs: Greg Hellbourg and Timothy Robishaw

 

 

14:30-14:55

Jedda Boyle, Alessio Sclocco

 

Edge-Thresholding: A New Thresholding Based Real-Time RFI Mitigation Algorithm for Transient Detection

 

 

14:55-15:20

Yogesh Maan

 

Fourier Domain Excision of Periodic RFI

 

 

15:20-15:45

Gary J. Hovey, Federico Di Vruno

 

A Framework for RFI Simulation and Performance Verification

 

 

15:45-16:10

Gregory Hellbourg, Ian Morrison

 

Cyclic Imaging for All-Sky Interference Forecasting with Array Radio Telescopes

 

 

16:10-16:40

Coffee Break

 

 

16:40-17:30

Panel Discussion on Radio Astronomy Issues

 

 

20:00-22:30

Banquet

 

Thursday, September 26

 

9:00-10:40

Machine Leaning for RFI Mitigation – Chairs: Amit Mishra and Stephen Harrison

 

 

9:00-9:25

Stephen Harrison, Rory Coles, Timothy Robishaw, David Del Rizzo

 

RFI Novelty Detection using Machine Learning Techniques

 

 

9:25-9:50

Harrison Kyle, Amit Mishra

 

Supervised Neural Networks for RFI Flagging

 

 

9:50-10:15

Alexis Louis

 

Neural Networks Based EWF Detection

 

 

10:15-10:40

Mao Yuan, Weiwei Zhu, Di Li, Bo Peng, Haiyan Zhang

 

An Unsupervised Interference Classifier for Radio Telescope Data

 

 

10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

 

 

11:10-12:50

RFI Filtering – Chairs: Ryo Natsuaki and Yan Soldo

 

 

11:10-11:35

Alexandra Bringer, Matt Daehn, Gordon Weiss, Joel Johnson

 

A Time Series Method for Identifying and Removing Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) L-band radiometer data

 

 

11:35-12:00

Ali Khazaal, Roger Oliva, Philippe Richaume, Ignassi Corbella, Francois Cabot, Jose Barbosa, Gonçalo Lopes, Eric Anterrieu

 

Towards RFI Mitigation in SMOS Image Reconstruction Operational Processor: Impact on Retrieved Brightness Temperature and Soil Moisture

 

 

12:00-12:25

Mingliang Tao, Jia Su, Ling Wang

 

Analysis and Mitigation of Non-Narrowband Radio Frequency Interference in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data

 

 

12:25-12:50

Yan Soldo, David Le Vine, Paolo de Matthaeis

 

An Approach to Address Residual “Hot Spots” in SMAP RFI-filtered Data

 

 

12:50-14:20

Lunch Break

 

 

14:20-15:45

Astronomical Site Management – Chairs: Haiyan Zhang and Aaron Chippendale

 

 

14:20-14:45

Riaan Wolhuter, Abraham Otto, Jason Fynn, Johannes Havenga, Carel Van der Merwe

 

A Band Comparison Investigation for RFI Emission Mitigation by a Mobile Radio Communications Network for the SKA Radio Astronomy Project

 

 

14:45-15:10

Abraham Otto, Riaan Wolhuter, Jason Fynn, Johannes Havenga

 

Radio Frequency Interference from an Operational Communications Networks in a Radio Astronomy Environment

 

 

15:10-15:35

Qi Liu, Ye Liu, Xiao Ming Su, Feng Liu

 

Shielding Engineering Progress for QTT Facilities

 

 

15:35-16:00

Coffee Break

 

 

16:00-16:50

Astronomical Site Management – Chairs: Haiyan Zhang and Aaron Chippendale

 

 

16:00-16:25

Aaron Chippendale

 

Modelling RFI Propagation by Diffraction to Find Radio Quiet Sites in Australia

 

 

16:25-16:50

Balthasar Indermühle, Carol Wilson

 

Monitoring Results from the Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory Since 2016

 

 

16:50-17:00

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 

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