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Get nowcast by measuring the strength of satellite TV broadcasts.
Get nowcast by measuring the strength of satellite TV broadcasts.

Get nowcast by measuring the strength of satellite TV broadcasts.

The innovative technology of MISSISSIPPI project allows real time rain detection with high geographical resolution over wide areas. The rain significantly reduces the strength of TV signals received from satellites. So, measurement and processing of satellite signals yield an estimate of rainfall intensity and each satellite receiver can in principle act as a low-cost rain sensor. This technology can provide short term forecasts of risk situations for populations and territories and can be of help in issuing early warning notices. So, it can be employed in agriculture and civil protection.


Italy


Get nowcast by measuring the strength of satellite TV broadcasts.

Filippo Giannetti (Unversità di Pisa), Antonio Colicelli (Unversità di Pisa), Marco Moretti (Unversità di Pisa), Ruggero Reggiannini (Unversità di Pisa) in collaboration with MBI Srl Pisa and CNR-IBE Firenze.

Antonio Colicelli graduated in Classics with a Major in Archaeology from the University of Pisa in 1994 and received a PhD in History and Classics from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in 1998. He obtained a Specialization Degree in Archaeology from the University of Pisa and a master’s degree in public communication and Communications Policy from the University of Pisa in 2008. He works at the University of Pisa, Department of Information Engineering since 2004, where he is currently postdoctoral research fellow. He is Administrative Project Manager for National and European Projects, collaborates with the Office of Relations with the European Commission, and participates to the organization of University events dedicated to the broad public. He is author of 25 scientific publications and several article.
Filippo Giannetti received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in 1993. In 1988/89, he spent a research period at TELETTRA, now ALCATEL (Milan). In 1992 he spent a research period at the European Space Agency Research and Technology Centre (ESA/ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he worked on digital satellite communications. Since 1993, he has been with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa, where he is currently Associate Professor of Telecommunications, working in the broad area of wireless terrestrial and satellite communications. He participated to many national and european projects, often as project or team leader. In 2016-2019 he was the scientific manager of the research unit at the University of Pisa during the "Nefocast" SVI.I.C.T.PRECIP (SVIluppo di piattaforma tecnologica Integrata per il Controllo e la Trasmissione informatica di dati sui campi PRECIPitativi in tempo reale)” aimed at the development of an innovative technique for the estimation of rainfall rate based upon the measurement of the attenuation induced on broadcast satellite signals. Currently (2019), he is the leader of the project MIS.S.I.S.S.I.P.PI. (MISura di Segnali Irradiati da Satelliti per la Stima dell'Intensità delle Precipitazioni PIovose), aimed at the development of an experimental set-up which implements the outcomes of the Nefocast project. He is author of more than 150 journal and conference papers and co-inventor of several patents, jointly developed with ESA.
Marco Moretti received the Laurea in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1995. From 1995 to 2000 he was with the Department of Telecommunications and Traffic Control of the Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands), where he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineerin. From 2000 to 2003 he worked at Marconi Mobile ACCESS in Genova, Italy as baseband receiver expert coordinating scientific collaboration between Marconi Mobile and Universities and other technical partners. Since 2003 he is with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa where he currently is Associate Professor. His research interests are in wireless communication theory, with emphasis on synchronization, channel estimation and resource allocation for multi-carrier systems. He is author of several scientific journal and conference papers.
Ruggero Reggiannini received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Electronics Engineering in 1978, from the University of Pisa, Italy. From 1978 to 1983 he was engaged with the design and development of underwater electroacoustic systems for a private company in La Spezia, Italy. Since 1984 he is with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione of the University of Pisa where he is currently Full Professor. He is author/coauthor of more than hundred scientific publications on telecommunications and signal processing. He also participated in many national and international projects both for private and public organizations.


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