Digital & Microwave Photonics Group

Francesco Laghezza


Francesco Laghezza received the Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing from the University of Pisa (Italy) respectively in 2009 and 2013.
From 2009 to 2010 he was a postgraduate research assistant for the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) working on a space debris ground radar system design for a Space Situational Awareness Network, and array processing for passive radars. From 2010 to 2013 he was a consultant within the CNIT working in several national and international research project: PHODIR" project (FP7-IDEAS-ERC), “PREPaRE” project (ERC-PoC), "SOPHIA" project (Italian MoD PNRM), “APIS” project (EDA JIP-ICET), and the “SHIRED” project (Italian MoD PNRM).
His activities is in the area of research and development of radar systems with experience in system design, system engineering hands-on capability, including system and structural design, field test and calibration. Actually he is a Post-Doc Researcher at the CNIT working on a Microwave-Photonic Dual Band Radar (DBR), a photonic system for Electronic Spectrum Measurement (ESM) and SIGnal INTelligence (SIGINT) applications.
He is co-author of about 25 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and 2 patent.

List of publications (pdf)