IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi Company Center

Contact details

Via Livornese, 1019,

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IDS is an independent system engineering company of about 300 people (about 80percent with degrees in electronic and aerospace engineering) that which provides, since 1980, high technology services and integrated system solutions. The company is structured into the following business and research areas:
Naval Division, Aeronautical Division, Georadar Division, Aeronavigation Division, Space Laboratory, Electromagnetic Laboratory, Radar & Signature Laboratory, System & Simulation Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory.

Space activities

IDS provides both services and products.

  • Services:
    Antenna design; Planar and conformal array design; Reflectarray design; Antenna Farm analyses (pattern distortion and coupling) on spacecrafts; EMC/EMI analyses (radiated/ conducted); Passive InterModulation Product (PIMP) analyses; LEO, MEO and GEO deep/surface charging and ESD analyses; GPS multipath mitigation for spacecraft attitude control and limb souding (radio occultation) applications; mModelling and analysis of SAR systems;. Processing for automatic recognition from SAR images; propagation models for land mobile satellite radio channel in urban environments.
  • Further IDS services:
    Control of radar signature of complex objects and environment; design of radar systems; system design and overall performance prediction simulation in civil and defence areas; design and assessment of advanced signal and image processing techniques; design of target radar signature data base for non cooperative target recognition application.
  • Products:
    ADF-EMS (Antenna Design Framework / ElectroMagnetic Satellite), a SW Framework for electromagnetic antenna design and analyses (from stand-alone to S/C installed) with combined modelling methods and fully engineering cycle support.
  • Further IDS products:
    Naval Division: SHIP-EDF (Ship Electromagnetic Design Framework), a simulation environment for the e.m. design (EMC/RCS/IR) of modern ships; Aeronautical Division: VIRAF (VIRtual Aircraft), a simulation environment for the design (RCS/IR) of modern aircrafts; Aeronavigation Division: FPDAM (Flight Procedures Design and Air Space Management), a CAD for three-dimensional aeronautical flight procedures design; AIRNAS (Air Navigation and Airport System), a multidisciplinary framework to support users in the field of Airport and Air Navigation Systems; GeoRadar Division :RIS Ground Probing Radar (Hardware and Processing); IBIS (Image By Interferometric Survey an innovative technology based on radar interferometry for monitoring displacement and vibration of slopes and structures).


Programmes: HERMES, ARISTOTELES, ITALSAT-F2, ARTEMIS, SAN MARCO SCOUT, NAHUEL, SICRAL, GNSS, GALILEO, EGPM, COSMO-Skymed, SICRAL1B, OCEANSAT2, LISAPATHFINDER, SAC-D, SWARM; several activities by Italian Space Agency, Italian MoD, EUCLID, EDA in the frame of SAR image recognition, multi-sensor data fusion.

Products & Services


Last update by Giancarlo Guida, Mon 14 Sep 2009