Alberto Moreira

Alberto Moreira
Alberto Moreira
Associated organizations
German Aerospace Center
Fields of study
IEEE Fred Nathanson Memorial Award


Alberto Moreira is a leader in the field of imaging radar technology and application. He is Director of the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, and a Professor, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

He has developed new algorithms in high-resolution radar processing, image formation and interferometric techniques but his major accomplishment has been the development of innovative synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system concepts with polarimetric and interferometric capabilities. Prof. Moreira also pioneered research on associated techniques like radar tomography, digital beamforming and advanced imaging modes and developed an innovative, forward-looking radar system for enhanced vision. Prof. Moreira’s research has been used extensively by the German and European Space programs, and he has managed many European Space Agency studies.

He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the IEEE Fred Nathanson Memorial Award for the “Young Engineer of the Year” and the NASA certificate for outstanding contribution to the success the Shuttle imaging radar mission SIR-C/X-SAR.