The 8th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2011) will be held from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th October 2011 in Manchester, UK, as part of the European Microwave Week 2011. This Radar Conference is the major European forum for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar technology, system design, and applications.
In the radar sub-systems and phenomenology topic area, the conference is focused on effects, modelling and measurements of electromagnetic phenomenology (such as RCS, clutter, propagation, sensing fundamentals, distributed sensing etc.); antennas; phased arrays; Transmit/Receive module technology; mixed-signal subsystems and reconfigurable radar front-ends.
The radar signal processing topic covers digital beam-forming, interferometry, poliarimetry, waveform diversity and data & signal processing for target tracking, localization, high resolution, imaging including Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Moving Target Indication (MTI).
The radar architectures and systems topic addresses radar systems such as over-the-horizon, imaging and CW. It includes radar system performance modelling as well as emerging technology enabled systems such as like ultra wide band (UWB), multi-sensor, multifunctional, network and MIMO radars. Surveillance, defence and security, environmental, remote sensing applications (including weather radar and SAR), medical imaging, marine and automotive radar are covered in the radar applications area.
In addition to scientific papers, typically from academia and research institutes, contributions are encouraged on industrial developments, covering the various applicative fields such as environmental, traffic control, automotive, homeland security and defence.
Posters may, on request, be presented in standard paper form or as part of an interactive poster session. This Interactive session may be particularly welcome for presentations from industrial experts, as during the IPS authors can present real-time operation of developed hardware/software or demonstrate movies (or slideshows) showing operation of real systems. Desks/tables and 220V electric power will be provided; any other required equipment must be supplied by the presenter. This IPS will be combined with the regular EuMC-EuRAD joint poster session.
R01 Radar EM phenomenology (RCS, clutter, propagation, sensing, distributed sensing, etc.)
R02 Radar antenna systems, modelling and measurements (common topic with EuMC)
R03 Phased arrays and related circuits and components (common topic with EuMC)
R04 Transmit/Receive Module Technology (common topic with EuMIC)
R05 Reconfigurable radar front-ends
R06 Mixed signal radar sub-systems
R07 Digital Beam-Forming
R08 Interferometry and Polarimetry
R09 Waveform Diversity and information coding
R10 Radar Data Processing for Target Tracking, Localization, Classification
R11 High Resolution Processing, Imaging and ATR
R12 SAR processing and techniques
R13 MTI processing and techniques
R14 UWB Systems
R15 Multi-Sensor Systems and Data Fusion
R16 Network and MIMO Radars
R17 Over-the-horizon radars
R18 Imaging radars
R19 CW Radars
R20 Multifunctional systems: communications, radar and positioning
R21 Radar system performance modelling and simulation
R22 Airborne / Space based Remote Sensing
R23 Surveillance Radar, Traffic Monitoring, Sense and Avoid
R24 Defence and Security Radar applications
R25 Environmental applications of radar
R26 Medical imaging radar
R27 Automotive radar
The conference is the ideal event to keep up to date with the latest achievements in the field and interact with international experts from industry and academia. The conference brings together researchers and radar developers from all over the world to stimulate development of new products and services. International experts will present keynote papers on topics of current importance and on the latest advances. Tailored Short Courses and Workshops will complement the programme.
The EuMA Radar Prize is awarded annually to the author(s) who submitted and presented the paper that best advances the stateof-the-art in radar at the European Radar Conference, held during European Microwave Week, in the opinion of the EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee. The value of the EuMA Radar Prize, sponsored by Raytheon, is €3,000.
Eligible candidates for the EuMA Radar Prize are the author(s) of a paper accepted for inclusion in the programme of EuRAD, published in the Conference Proceedings and presented during the conference in either an oral or poster session.
The EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the Young Engineer Prize of €2,000 to a young engineer or researcher who has presented an outstanding paper at the EuRAD conference. To be eligible, candidates must (1) be under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) be the first author of the paper, (3) be the presenter of the paper in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have a major contribution in the work reported; the date of birth of the first author must be given and the major contribution must be described in an electronic statement signed by all other authors of the paper, and this statement must be submitted together with the original submission. There is no limit on the number of coauthors on a paper. The successful applicant may use part of the prize to fund attendance at the following year's European Radar conference. The EuRAD Young Engineer Prize is sponsored by Raytheon.
Reduced fees are implemented for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more. The European Microwave Association will also provide up to four student grants consisting of €500 plus the reduced registration fee for EuRAD. Applications should be sent to the EuRAD Chairman by June 1st 2011. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from NIS countries, Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grants is €500 plus the reduced registration fee for EuRAD. Applications should be sent to the EuRAD Chairman by June 1st 2011.
Prof. Anthony Brown
Dr Stephen Harman