The 9th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2012) will be held from Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November 2012 in Amsterdam as part of the European Microwave Week 2012. 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, polarimetry, 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 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.
R01 Radar EM Phenomenology (RCS, clutter, propagation, sensing, etc.)
R02 Antenna Systems: Theory, Modelling and Measurements (common with EuMC)
R03 Phased Arrays (active/passive) and Related Circuits and Components (common with EuMC)
R04 Transmit/Receive Module Technology for Phased Arrays (common topic with EuMIC)
R05 Reconfigurable and Multifunction Radar Front-Ends
R06 Mixed Signal Radar Sub-Systems
R07 Digital Beam-Forming on Receive and Transmit
R08 Interferometry and Polarimetry
R09 Waveform Diversity and Information Coding
R10 Radar Data Processing for Target Tracking, Localization, Classification and ATR
R11 High Resolution Processing, Imaging
R12 SAR/MTI/STAP Processing and Techniques, incl. 3D
R13 Compressive Sensing and Sparse Representation
R14 UWB Systems
R15 Multi-Sensor Systems and Data Fusion
R16 Network, Passive and MIMO Radars
R17 Over-the-horizon Radars
R18 Imaging Radars
R19 CW Radars
R20 Multifunctional Systems: Communications, Radar, EW, Meteo and Positioning
R21 Radar System Performance Modelling and Simulation
R22 Airborne / Space-based Remote Sensing (common topic with EuMC)
R23 Surveillance Radar, Traffic Monitoring, Sense and Avoid
R24 Defence and Security Radar Applications
R25 Environmental Applications: Meteo, Remote Sensing, Ground Penetration, etc.
R26 Medical Imaging Radar
R27 Automotive Radar
R28 Industrial Applications
The conference is the ideal event to keep up to date with the latest achievements in the field of radar and to 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 by the EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee to the author(s) of the paper presenting the most significant advance in radar state of-the-art. The value of the EuMA Radar Prize 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 Technical Programme Committee of the EURAD and the EuMW Steering Committee will award two EURAD Young Engineers Prizes of €2,000 each to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding contribution at the EuMC. To be eligible, the candidates must: (a) be aged 30 or younger at the date of the award; (b) be the first author of the paper; (c) be the contribution presenter in an either podium or poster session. Furthermore, the first author must have a major contribution in the work reported (the respective information will be required upon paper submission). The number of co-authors of the paper is not limited. The winning papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.
Reduced registration fees are offered for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more. The European Microwave Association will also provide up to 5 student grants of €500 plus the reduced registration fee to EuRAD. Applicants for a Student Grant must be aged 30 or younger at the time of the European Microwave Week, be full time student (i.e. undergraduate or PhD student ) and they will be asked to provide a supervisor email. Applications should be sent to the EuRAD Secretary by June 15th 2012. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from Newly Independent States, Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grant is €500 plus free registration for the EuRAD. Applications should be sent to the EuRAD Secretary by June 15th 2012.
Francois Le Chevalier
Thales FR / TU Delft)