European Radar Conference 2017

11th – 13th October 2017


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The 14th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2017) will be held from 11th October to 13th October 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, in the framework of the European Microwave Week 2017. This Radar Conference is the major European event for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar technology, system design, and applications.

In the Radar Sub-systems and Modelling area, the conference focuses on radar EM modelling and characterisation, antenna design, simulation and measurements, active/passive phased arrays and transceiver technologies as well as reconfigurable sub-systems. Developments of techniques for radar simulation and system performance modelling are also included.

The Radar Signal Processing topic will gather the main recent innovative research contributions on digital beamforming, MIMO processing, interferometry, polarimetry, tomography, waveform diversity, tracking, target localisation, high-resolution radar signal processing techniques, and multi-dimensional imaging.

The Radar Architecture and Systems topic addresses the development of sensors from the classical designs such as CW, over-the-horizon, passive, noise and polarimetric radar, up to the most complex and sophisticated architectures, such as multifunctional systems, cognitive radar, bio-inspired radar and UWB systems.

The Radar Applications area covers various fields such as mm-wave and THz imaging, ground penetrating radar, surveillance, traffic control, automotive radars, defence and security, as well as other radar uses, related to medical, industrial, and system diagnostic applications. Special attention will be given to novel applications such as multistatic radar systems, passive radar, short range radar, bio-medical imaging, UAV radars, and millimetre-wave technology.

Conference Topics

RADAR Sub-systems and Modelling

R01 Radar EM Modelling: RCS, Clutter, Complex Media, Propagation, etc
R02(*) Antenna Systems: Theory, Modelling, Calibration and Measurements
R03(*) Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies
R04 Reconfigurable & Multifunction Radar Front-Ends, Mixed Signal Radar Sub-Systems
R05(*) Channel Emulation and Over-the-Air Testing

RADAR Signal Processing

R06 Digital Beam Forming, MIMO Processing, Waveform Diversity and Information Coding
R07 Interferometry, Polarimetry and Tomography
R08 Target Tracking, Localisation, Classification & ATR
R09 High Resolution Processing, Imaging, MTI/STAP/SAR Processing and Techniques
R10 Robust Multi-Dimensional Detection & Estimation Techniques, Compressive Sensing and Sparse Representations

RADAR Architectures and Systems

R11(*) Ultra-Wideband Technology and Systems
R12 Network, Passive and MIMO Radars, Multi-Sensor and Multi-Static Systems and Data Fusion
R13 Over-the-Horizon, Imaging and CW Radars, Innovative Radar Concepts
R14 Multifunctional Systems: Communications, Radar, Meteorology and Positioning
R15 Radar Simulation & System Performance Modelling
R16(*) System Technologies from RF to Terahertz

RADAR Applications

R17 Ground / Airborne / Space-based Radars, Millimetre-Wave and THz Imaging
R18 Defence and Security, Surveillance, Remote Traffic Monitoring, Sense and Avoid Applications
R19 Geophysical Parameter Estimation, Complex Media Characterisation, 2-D, 3-D and 3-D + T Imaging, Weather Radar
R20 Automotive Radar, Vehicular Applications, Traffic Radar
R21 Subsurface Imaging, Biomedical Imaging, Non-Destructive Testing, Ground Penetrating Radar and Near- Field Techniques
R22 Industrial Applications, Home & Building Applications

(*) common topic with EuMC

Conference Highlights

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.

EuMA Radar Prize

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. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

EuRAD Young Engineer Prize

The EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award a EuRAD Young Engineer Prize of € 2,000 to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding contribution at the EuRAD. To be eligible, candidates must (1) be under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) be the first author of the paper, and (3) be the contribution presenter in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have a major contribution in the work reported which must be described in an electronic statement signed by all authors of the paper (effectively co-authors state that their contribution was merely advisory). This statement has to include the date of birth of the first author and must be submitted together with the original submission. The number of co-authors of the paper is not limited. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

Reduced Fees and Special Grants

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 five student grants of € 500 and free EuRAD registration. Applicants for a student grant must be aged 30 or younger at the time of the European Microwave Week, be a full-time student, i.e., an undergraduate or a PhD student, and they will be asked to provide a supervisor’s written confirmation of their current student status. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from the Newly Independent States, from Russia, and from low income countries. The value of the grant is € 500 in addition to a free EuRAD registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW General Chairman by 26th May 2017.

14th EuRAD Team

Martin Vossiek
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

TPC Chair:
Nils Pohl
Ruhr University Bochum

Peter Knott
Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques



About EuMA

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]

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