European Radar Conference 2020

13th – 15th January 2021


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The 17th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2020) will be held from 13 - 15 January in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This Radar Conference is the major European event for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar research, technology, system design and applications. The EuRAD conference will bring together a global network of researchers and institutes working on topics related to the following four focus areas:

The Radar Sub-systems and Phenomenology topics comprise radar electromagnetic phenomenology modelling and characterisation, antenna design (simulation and measurements) with main innovations on antenna characterisation, active/ passive phased arrays and transceiver technologies as well as reconfigurable front-ends and sub-systems.

The Radar Signal and Data Processing topics aim at collecting innovative research contributions on digital beamforming, MIMO processing, interferometry, polarimetry, tomography, waveform diversity, tracking and target localisation, high-resolution radar signal processing techniques, classification, robust multidimensional signal processing techniques and compressive sensing. A specific focus is also expected on the use of machine learning and deep learning for radar application.

The Radar Architecture and Systems topics address the latest 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 remotely piloted aircraft radar, multi-sensor and multifunctional systems, UWB systems and millimetre-wave and THz radars. New tools for radar simulation and system performance modelling, model based design, as well as new trends on cognitive, bio-inspired and software defined radars are encompassed.

The Radar Applications topics encompass various domains such as automotive radars, defence and security, ground/space radar, remote sensing, subsurface and ground penetrating radar, surveillance, traffic control, as well as other radar uses related to medical, industrial and system diagnostic applications. Novel applications spanning from multistatic radar systems, passive radar, short range and near-field radars, bio-medical imaging, millimetre-wave and THz technology or any other new emerging radar application are also included. A transversal focus is also expected on re-emerging electronic surveillance, attack, and defence for radar applications also in connection with the Internet-of-Things.

Conference Topics

RADAR Sub-systems and Phenomenology

R01 Phenomenology and Modelling
R02 Radar Antenna Design and Characterisation
R03 Radar Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies
R04 Radar Front-Ends

RADAR Signal and Data Processing

R05 Beam-Forming, MIMO and Exploiting Diversity
R06 Imaging Techniques
R07 Tracking, Localisation and Classification
R08 Robust Detection, Compressive Sensing and Information Extraction

RADAR Architectures and Systems

R09 Radar Ultra-Wideband Technology and Systems
R10 Large and Short Range Radar Systems
R11 Multi-Sensor Architectures and Systems
R12 Innovative Radar Concepts
R13 Multifunctional Radar
R14 Radar Millimetre-Wave, THz Technology and Systems
R15 System Simulation and Modelling

RADAR Applications

R16 Defence and Security
R17 Electronic Surveillance, Defence and Attack
R18 Subsurface Applications and Near-Field Techniques
R19 Automotive Applications
R20 Industrial Applications and Emerging Radar Applications
R21 Geophysical Parameter Estimation

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, radar designers and developers from all over the world to stimulate development of new trends, 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 EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMA Radar Prize of €3,000 to the author(s) of the best paper at the 17th European Radar Conference. 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 Technical Programme Committee of the EuRAD and the EuMW Steering Committee will award a EuRAD Young Engineers Prize of €2,000 to a young engineer or researcher whom has presented an outstanding paper at the European Radar 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 and (3) be the contribution presenter in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have made a major contribution to the work reported which must be described in an electronic statement signed by all authors of the paper (effectively coauthors 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, senior persons aged 65 years or more as well as military personnel (with proof of affiliation). The European Microwave Association will also provide up to five student grants of €750 with 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, graduate or a Ph.D. 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 lowincome countries. The value of the grant is €750 in addition to a free EuRAD registration. Applications should be sent to the Grants Chair ( by 22 May 2020.

17th EuRAD Team

Mayazzurra Ruggiano
Thales Nederland BV

TPC Chair:
Jacco de Wit



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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