European Radar Conference 2019

2nd – 4th October 2019


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The 16th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2019) will be held from 2nd to 4th October 2019 in Paris, France, in the framework of the European Microwave Week 2019. 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.

In the Radar Sub-systems and Phenomenology area, the conference focuses on radar EM phenomenology modelling and characterization, antenna design (simulation and measurements) with last innovations on antenna characterization, active/passive phased arrays and transceiver technologies as well as reconfi gurable front-ends and sub-systems.

The Radar Signal Processing topic intends to collect the main recent innovative research contributions on digital beamforming, MIMO processing, interferometry, polarimetry, tomography, waveform diversity, tracking and target localization, high-resolution radar signal processing techniques, robust multi-dimensional 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 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 remotely piloted aircraft radar, multisensor and multifunctional systems, UWB systems and millimetre-wave and THz radars. We expect new tools for radar simulation and system performance modelling as much as new trends on cognitive, bio-inspired and software defined radars.

The Radar Applications area covers various fields such as ground/ space radar, remote sensing, subsurface and 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 and near-field radars, bio-medical imaging, millimetre-wave and THz technology or any other new emerging radar application.

Conference Topics

RADAR Sub-systems and Phenomenology

R01 Phenomenology and Modelling: RCS, clutter, complex media, propagation, modelling, channel emulation and over-the-air testing, foliage and ground penetration, method of geophysical parameter estimation, radar polarimetry
R02 Antenna Design and Characterization (*): Reconfigurable antennas, multi-polarization, antenna with digital beamforming, antenna's characterization in its environment, system diagnostic, near-field characterization
R03 Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies (*): Array design, feed and distribution network, phase shifters and delay lines, receive and transmit arrays, active and passive retrodirective arrays, integration and packaging
R04 Radar Front-Ends: Reconfigurable & multifunction front ends, mixed signal radar sub-systems, advanced receiver design

RADAR Signal and Data Processing

R05 Beam-Forming, Signal Generation and Reception: Digital beam-forming, MIMO detection, MIMO processing
R06 Tracking, Localisation and Classification: Target tracking, localisation, classification, automatic target recognition, machine learning, data fusion in MIMO Systems
R07 Imaging Techniques: High resolution processing, 1D, 2D and 3D target imaging, MTI/STAP/SAR processing and techniques, tomography, polarimetry, interferometry
R08 Robust Detection and Compressive Sensing: Robust and multi-dimensional detection, robust estimation techniques, compressive sensing, sparse representations

RADAR Architectures and Systems

R09 Ultra-Wide Band Technology and Systems (*): Ultrawideband sensing, localisation and communication techniques and applications, imaging and spectroscopy, system implementation, performance evaluation, Ultrawideband radar
R10 Large and Short-Range Detection Systems: Short range radar, over the horizon, imaging and CW radars, pulsed radar, synthetic aperture radar, remotely piloted aircraft radars, ground/airborne/maritime/space-based radars, pulse-doppler
R11 Multi-Sensor Architectures and Systems: Network, passive and MIMO radars, multi-sensor and multi-static systems, data fusion, cooperative radar
R12 Innovative Radar Concepts: Over-the-horizon, cognitive radar and bio-inspired radar, software defined radar
R13 Multifunctional RF Radar: Communications and radar, meteorology and Positioning, SAR, brownout/whiteout conditions, collision avoidance with other platforms and obstacles, terrain following and ground mapping, weather avoidance
R14 Millimetre-wave, THz Technology and Systems (*): Wideband and ultra-wideband systems, frequency allocation and re-allocation, radar architecture, antennas, radar front-ends
R15 Simulation and Modelling: Radar Simulation, system performance estimation, radar modelling in an operational environment, waveform diversity and information coding

RADAR Applications

R16 Defence and Security: Air and surface surveillance, fi re control and multi-function capabilities, electronic surveillance, defence & attack and its impact on radar, remotely piloted aircraft detection, homeland security, drone detection radar, mw and THz Imaging, crowd monitoring
R17 Subsurface Applications and Near Field Techniques: Ground penetrating radar, foliage penetrating radar, radar detection of landmines and improvised explosive detector, biomedical imaging
R18 Automotive Radar: Remote traffic monitoring, anti-collision, autonomous driving, sense and avoid
R19 Industrial Applications and Emerging Radar Application: Non-destructive testing, radar for agricultural product, near-field imaging, evanescent sensors, home and building application
R20 Geophysical Parameter Estimation: Complex media characterization, 2-D, 3-D and 3-D + T imaging, weather radar, remote sensing

(*) 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 €750 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 €750 in addition to a free EuRAD registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW General Chair by 1st June 2019.

16th EuRAD Team

Philippe Eudeline
Thales Air Systems

Claire Migliaccio
Université Côte d’Azur

TPC Chair:
Jean-Yves Dauvignac
Université Côte d’Azur

TPC Co-Chair:
Stéphane Méric
INSA de Rennes



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