European Radar Conference 2018

26th – 28th September 2018


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The 15th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2018) will be held from 26th September to 28th September 2018 in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of the European Microwave Week 2018. 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 Phenomenology area, the conference focuses on radar EM phenomenology modelling and characterisation, antenna design, simulation and measurements, active/passive phased arrays and transceiver technologies as well as reconfigurable sub-systems.

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, multi-dimensional imaging and compressive sensing.

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 systems, multifunctional systems, cognitive radar, bio-inspired radar, UWB systems and Millimetre-wave and THz radars. New tools for radar simulation and system performance modelling are also included.

The Radar Applications area covers various fields such as ground/space radar, remote sensing, 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, Remote Piloted Aircraft radars, and millimetre-wave technology or any other new emerging radar application.

Conference Topics

RADAR Sub-systems and Phenomenology

R1 Radar EM Phenomenology: RCS, clutter, complex media, propagation, modelling, channel emulation and over-the-air testing, etc.
R2 Antenna Design and Characterization (*)
R3 Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies (*)
R4 Reconfigurable & Multifunction Radar Front-Ends, Mixed Signal Radar Sub-Systems

RADAR Signal and Data Processing

R5 Digital Beam-Forming, MIMO Processing, Waveform Diversity and Information Coding
R6 Interferometry, Polarimetry and Tomography
R7 Target Tracking, Localization, Classification & Automatic Target Recognition
R8 High Resolution Processing, Imaging, MTI/STAP/SAR Processing and Techniques
R9 Robust Multi-Dimensional Detection & Estimation Techniques, Compressive Sensing and Sparse Representations

RADAR Architectures and Systems

R10 UWB Radars, Short Range Radar, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Radars, Imaging and CW Radars
R11 Network, Passive and MIMO Radars, Multi-Sensor and Multi-Static Systems, Data Fusion
R12 Innovative Radar Concepts, Over-the-horizon, Cognitive Radar and Bio-inspired Radar
R13 Multifunctional Systems: Communications, Radar, Meteorology and Positioning
R14 Millimetre-wave, THz Technology and Systems (*)
R15 Radar Simulation & System Performance Modelling

RADAR Applications

R16 Ground / Airborne / Space-based Radars, Remote Sensing
R17 Defence and Security, Surveillance, Tra c Monitoring, Sense and Avoid Applications, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Detection
R18 Ground Penetrating Radar, Foliage Penetrating Radar, Radar Detection of Landmines and Improvised Explosive Detector
R19 Automotive Radar
R20 Biomedical Imaging
R21 System Diagnostic, Near-Field Characterization, Non-Destructive Testing and Industrial Applications
R22 Millimetre-Wave and THz Imaging, 2-D, 3-D and 3-D + T Imaging
R23 Emerging Radar 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 Chair by 1st June 2018.

15th EuRAD Team

Mateo Burgos García
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Gonzalo de Miguel
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

TPC Chair:
Manuel Rosa Zurera
Universidad de Alcalá

TPC Co-Chair:
Pilar Jarabo Amores
Universidad de Alcalá



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