Focused session proposals (Chair persons, title, short description) should be sent to
prof. Kulpa till 1.10.2017.


Focused session:
„Sensor Data Fusion and Target Tracking”

Focus area overview

Target tracking and sensor fusion are the algorithmic means to infer higher level information from radar detections. They can be applied to mitigate false alarms, non-detections, noise-driven measurement errors, but they also address inference on situation level such as data association, ghost mitigation, and track extraction. Despite the fact that object tracking is still being improved by various research groups, data fusion for radar processing has conquered many applications beyond that. This session will focus on solutions to infer high quality information from single or multiple radar sensors.

Session chair/organizer:

Felix Govaers,
Dipl.-Math, Dr. rer. nat.,
Dept. Sensor Data and Information Fusion,
Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics FKIE,
felix.govaers@fkie.fraunhofer.de


Focused session:
„Passive radars on moving platforms”

Focus area overview

Passive radars have gained increasing interest in the radar community over the last decade, due to their advantages in both military and civilian contexts. The increased understanding in passive radars together with the progress in miniaturized and powerful hardware components opened the way towards new potential applications. Among them, the possibility to operate passive radar systems on moving platforms such as small boats/ light aircrafts/ UAVs is definitely one of the most interesting. In fact, the implementation of classical airborne/shipborne radar applications such as GMTI, MMTI, SAR could be performed benefiting from the intrisic advantage of a passive radar. This session will focus on the challenges as well as on the most recent results in the field.

Session chair/organizer:

Diego Cristallini,
Dr.-Ing..,
Dept. Passive Radar and Anti-Jamming Techniques (PSR),
Fraunhofer FHR,
diego.cristallini@fhr.fraunhofer.de


Focused session:
„Fully Adaptive & Cogntive Radar Systems”

Focus area overview

Fully adaptive and cogntive approaches to radar engineering offer exciting opportunities to improve radar performance and enable the use of radars in unconventional situations. Just as these approaches may be thought of a disruptive to radar engineering, they also provide a chance for radar to again become the disruptive technology it was in the 1930s. This session will explore current research into: radars with highly adaptive operating parameters; radar architectures inspired by human & animal cognition; and the use of deep learning approaches to radar signal processing.

Session chair/organizer:

Dr Graeme E. Smith ,
The ElectroScience Lab,
The Ohio State University,
Smith.8347@osu.edu


Focused session:
„EM Effects of Wind Turbines and Wind Farms”

Focus area overview

During the last years, research in electromagnetic scattering of wind turbines turned out to be a „hot topic”, which many researchers are interested in. The increasing use of wind turbines as an alternative, renewable energy source is the motivation for studying possible interference effects against sensitive radar systems, such as weather radars, airport surveillance radars, or military radars, as well as developing solutions for mitigating such undesirable effects.

Preliminary plan of session

  1.  TBD  – Influence of Off-shore WT on Coastal Surveillance Radar
  2. A. Yarovoy (TU Delft) – Novel models of scattering from WT
  3. Laith Danoon (University of Manchester) – Reducing the effect of offshore wind farms on the REWS CFAR detection threshold
  4. C. Wasserzier (Fraunhofer FHR) – Implementation of a dedicated ornithological radar demonstrator in Ku-Band
  5. Seif Ben Hassine, Alexandre Chabory, Rémi Douvenot, Christophe Morlaas (ENAC, France) – A propagation model including the receiver and scene dynamic effects to assess the impact of windfarms on VOR systems

We encourage proposing more papers – please contact the session organizers

Session chair/organizer:

Dr.-Ing. Frank Weinmann,
Head of Department Antenna Technology and Electromagnetic Modelling AEM,
Teamleader Electromagnetic Modelling,

Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR,
frank.weinmann@fhr.fraunhofer.de

Dr. Laith Danoon,

Microwave and Communication Systems (MACS) Group,

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
The University of Manchester
Laith.Rashid@manchester.ac.uk


 

Focused session:
„Emerging Terahertz Techniques”

Focus area overview

This Focused Session targets modern, emerging technologies that help bringing together optical and microwave achievements. Three main issues that will be addressed during the Session are: components, sensors and characterization methods.
They cover a wide range of novel subjects ranging from the physcial principles to practical applications with demonstration of major advantages over those already applied. This will allow the attendants to better understand all the aspects of the newly developed (sub-)terahertz systems that are designed to facilitate our daily work.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Yevhen Yashchyshyn,

Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology
E.Jaszczyszyn@ire.pw.edu.pl


Focused session:
„SAR technology”

Focus area overview

Recent advances in SAR technology, new SAR applications and new ideas in this area are the subject of this session.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Dr. Hui Wang

Millimeter Wave Microwave Imaging Laboratory
Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology

huiwang@ciss2018.org

Prof. Dr. Hui Wang is an expert in SAR system design and signal processing. She received her doctor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008. She worked as a researcher at Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS). And now she held the positions as director of Millimeter Wave Microwave Imaging Laboratory, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. Prof. Dr. Wang is the reviewer of IEEE GRSL, TAP and EAS.  She is the member of the ninth Editorial Board of Shanghai Aerospace and the undergraduate enterprise guide of Shanghai JiaoTong University. She is also an IEEE member, IEEE GRSS member, and the vice president of IEEE GRSS Shanghai branch. Prof. Dr. Wang is the chairman of the IEEE CISS 2018.

In the new field of millimeter wave microwave imaging and remote sensing, she proposed the research direction of spaceborne millimeter wave FMCW SAR firstly in China. She has undertaken a number of research projects in spaceborne/airborne millimeter wave SAR domain, and a great deal of research work has been done and extensive experience has been gathered. Her research directions focus on system design and signal processing of millimeter wave FMCW SAR, Video SAR, InSAR and HRWS spaceborne SAR technology based on DBF.


Focused session:
„RFID Systems”

Focus area overview

The radiofrequency identification (RFID) systems are currently widely used for identification of arbitrary objects, animals as well as people in industry (production process monitoring), logistics (acceleration of storing procedures), commerce (antitheft feature), health care (elimination of patient confusions), inventorying (e.g. books in libraries), public sport events with mass attendance of competitors, and entertainment industry. Despite the fact that RFID is already widespread its novel applications, technology improvements and innovations, i.e. integration with sensors of physical quantities, shifting to mm-wave and event THz bands, development of chipless transponders, are still emerging. RFID is also expected to have an important role in the internet of things, and wearable device technologies. Another opportunity for its further spreading is in commerce, which consists in optical barcode replacement by the RFID transponders (tags). The advantage of the RF and mm-wave tags consist in the possibility to be read without necessity of clear line of sight, which is essential for reaching higher level of automation. This session will present contributions from challenging fields of RFID technology and applications.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Dr. Jan Macháč

Department of Electromagnetic Field, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
Czech Technical University in Prague
Technicka 2
16627 Prague 6
Czech Republic

machac@fel.cvut.cz

Assoc Prof. Milan Polívka, PhD.

Department of Electromagnetic Field, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
Czech Technical University in Prague
Technicka 2
16627 Prague 6
Czech Republic

polivka@fel.cvut.cz