RadarCon 2012 : IEEE Radar Conference
Call For Papers
For a field that was declared ‘mature’ about 40 years ago, we’ve certainly come a long way. Techniques and applications for effective utilization of radars for space exploration, ever more sophisticated and effective military systems, and commercial, environmental, and counter-terrorism applications seem to be pouring out of the woodwork of industrial, governmental, and academic institutions.
From the exploration of our solar system and persistent monitoring of our planet – for both environmental and defense purposes – to the rapid evolution of radar’s traditional roles in surveillance, tracking and targeting for military applications; and on to emerging applications such as airborne persistent surveillance, the accelerating pace of implemented automotive radar techniques, the screening of individuals and structures to detect potential threats, and the detection of buried pipelines, living survivors, and mines, this ‘mature’ field appears to be on the threshold of becoming ubiquitous around the world and in many aspects of military, industrial, and commercial developments. Hence, the theme for this year’s Radar Conference is “Ubiquitous Radar”.
Potential contributors are encouraged to submit their innovations and findings in any and all areas of radar and its applications. The list below is meant as a guideline for characterizing your submission. Individuals are encouraged to propose ‘special sessions’ in areas in which they believe we can put together a rich set of synergistic papers.
Welcome to the future!
Note on Special Papers
Special awards will be give to best paper fitting the conference theme, special topics areas, and to student papers.
Radarcon 2012 Topic Areas
Phenomenology & Target & Clutter Modeling
Target signature characterization for low and high resolution systems
Clutter, background and interference modeling and characterization
Propagation effects (refraction, diffraction, attenuation, etc)
Nonlinear propagation effects in inhomogeneous materials
Innovative System Designs and Applications
Newly Fielded Systems
Cost reduction technologies
Non-military applications (auto radar, disaster rescue (through walls/rubble), all-weather imaging, etc)
Ground Penetrating Radar
Digital Beam Forming
Shared Aperture Systems
Digital and RF (GaN, HV Gas, SiGe, GaAs)
Micro Electronic Mechanical Switches (MEMs)
MMW Antennas, Transmitters, and Passive Components
MMIC Design and Applications
SAR / ISAR / IFSAR Systems, Techniques, Processing, & Applications
Wide Area Surveillance
Detection, Tracking, and Identification
Surveillance in the Presence of Extremely High Clutter
Tomographic Techniques and Applications
Spectral Estimation Techniques and Applications
Antenna Technologies & Techniques
Tunable and Reconfigurable RF Circuits
Antennas for MIMO Applications
Integrated Transceiver Design, Fabrications, and Applications
Signal & Data Processing (Theory, Architectures, & Applications)
Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) modular designs – time of day control systems, packaging standards
Noise Radar Technology
Bi- and Multi-Static Systems, Techniques, and Results
Medical and Biometric Applications
Ubiquitous Sensing and Public Policy