Notification of acceptance was sent on April 15th See below the instructions for final paper submission and presentation guidelines
Final paper instructions
Deadline for final papers submission : May 30th 2019
Only electronic submission is possible for the final submission, according to the instructions given below.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.
1/ WRITING THE PAPER
Use RADAR 2019 word template or Latex Template instructions is mandatory and only final paper following the instructions provided below and in the template will be considered.
Paper template: Do not change font or font-size or leading (line spacing). Keep the size of the page to A4 (21 cm x 29.70 cm)
Paper title: KEEP SAME TITLE AS GIVEN IN YOUR ABSTRACT.
Author’s identification: include affiliations of all authors, and full address including e-mail of the corresponding author.
Length: Maximum 6 pages (including figures) . DO NOT number your pages.
Special characters: when inserting special characters in text use Insert Symbol (avoid code-numbers for the symbols).
Figures: Insert the figures and/or the tables in the text as ‘picture’. File-format of figures should be Jpg (300-600 dpi) or Tiff (up to 1200 dpi).
Download the word final paper template
Download the LaTex template
or go to https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html
2/ BEFORE CREATING A PDF
Add the appropriate copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document.
Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision
3/ CONVERT YOU PAPER IN .PDF FORMAT
Authors must use the IEEE PDF eXpress system https://www.pdf-express.org/ to either convert their final paper into compatible PDFs or to submit their own PDFs for compatibility testing.
First-time users should do the following:
An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying. Your account setup.
Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.
4/ NOW SUBMIT YOUR ELECTRONIC FINAL PAPER
You must use the SAME login and password you entered when you submitted your abstract.
Once you have your paper in .pdf format, your login and password ready you can start to submit your final paper on https://app.oxfordabstracts.com
5/ RADAR 2019 COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT:
RADAR 2019 have choosen the Electronic Copyright Form for the autors. The authors who have submitter the abstract have received a link, a login and apassword from IEEE on May 6th to access the eletrocic copyright form. This new system makes the organizers, IEEE and the authors save a lot of time.
After submitting your final paper on Oxford go to the IEEE eCF link to valid your copyright.
Oral and poster presentation guidelines
Each accepted paper has been allocated 20 minutes for presentation, this includes time for questions (15 mn+5mn), and this time allocation must not be exceeded.
To make the most of the presentation time, you might find the following guidelines helpful:
It is imperative that you do not exceed your time allocation
For RADAR 2019 we will only permit the use of PowerPoint and .pdf presentations.
Submitting your PowerPoint slides
There is no need to email your slides to the conference organisers in advance.
Slides must be handed up at your arrival when withdrawing your badge at the registration desk. Technicians and staff will help you pre-loaded your presentation onto the computers located in the preview room. They will display the slides to the correct conference rooms.
When saving your presentation please save it using your Programme Number, which may be found in the conference programme, followed by the presenting author’s surname. eg: 777_Lastname
The organizers cannot be held responsible if authors arrive at the time of presentation with an incompatible presentation.
Useful Presentation Tips
DO NOT PUT TOO MUCH INFORMATION ON YOUR SLIDE:
• A maximum of six or seven lines including the title (not more than 20 words).
• Avoid abbreviations, mathematics and tables of results (graphs or histograms are much better).
• Lettering should be lowercase, medium or bold and at least Arial 22 point
• Keep diagrams as simple as possible
• Company logos, if used, should be of a modest size
• NEVER USE – computer printouts, photocopied pages of books or hand-drawn transparencies
The working language of the Conference is English and will be used for all presentations and discussions.
Set-up and discussion times
The Poster Session will take place in the exhibition area, located closed to the coffee breaks. Each poster presentation will be allocated a board in the posters area according to their poster number.
Each Poster display will remain in situ for the session. You are therefore requested to set up your display at least 1h before the poster session begins Your Display
In addition to your written paper included in the Conference publication, the poster session is your opportunity to present your work directly to other delegates and to discuss it with them. It is a particularly useful format for small group discussion and debate. The display should therefore be visually appealing and should contain the essence of your paper in a form that is easy to understand.
Your display should consist chiefly of keywords, diagrams, photographs, etc. Colour photographs are particularly attractive in a poster display. Diagrams and graphs should have clear captions. All lettering should be easy to read. Handwritten text or diagrams are not recommended. All graphs and diagrams should be drawn with thick lines. Use colour to emphasise important features.
The poster display is important. You are recommended to take as much trouble with it as you did in preparing your written paper.
You should clearly display your contact details to allow delegates to follow up any discussion.
One board, 1.00 m wide x 2.50 m high, (Portrait format) will be assigned for each paper.
Each poster will have an identification number corresponding to the one in the programme.
No equipment display will be allowed in the poster area.
THE POSTERS SHOULD BE LEGIBLE FROM A DISTANCE OF 2 METRES.
Authors must arrive with their posters as the organizers will not print any poster on site. At the end of the session posters must be removed by its author. Any left poster will be through away by the organizers.
The organizers will not be sending back posters by postmail
RADAR 2019 General Chair
On behalf of the Organizing and Technical Committees, it is a great pleasure to invite you to consider your participation in the upcoming 2019 International Conference on RADAR Systems at Toulon (France). The submission process and call for papers are now ready.
The conference will take place at Toulon Neptune Palais. Located on the French Riviera, Toulon is an important centre for naval construction and aeronautical equipment, hosting the major naval centre on France’s Mediterranean coast, also home of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
Arriving in Toulon for the first time, the RADAR International Conference will give strong opportunities for présentations, exchanges and vibrant interactions among the scientific and industrial communities looking after maritime involved in safety and security, monitoring of the sea environment, coastal surveillance. These aspects will complete the use of radar for air surveillance and support the conference motto “Sensing from sea to Space”
Do not miss the the event and circle the 23 – 27 September 2019 on your calendar!
FRANÇOIS LE CHEVALIER
Organizing Committee Chair
TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
9:00 – 9:30 : Artificial Intelligence in Radars – David Sadek (Thales)
Plenary Session – Special Keynotes
10:30 – 11:00 Scatterometry from space: Seas of radar opportunities – A. Stoffelen( KNMI); B. Chapron (IFREMER)
Session 1 – AI techniques applied to radar Classification (1)
Session 2 – Non conventional SAR Imaging systems
Session 3 – Low Frequency Radars
65 – Human Activity Classification with Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
130 – A Cognitive Maritime SAR Concept for High Altitude Platforms
169 – Key factors for the design of GAX000 radar, a new generation of UHF Early Warning Radar
108 – Material Classification using 60-GHz Radar and Deep Convolutional Neural Network
56 – A Refocusing Method for Ground Moving Target in Circular SAR
319 – Factorized Geometrical Autofocus at UHF-band
116 – Deep Convolutional Neural Network Classifier of Pulse Repetition Interval Modulations
246 – Feature-Based Method for Automatic detection of oil spills from non-dedicated airborne SAR imagery
230 – An OTH Plimsoll line ? Remote measurement of ship loading with HF Radar
170 – SAR Specific Noise Based Data Augmentation for Deep Learning
280 – Wavelength-resolution SAR Change Detection with Changing Flight Heading During Passes
294 – The multistatic oceanographic HF radar network in Toulon
311 – SAR Target Recognition Based on Residual Attention Deep Learning
296 – ONERA Campaign in south Greenland for imaging of snow / ice subsurface features from airborne SAR
209 – HF Radar antenna near field assessment using a UAV
Radar and electronic warfare Innovation Program of French MoD
SAR campaign and data exploitation to detect A380 engine fragments buried into Greenland icecap
Hubert Cantalloube (ONERA)
Overview of Research and Development Activities
16:10 – 16:40
37 – Coding & Statistical Characterization of Radar Signal Fluctuations for Machine Learning
110 – Addressing the Terrain Topography in Distributed SAR Imaging
75 – Wideband Direction of Arrival Estimation using Monopulse in Rotman Lens Beamspace
82 – Gaussian Mixture Model-Tensor Recurrent Neural Network for HRRP Target Recognition
55 – Spaceborne Interferometric Imaging Radar Altimeter Simulator for Measurement of Global Oceanic Topography
158 – Discrete Scanning Low Energy-Time Product Linear Frequency Diverse Array Radar
102 – Coastal Radar Target Recognition Based On Kinematic Data (AIS) With Machine Learning
20 – A Modified Three-Stage Method For Polarimetric SAR Interferometry
240 – Micro-Doppler Signature Extraction with Multibeam Radar
104 – Robust Variant Target Recognition Based on Structured Sparse Representation for Radar HRRP Data
Penghui Wang, Yiran Meng, Wenqiang Zhu, Xiaolong Song, Jun Ding, Hongwei Liu
213 – Passive Bistatic Sea Clutter Statistics from a Ku-band Spaceborne Illuminator
261 – DRAGON: Adaptive RF Seekers based on 3D Conformal Antennas
151 – Non-Supervised High Resolution Doppler Machine Learning for Pathological Radar Clutter
234 – Methodology for estimating clutter limited geosynchronous synthetic aperture radar performance
269 – Antenna Array Pattern Synthesis via the Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy
19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION IN EXHIBITION AREA
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
30 – Concept of Distributed Radar System for mini-UAV Detection in Dense Urban Environment
32 – Multiple-Beam IRCI-Free MIMO SAR
257 – Packet-based FMCW Radar using CSMA Technique to Avoid Narrowband Interefrence
123 – Omega360: an innovative radar for detection and tracking of small drones
50 – Airborne MIMO investigation for STAP-GMTI applications
208 – Prototype Development and Experimental Performance Evaluation of FMCW Radar Using Iterative Interference Suppression Technique
174 – Detection and tracking of UAVs using interferometric radar
92 – Location Estimation Accuracy of Augmented Arrays for Millimeter-Wave FMCW-MIMO Radar
63 – Forward Scanning Automotive SAR with Moving Targets
221 – Practical Investigation of a MIMO Radar System for Small Drones Detection
113 – MIMO Radar for Cognitive Robot Platform Control and Navigation
245 – 3D Images of Elevated Automotive Radar Targets at 300GHz
237 – RCS Measurements and ISAR Images of Fixed-wing UAV for Fully Polarimetric Radar
216 – A New Space-Time Coding Scheme For MIMO-SAR With Time-Variant Channel Effects Mitigation
313 – Cooperative Automotive RADAR System For Inter-RADAR Interference Avoidance
Session 12 – Radar systems
253 – Estimation of drone micro-Doppler signatures via Track-Before-Detect in array radars
68 – Towards Adaptive MIMO Radar – ReceiverProcessing for Orthogonally Coded FMCWWaveforms
114 – Sethi : Review Of 10 Years Of Development And Experimentation Of The Remote Sensing Platform
156 – Dictionary Learning for Radar Classification of Multiple Micro-Drones
163 – Robust Orthogonal Matching Pursuit Detector – Applications to off-grid target issues in MIMO Radar
142 – Design, Development and First Experimental Results of A Multi-antenna, Multi-beam, Multi-frequency Passive Radar System
188 – Effective Ground-Truthing of Supervised Machine Learning for Drone Classification
225 – Compensation of Mutual Coupling Effects for Co-located MIMO Radar Applications via Waveform Design
249 – Naval and Land Based MFR
150 – Target Detection and Classification of Small Drones by Deep Learning on Radar Micro-Doppler
276 – Robust Moving Target Detection for Distributed MIMO Radar in Non-Homogeneous Clutter
295 – Photonics-based high purity microwave oscillators at 10 GHz
291 – Automatic Radar Target Classification – A New Method Having Special Regard to Drones
312 – Doppler Ambiguity Resolution for Binary-Phase-Modulated MIMO FMCW Radars
175 – Electromagnetic Modelling of a 2D Transmit Array for Polar Over-the-Horizon Radar
Session 13 – Radar advanced Technologies
29 – Circular Imaging and Phase Error Correction of 300GHz Radar Data
42 – Imitating Radar Operator Decisions for Maritime Surveillance Missions Using Bayesian Networks
197 – OFDM Waveform Synchronisation for Multistatic Radar and DVB-T2 illumination
41 – Aperture-Level Simultaneous Transmission and Reception Based on Digital Cancellation in Radar System
73 – Neural Network Based Multiple Object Tracking for Automotive FMCW Radar
215 – Statistical Analysis of Clutter for Passive Radar on an Airborne Platform
52- An Adaptive Distributed Clock for Radar Networks
79 – Target Localization in Multi-static Passive Radar Systems with Artificial Neural Networks
239 – Experimental Demonstration of Bistatic Radar Tomography using Parameter-Refined OMP
126 – SETHI : Digital radar system for signal generation and acquisition
131 – A Hermitian Positive Definite neural network for micro-Doppler complex covariance processing
242 – DVB-T Airborne Passive Radar: clutter block rejection
298 – A 3D Printed Ku-band Waveguide Array with Integrated Waveguide Filter
210 – A Spectrum Selection Method Based on Recurrent Neural Network for OTHR
243 – Polarimetric Detection Scheme for Passive Radar based on a 2D Auto-Regressive Disturbance Model
Coffee break & Poster Session in the exhibition
157 – Discrete Scanning Intermittent FMCW Based Frequency Diverse Array Radar
164 – Initial results of Radar-based classification of commercial drone carrying small payloads
254 – Analysis of airplane signatures using passive VHF radar for recognition perspectives
57 – Radar HRRP Recognition using Attentional CNN with Multi-resolution Spectrograms
180 – On the Field Radiated by a Passive Nonlinear Structure in the Vicinity of a Powerful HF Transmitter
260 – The Wigner-Ville distribution and quadratic detector performances for FMCW pulse detection in Electronic Warfare context
89 – Clutter Mitigation in Range Enhanced Radar Images Using Sparsity Based Denoising Autoencoders
185 – Direction-of-arrival Estimation Based on Direct Data Domain Approach for Coprime Array
262 – Adaptive Detection Algorithms for slow moving Targets in Non-Gaussian Clutter
101 – Maneuvering Target Long-time Coherent Integration Based on Keystone transfrom and Fractional Fourier Transform
187 – Smoothing Frequency Estimation Method for Automotive Radar
268 – Classification of the Wind Turbine Generated Radar Detections by Artificial Intelligence
111 – Target Detection using Autoencoders in a Radar Surveillance System
193 – Adaptive Beampattern Synthesis for Frequency Diverse Array Using Space-Frequency Decomposition
287 – Towards Adversarial Denoising of Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures
141 – Netted Multi-Function Radars Positioning and Modes Selection by Non-Holonomic Fast Marching Computation of Highest Threatening Trajectories
218 – ISAR Target Recognition Using pix2pix network derived from cGAN
317 – Design of Exponentially-Correlation Acceleration Error Filters for Tracking Maneuvering Targets
233 – Super Nested Sparse Circular Array for High Resolution DOA Estimation and Its Wideband Extension
226 – A Non-parametric Searching Long-time Coherent Integration for Radar Maneuvering Target with Ubiquitous Observation Mode
318 – Supervised-learning Framework for Track Initiation via Support Vector Machine
244 – Human Activities Classification in a Complex Space Using Raw Radar Data
40 – Deep Q-Network based Anti-Jamming Strategy Design for Frequency Agile Radar
31 – Analysis of Bistatic Radar Sea Clutter Amplitude Distributions at Low Grazing Angles
129 – Mismatched Complementary-on-Receive Filtering of Diverse FM Waveform Subsets
62 – Multi-criteria Analysis for Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Radar Resource Management on Naval scenarios
211 – Analysis of sea spikes velocity from the MARLENE campaign data
147- Designing MPSK Sequences and Doppler Filter Bank in Cognitive Radar Systems
78 – Alert-Confirm Track Confirmation for Radar
214 – Target Detection in Medium Grazing Angle Sea Clutter Using Scan to Scan Processing
212 – Weather Mode Pulse Compression Design for an Airborne Sense & Avoid Radar
162 – Parameter selection in a fully adaptive tracking radar
308 – A physical model for high resolution radar sea clutter
222 – On the Eclipsing Phenomenon with Phase Codes
238 – Impact of Grid Quantification in Radar Search Pattern Optimization
35 – Training Data Selection Strategy for CFAR Ship Detection in Range-Compressed Radar Data
303 – A quadrature median matched filter for robust detection and estimation
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
144 – Optimum Beamforming to Improve UAV’s Detection Using DVB-T Passive Radars
133 – Hardware-Optimized Minimum-Search for SAR Backprojection Autofocus on FPGAs
250 – Simulation of Radar Micro-Doppler Patterns for Multi-Propeller Drones
217 – Passive detection using a staring radar illuminator of opportunity
71 – Compressive Sensing Based Algorithm for Rotational Motion Estimation And compensation for ISAR Imaging
282 – Parametric modelling of the radar signature of helicopters
219 – UAV Blade modulation analysis : passive DVB-T experimental results
184 – Robustness of SAR Refraction Autofocus to Power-Law Errors
223 – SPRITE : A New Sparse Approach for 3D High Resolution RCS Imaging
255 – Passive Radar Signatures of Micro-Drone and Birds
154 – Efficient moving targets chirp rate estimation method in synthetic aperture radar
256 – Simulation of clutter based on a sum of scatterers
264 – Simultaneous short and long range surveillance of drones and aircrafts with DVB-T based Passive Radar
323 – 3D ISAR Imaging: The Alignment Problem
288 – Radar Cross Section of Naval Targets
103 – A Deep Multi-task Network for Activity Recognition and Person Identification with Micro-Doppler Signatures
51 – Robot Localization and Navigation with a Ground-Based Microwave Radar
290 – A fast angle super-resolution imaging method for airbone scanning radar based on RSVD
167 – Human Activity Recognition : Preliminary Results for Dataset Portability using FMCW Radar
139 – Radar and Video Multimodal Learning for Human Activity Classification
136 – Capon-like DoA estimator for rotating arrays
183 – Automatic Arm Motion Recognition Using Radar for Smart Home Technologies
190 – Development and Performance Evaluation of Integrated Automotive Mid-Range Radar System Based on ROI Preprocessing Technique
122 – Online Sparse reconstruction for scanning radarbased on Generalized SParse Iterative Covariance-based Estimation
194 – Knowing the Uncertainty in Human Behavior Classification via Variational Inference and Autoencoder
182 – Influence of Transmitter Position Accuracy on Target Localization in Passive Radar
231 – DOA estimation of wideband LFM RADAR signals
252 – Motion Classification Based on Noisy Micro-Doppler Signatures
278 – A New Calibration Method for 3D Tracking Radar Doppler Velocimeter for Traffic Speed Enforcement
320 – Near Optimal Angle Estimation for Wideband Phased Array Radars
165 – A Comparative Study of Track-Before-Detect Algorithms in Radar Sea Clutter
155 – Neural network with different activation function in polarimetric SAR image Classification
189 – The MAMMUT Phased Array Radar: Compulsive Hoarding
26 – Bernoulli Filter for Track-Before-Detect: Swerling-1 Target in K-distributed Clutter
203 – Road Detection in High-resolution SAR Images with Improved Multiple Feature Fusion
192 – The Eagle (AN/APQ-7) and its assessment for ASV operation by RAF Coastal Command
61 – Invariant Extended Kalman Filter Applied to tracking for Air Traffic Control
228 – Applying Symmetries Detection to P-Band PolInSAR Data
220 – History and development of airborne radar phased arrays antenna for French and European fighter
177 – LPI target tracking involving IEKF
235 – SAR Ship Target Detection Based on 2D Singularity Power Spectrum
229 – Phased array antennas at HF : Half a Century of Developments in Australia’s Over-the-Horizon Radar Programs
191 – Modified Smooth Variable Structure Filter for Radar Target Tracking
259 – Automated Signal Analysis for Chirp Reinjections and SAR Images
271 – Early Days of Phased Array Radars for Ballistic Missile Detection and Tracking
coffe break & Poster Session in exhibition area
16 – Stochastic Deep Learning for Compressive-sensing Radar
97 – BiGRU Network for Human Activity Recognition in High Resolution Range Profile
207 – A Fast Piecewise Constant Doppler Algorithm for Generalized Continuous Wave Synthetic Aperture Radar
120 – Surveillance RADAR development using frequency diversity to mitigate range eclipsing
272 – Measurements of multistatic X&L band radar signatures of UAVs
27 – A Ship Target Detection Method for SAR Image Based on Local Region
132 – A Quad 12bit 1.5GSps ADC with Synchronization Feature for Use in Multi-Element Systems
224 – Early Development of Phased Array RADAR and Active Antennas in the Netherlands
140 – Tracking Maritime Cooperative Target With Real Time Motorized Sar Antenna
258 – Digital Twin : A Full Virtual Radar System With the Operational Processing
36 – ASV Marks I and II, the First Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radars
143 – Instantaneous Bandwidth Expansion Using Software Defined Radios
277 – Scan performance of small spherical retro-reflectors
44 – Multipath Based Llocalization of Indoor Target Shadowed by Non-Penetrating Obstacles
145 – Electromagnetic scattering by modified radar targets using GBS and GBL Techniques and Experimental Measurements
279 – Target Localization And Velocity Estimation In Near Forward Scatter Radar Systems: Preliminary Results
69 – Valid Kick Recognition in Smart Trunks based on Hidden Markov Model using Doppler Radar
146 – Doppler Shift Mitigation for PMCW Signals
299 – Understanding the potential of Self-Protection Jamming on board of miniature UAVs
84 – Low Probability of Intercept Performance Optimization for an Integrated Multi-static Radar and Communication System
148 – Performant and High-Fidelity Solution for Complex and Large Radar Radar Scene Simulation
309 – 3D Cram´er-Rao Lower Bound Evaluation for ATSC Signal Based Passive Radar Systems
88 – Analysis of the Influence of Deceptive Interference on Airborne Radar Sensor
195 – Analysis of Surveillance Range for a Shore-based HF Radar with Multiple Propagation Paths
314 – FPGA Design and Implementation of a Real-time Subpulse Processing Architecture for Noise Radars
60 – Technico-operational missile/seeker performances assessment using Capella and Matlab/Simulink
28 – Doppler-Spread Clutter Suppression in Single-Channel Noise Radar
85 – Interference Mitigation in SAR via Gapped SpectrumWaveform Design
64 – Generation of IQ data simulating a SAR acquisition: targets in motion, clutter and shadows
149 – Devoid Clutter Capture and Filling (DeCCaF) to Compensate for Intra-CPI Spectral Notch Variation
Jonathan Owen, Brandon Ravenscroft, Shannon Blunt
266 – Clairvoyant Clutter Mitigation in a Symbol-Based OFDM Radar Receiver
74 – Estimation of Wake Vortices RADAR Cross-Section in Clear Air Using Large Eddy Simulations
47 – Research on suppression method for radar angel clutter
135 – Experimental Assessment of Tandem-Hopped Radar and Communications (THoRaCs)
152 – GPU Acceleration : OpenACC for Radar Processing Simulation
176 – A computation and memory efficient implementation of STAP for an airborne side-looking radar
168 – Design and Generation of Stochastically Defined Pulsed FM Noise Waveforms
248 – Improvement of SAR/ISAR imulation in MOCEM V4.5 by computation of the ship’s bow wave
251 – Adaptive Detection of Range MigratingTarget Detector in non-Gaussian Clutter
204 – Optimized Stretch Processing Compensation for FMCW Phase-Attached Radar-Communications
19:15 BOAT DEPARTURE FOR GALA DINNER
Plenary Session – Introducing keynotes
David Sadek is VP for Research, Technology & Innovation at Thales, particularly in charge of Artificial Intelligence & data processing. He was VP for Research at IMT (“Institut Mines-Télécom”) and, previously, VP for Research at Orange. Doctor in Computer Science and expert in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, he created and ran at Orange Labs for more than fifteen years the R&D activities and teams on intelligent agents and natural human-machine dialogue. His research work led to the design and implementation of the first worldwide technologies of conversational agents, as well as to ACL inter-agent communication language standard. He also directed several industrial transfer and service deployment programs. He was chairman of program evaluation committee “Digital Contents & Interactions” of the French National Research Agency (ANR). He is or was on numerous national and international research and innovation steering and evaluation committees, such as the steering board of the National Alliance on Digital Science (Allistene), and the scientific councils of Inria and of CNRS institute on “Information and communication science and technology”. He was a leader of FranceIA, the national strategy on Artificial Intelligence, and France representative within the G7 Innovators delegation. He also was a founder of the Ethics commission of Allistene (CERNA).
During nearly ten years, David Sadek had been Orange Emeritus Expert. He got France Télécom Award for Best Technology Innovation, Orange Award for Best Service Innovation, European Customer Relationship Forum Award, and Blondel Medal in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
Title : Artificial Intelligence in Radars
Abstract : Antenna digitalization will increasingly enable to design full software-defined radars with more degrees of freedom (scalable front-end, digital beamforming with diverse beam shapes…), enhanced with intelligent resource management and graceful degradation by reconfiguration. Radars will become proactive to achieve more complex missions. They will integrate digital assistants to interact with human operators through intuitive multimodal dialogue.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms (optimization, learning, reasoning…) will foster the development of cognitive functions underlying innovative capabilities as self-adaptation, contextual inference and situation understanding. Coordinated in dense networks, radars will be able to optimize their resources in a collaborative way, potentially fully distributed, with advanced “what-if” capabilities to improve their agility and robustness to defeat new threats (hypersonic & hyper-maneuvering missiles, swarm of drones, stealth mobile objects, slow moving targets…). Such AI-based functions will help improve operational capacity in tactical anticipation.
As a result of radar’s full digital transformation, the radar’s digital twin will enable to faster prototyping, algorithm design and AI-based augmented engineering. Thales TrUE AI (Transparent, Understandable and Ethical AI) strategy for a trustable and explainable AI will be also implemented in radar systems. Relying on a hybrid AI (combining model-based and data-driven approaches), it aims at paving the way to the design, the development, the validation and the certification of critical systems involving AI technologies.
Philippe Dreuillet is a 1990 Lille University graduate. He joined ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab, where he began stealth advanced studies. He has shown great interest in the impact of digital technologies on radar evolution since 1999. His work has been applied to various fields such as electronic warfare receivers, wideband radar based on OFDM waveforms or airborne SAR VHF/UHF radars. He has initiated the Hycam research radar concept and was the project manager for the SETHI and RAMSES NG airborne experimental stations. Philippe Dreuillet is currently the Director of Electromagnetism & Radar Department radar at Onera.. He is the author of several essays and patents, more specifically in the field of the Radar Hardware development concept and its applications.
Title : Radar Technical Challenges, from decameter to centimeter wavelengths.
Abstract : ONERA has been involved and remains a major actor in the field of decameter wavelengths radars. In parallel to operating the NOSTRADAMUS sky-wave radar, it has developed several demonstrators of HF surface wave radar in multiple sea shore sites. In regards to the airborne radars, the metric to centimetric radars, on board of the SETHI station, they offer a large variety of applications such as detection through ice, the environmental measurements or the testing of new methods of analysis applied to surveillance. All these radars have in common the benefits engendered by the power of combining new or updated old technologies, therefore significantly increasing their performances in different domains such as full digital radar, multistatism, increased computing power of simulation, deep learning coupled with physical models, advances in metamaterials, carriers diversification impacts or artificial intelligence… Examples drawn from the latest research conducted at ONERA will help illustrate this strong trend.
Plenary Session – Special Keynotes
Ad Stoffelen received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Meteorology on radar scatterometry from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is currently working at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and responsible for the EUMETSAT MetOp ASCAT wind products and for contributing to the international wind scatterometer constellation. Since 1992 his research interests further include the European Space Agency Aeolus Doppler Wind Lidar mission.
Title : Seas of radar opportunities
Abstract : Indeed, there are many opportunities for satellite RADAR over water surfaces from low to high resolution, based on radar cross-section (NRCS) and/or Doppler, with low or high precision and in both operational or research stages. Generally, geophysical requirements for earth observation (EO) are coupled to technical challenges.
Sea level, wave height, storm surges and tides are part of operational radar applications through satellite altimeters, which are being further developed, e.g., through the EU Sentinel-3. Similarly, ocean vector wind, wind stress and wave variables have resulted in operational applications, in addition to oil spill detection by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Challenges with respect to calibration and spatial processing have been overcome, leading to very accurate, detailed and stable geophysical retrievals. Ongoing technical challenges for earth system modelling at the atmosphere-ocean interface exist in ocean motion, ocean current and bathymetry measurements, in particular in coastal areas. Some of these many challenges will be elaborated at the conference.
Prof. Teng Long received the B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in 1995. After graduation he joined the faculty of BIT, where he became a full professor in 2002. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and University College London in 1999 and 2002 respectively. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of BIT. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE). He is the president of CIE Signal Processing Society and vice president of CIE Radar Society. His research interests include the fundamental and significant issues of the novel radar system and signal processing. His work includes the novel one-dimensional high resolution imaging radar, two-dimensional synthetic aperture imaging radar and the new technology and application of the real-time signal processing technology in air-to-ground detection.
Title : High-Resolution Radar Signal and Information Processing
Abstract : High-resolution radars utilize wide-band signals to achieve high range resolution and employ synthetic apertures to achieve high angle resolution. They classify and identify targets precisely by providing multi-dimensional high-resolution images with target feature information. High-resolution radars allow more applications of advanced signal processing algorithms to focus on target classification and precise recognition. Under clutter and interference conditions, high-resolution radars offer unique advantages in target detection and tracking. However, these advantages are limited by factors such as reduced radar detection range, complex radar signal processing, and exceedingly huge amount of data, posing problems in urgent need of theoretical and methodological innovations for their solution. In this perspective, this talk introduces the latest research on high-resolution radar signal and information processing in Radar Research Lab, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). The research mainly focuses on the detection theories, technical breakthroughs and applications in one-dimensional high-resolution ground-to-air, air-to-ground radar and high-resolution distributed radar.
Frédéric Boyer is with the Department of Automatic Control, IMT-Atlantique, Nantes, France, and the Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N). His current research interests include bio-inspired locomotion and underwater electric sensing. Dr. Boyer received the Monpetit Prize from the Academy of Science of Paris in 2007 for his work in dynamics and the French “La Recherche Prize” in 2014, for his works on artificial electric sense. He has coordinated several national projects and one European FP7-FET project on a reconfigurable eel-like robot able to navigate with electric sense.
Title : Artificial electric sense for underwater robotics: state of the art and perspectives
Abstract : Fish that can electrocute their prey have been known since antiquity and inspired Volta to design the first battery. However, the ability of other so-called weakly electric fish to perceive their near surroundings by sensing through a dense array of transcutaneous electroreceptors the perturbations of a self-generated electric field, was only discovered in the 1950’s. Remarkably, these fish are able to detect, localize and analyze objects in confined environments and turbid waters, where neither vision nor sonar can work. Named Active Electrolocation by biologists, this perceptual ability recently has drawn the attention of roboticists with the aim of designing a novel generation of underwater robots able to navigate and operate in harsh environmental conditions. In this perspective, this keynote attempts to give a comprehensive overview of the recent progresses in artificial e-sense for underwater robotics. Starting from the fish, we will progressively move toward robotics and address several issues ranging from reactive autonomous navigation, localization and shape recognition, to haptic feedback teleoperation. While progressing, we will attempt to reveal further insights on how nature can inspire engineering.
Seiko Shirasaka, Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, KEIO University
Dr.Seiko Shirasaka earned a Master’s degree in Astronautics from University of Tokyo and Doctoral degree in Systems Engineering from KEIO university. He worked for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation as a space systems engineer for 15 years. He had been an Associate Professor at KEIO university since 2008 and he has been a Professor since 2017. He was a program manager on Japnese government funded program from 2015 through 2019.
Title : 100kg-class X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite System for On-Demand Observation
Abstract : During emergency situations such a natural or man-made disaster, rapid responses by social infrastructure are essential in order to minimize damage.
The Cabinet office of Japan has funded a technology-driven innovation program, “ImPACT,” which stands for “Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technology Program.” Under the ImPACT program, we developed the key technology of Small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite system capable of on-demand launching and quick observation from FY2015 to FY2018. Our aimed system enables“ all-time and all-point observation” in whole world under all condition, even at night and under rainy/cloudy/stormy weather. There are two keys of this program. One was to realize achieve the compact SAR, selection of deployable and passive slot array antenna approach rather than the two major methods used worldwide (active phased array antenna system approach and parabola antenna system approach) to achieve the world’s most lightweight, most compact SAR system. The other one is to realize achieve instant, on-demand observations, achievement of an autonomous operation. The new approach of SAR design” realizes an ultra-lightweight and highly compact, 100kg-class, satellite system with 1m-class spatial resolution SAR sensor. Considering future business prospects, the mass production cost around 5 million dollar is targeted in this program, which will be one-tenth of conventional systems.
For the social implementation of this technologies, we set up a start-up “Synspective”. We will launch the first demonstration satellite in this fiscal year. And we will launch six satellite in three yesars.
With over 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is the leader in open architecture, mission ready rugged embedded systems. We deliver innovative, market-leading commercial off-the-shelf and custom products and program lifecycle management for mission-critical applications in defense, aerospace and industry around the world that reduce time to deployment, cost and risk. Our vision is to be your embedded partner of choice for mission-critical systems in the harshest, most challenging environments.
We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. With change as the new constant, there’s never been a more important time to create a greater impact. We are a diverse home for engineering and technology throughout the world, from those developing skills in new engineering capabilities to those perfecting established skills. This breadth and depth means we are uniquely placed to help the sector progress society. Whether generating new knowledge, sharing academic thinking, making connections that inspire, or turning theory into practice, we lead our profession to make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It also gives us a particular view of how the profession is changing and ensures we grow our members professionally and intellectually. It informs the standards we set so society has the confidence it needs. It provides the evidence to keep engineering at the top of the political agenda, and the insight to preserve the teaching of essential STEM subjects.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 4500 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit mathworks.com.
ONERA is a French public research organisation in the field of aeronautics and defense. ONERA’s mission are developing and guiding research activities in the aerospace field as well as disseminating the results both in the aerospace industry and outside the aerospace field. With an annual budget of 236M€, ONERA has approximately 2000 employees in 8 centers throughout France.
Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users.
Test and measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz are designed to meet the most challenging requirements for precise signal and phase noise analysis, clean signal generation and high-resolution time domain verification with unrivaled instrument performance and an ease-of-use-centric approach.
The SCALIAN Group has emerged since 1989 as a major French company in Engineering and Consulting. A key partner of major manufacturers, it participates in many programs in the aerospace, energy, transport and defense sectors, and is composed of three divisions:
• Digital Systems (IT and complex / critical systems)
SCALIAN is a supplier of the French MoD & defense industry for more than 20 years, in the field of synthetic environments, build to help their customers to design, optimize and test sensor systems (radar, optronics sonar).
SDR-Technologies offers innovative solutions and services for distributed RF data collection at a large scale for many applications like spectrum sensing, telecommunication infrastructure monitoring, passive radar systems.
TECHWAY offers advanced electronic solutions for signal and image acquisition and processing in real-time applications.
Teledyne e2v is a semiconductor manufacturer since 1955. We are experts in design, manufacture & test of components such as microprocessors, high-speed Analog-to-digital converters and image sensors. Our customers benefit from over 60 years’ experience and expertise in producing unique quality custom solutions to fit best with our customer’s needs.
Our services and products serve high-end markets such as Space and Aerospace, and our equipment enables us to deliver a full solution from design to qualification even for the most demanding environments. The products we manufacture are designed to run without any failure for more than 10 years in the most challenging environments, including vacuums, irradiations, extreme and frequent temperature cycling.
Most of our these components are mission-critical and have been flying into Space for over 40 years now. In a fast changing world, Teledyne e2v is the partner to trust for high-end semiconductor devices, assembly and test.
Collective intelligence for a safer world
Technical visit 1 – Thales Alenia Space 50€ CLOSED
Date : September 27th 2019
End : 17h00
Combining 40 years of experience and a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. A Thales Alenia Space facility tour will be organised for the RADAR 2019 participants, combined with a refreshment offered by Thales Alenia Space.
During the visit, you will have the privilege to see mechanical workshop, production center for our satellites, integration room for telecommunication and scientific satellites, test facilities (vibrations, thermal vacuum chamber, acoustic chamber, Compact Antenna Test Range), and also our building dedicated to Solar Panel and mechanism manufacturing.
Technical visit 2 – Visit of a French Air Defense Frigate 50€ CLOSED
Date : September 27th 2019
Start : 9h45 meeting point in front of the Neptune Congress Center
End : 11h30
Toulon harbor hosts a major part of the French war fleet, with the most modern naval vessels such as the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, the projection and command buildings Mistral class, the Forbin type air defense frigates or the two most recent classes of frigates in the French Navy, Air Defense Frigates (Horizon class) and the multi mission frigates (Aquitaine class). Toulon is also the base of nuclear attack submarines of which mission is to participate in the protection of the carrier battle group (the aircraft carrier and its escort ships). In the frame of RADAR2019, we propose a one-hour visit of the stealthy frigate COURBET of the French Navy.
Technical visit 3 – Visit of Saint Mandrier Air Defense Visit – 50€ CLOSED
Date : September 27th 2019
Start : 8h00 meeting point in front of the Neptune Congress Center
Transfer by bus. arriving at 9h15 for a 3h visit. Bus will return at Neptune Congress Center
The CCMAR Méditerranée is an Air Control Center of the French Navy responsible for the management of a military exercise area in the Mediterranean Sea. The main mission of the center is coordination and real-time control of Air and Air-maritime activities. Air traffic controllers use radio and radar systems provided for air traffic management to ensure high-level of safety and a good degree of compatibility between military activities and the civil Aviation.
From the Place d’Armes in the west to the Porte d’Italie in the east, the history and fashions have shaped a city with multiple identities. The “high city” of Toulon is a district with Haussmann monuments dating of Napoleon III, while the “lower town” is an old medieval district, enlarged over centuries around the cathedral of St. Mary of the seds.
If the main arteries bypass it, if the façades of modern buildings conceal it, the historic heart Toulon will reveal itself through its narrow Streets with ocher or pink façades. its pedestrian center looks like a village with shops that smack of the times, its colorful showcases, art galleries, Provencal restaurants…
Let’s yourself be surprised by the alleys that will lead you to squares with refreshing waters. In turn original impressive or romantic, they reflect the artist influences that have marked the city throughout its history.
Want to know more about Toulon?
Contact the office of tourism https://toulontourisme.com/en/ to organize a visit of the must-see places of the city
Neptune Palais des Congrès
Located in the city center, the Palais Neptune is facing the beautiful port of Toulon and is the perfect location to welcome the 2019 International Radar conference and its delegates. You will enjoy their facilities & services
Place de Besagne – BP 1201
00 33 (0) 4 98 00 83 83 email@example.com
How to come to Toulon ?
Neptune Convention Center is located at : 24km from Toulon/Hyères airport 91km from Marseille Provence airport 145km from Nice Côte d’Azur airport
Neptune Convention Center is at only 10 minutes walk from the TGV railway Toulon station.
Toulon-Marseille (A50) 65 km Toulon-Aix-en-Provence (A50 & A52) 80km Toulon-Nice (A57 & A8) 150km Toulon-Montpellier 240km Toulon-Lyon (A8 & A7) 390km
For any transfer in taxi call : Taxi Toulon Region : 00 33 (0) 4 94 93 51 51 or At Toulon-Hyères airport : 00 33 (0) 4 94 00 60 60