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Special sessions

Special Session 1: UAV detection, signatures and classification with  radar

Special Session 2:  Marine Target detection 
Special Session 3: Radar medical applications for assisted living 
Special Session 4: 
Millimeter Wave Radar and Terahertz Radar 


     Special Session 1

    Topic:

    UAV detection, signatures and classification with radar

     

    Organizers:

    Francesco Fioranelli, University of Glasgow,

    Email: Francesco.fioranelli@glasgow.ac.uk 

    Tel: 0044 141 330 4301

    Julien Le Kernec, University of Glasgow,

    Email: Julien.lekernec@glasgow.ac.uk

    Tel: 0086 28 6183 1721


    Summary:

    Small UAVs and drones have become more and more available for civilian and commercial uses: leisure, filming, agriculture, surveying, search and rescue, delivery.However, at the same time, misuses of the these platforms have risen: privacy violation, collision hazard (people, UAVs, larger aircraft), transport of illicit material, potential terrorist attacks.Radar could provide long-range sensing capabilities of small drones, regardless of weather and light conditions, but conventional air surveillance radar are designed for larger and faster targets, flying at higher altitude. Therefore,research effort is needed to characterise the radar signatures of this emerging class of targets and develop systems and signal processing suitable for this specific issue. This section will look at the most recent development in these areas.

     

     

     Special Session 2

    Topic:

    Marine target detection 

     

    Organizers:

    Xiaolong Chen, Naval Aeronautical University

    Erma Road 188, 402 Section, Yantai, Shandong

    Email: cxlcxl1209@163.com

    Tel: 15653501569 

     

    Summary:

    Detection of low-observable target in sea clutter is an important issue for both civilian and military applications, which is one of the key problems in the field of modern radars. Targets covered by sea clutter with low observability are main threats to future sea defense system and detection of these targets gives a severe challenge to radar survivability. The detection process is difficult due to the low-observable marine targets, such as low attitude, slow moving, small size, and highly maneuvering targets as well as the complex sea environment. Therefore, to improve the detection performance of marine targets, the characteristics of sea clutter and maneuverability of target and novel signal processing techniques with different radar systems should be discussed.

    Several topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following,

        Novel radar systems and applications for marine target detection, such as OTHR, MIMO radar, passive radar, space radar, distributed and multi-static radar, airborne radar, etc..

         Marine target and sea clutter signatures and analysis.

        Signal and data processing for marine target detection and estimation, clutter suppression, knowledge aided adaptive processing, CFAR, SAR, ISAR.

        Maritime Intelligent information processing for big data, machine learning for data processing.

     

     

     Special Session 3

    Topic:

    Radar medical applications for assisted living

     

    Organizers:

    Dr. Julien Le Kernec, University of Glasgow, Communications, Sensing and Imaging group

    Email: Julien.lekernec@glasgow.ac.uk

    Tel: 0086 28 6183 1721

    Dr. Francesco Fioranelli, University of Glasgow, Communications, Sensing and Imaging group

    Email: Francesco.fioranelli@glasgow.ac.uk

    Tel: 0044 141 330 4301

    Prof. Olivier Romain, University Cergy-Pontoise, ETIS-ASTRE,

    Email: Olivier.romain@u-cergy.fr

    Tel: 0033 761 7691 47

     

    Summary:

    Growing life expectancy and increasing incidence of simultaneous multiple chronic health conditions are posing a challenge to the sustainability of public health systems and to the wellbeing of the older people in our society. In recent years, significant research work has addressed these challenges with the help of assistive technologies, for example to  detect critical events such as stroke or falls, and to monitor automatically the activity patterns of vulnerable individuals, both to infer information on their health conditions from these patterns, and to detect possible anomalies. So the whole area of radar medical applications now more than ever will play an increasingly important role in assisted living

     

     

     Special Session 4

    Topic:

    Millimeter Wave Radar and Terahertz Radar

     

    Organizers:

    Weidong Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    E-mail: hoowind@bit.edu.cn
    Tel:18612397499
    Leo P. Ligthart, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    E-mail: leoligthart@kpnmail.nl


    Summary:

    Millimeter wave radars have been applied extensively, in recent years, terahertz radars are of great exciting, which have been used in target detection, remote sensing, Visar imaging, security check, nondestructive testing, anti-collision, medical examination and other industry application etc. At the same time, the antennas, sources, amplifiers and systems have been developed in both the millimeter wave and terahertz wave bands, the imaging algorithms have also been investigated for the dedicated applications. In addition, some new technologies have emerged, such as sparse array, MIMO, Quantum cascade laser, microwave photons, aperture coded imaging etc. This session will display the state of art of these areas.





    Important dates

    Paper Submission Deadline:
    31 March 2018
    Paper Acceptance Notification:
    30 April 2018
    Camera-ready Paper Submission:
    31 May 2018
    Conference Date:
    17-19 October 2018

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