Action TU1208

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

COST Success Story

Training School on Future Radar Systems: Radar2020

Karlsruhe, Germany, May 5-9, 2014

The COST Action TU1208 co-organised, jointly with the European School of Antennas (ESoA) and the European Microwave Association (EuMA), a Training School on "Future Radar Systems: Radar2020." The School was held in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on May 5-9, 2014, and it covered the state of the art and new trends on radar technologies.

 

After an introduction to the radar basics, as the propagation of electromagnetic waves, radar equation, polarimetry, analysis of Radar Cross Section (RCS) of targets, including RCS measurement, the present radar types were presented, as the CW-, FMCW-, pulse-, MTI-, mono-pulse-, and UWB-radar. These lessons were complemented by the waveform and radar parameter topics. The core part of the course was the presentation of the concepts for future radars, which will be significantly different from the state of the art radars, with system functions like digital beamforming, MIMO radar, intelligent signal coding (f.e. OFDM) and antenna array imaging for high resolution-small size radars. Typical radar antenna concepts for beam-forming, arrays, and phased-arrays were presented. Another core part of the course were some special radar applications, like automotive radar, ultra wideband radar, of course the Ground Penetrating Radar, through-the-wall radar, and finally the Synthetic Aperture Radar for imaging.

Coordinator of the Training School was Prof. Werner Wiesbeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, WG Member of COST Action TU1208).Trainers were Prof. Werner Wiesbeck, Prof. Thomas Zwick (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and Prof. Marwan Younis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Also, the Action Chair attended part of the school and presented COST and COST Action TU1208.

- Trainees attending the School in Karlsruhe and Prof. Wiesbeck,

in front of the monument of Heinrich Hertz -

 

Class Scheduling

 

Monday, 5 May 2014 - Introduction and basic theory

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

 

Registration and welcome.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

Introduction, overview, radar history.

12:00 - 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

W. Wiesbeck

Propagation phenomena. Polarimetry.

15:00 - 15:30

 

Break

15:30 - 17:00

W. Wiesbeck

Radar equation. Resolution. Accuracy.

17:00 - 18:00

W. Wiesbeck

Exercise. Discussion.

 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - Basic theory and radar types

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

RCS definition. RCS of targets.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

Radar types. Pulse radar.

12:00 - 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

T. Zwick

CW and FM-CW radars. Coding.

15:00 - 15:30

 

Break

15:30 - 17:00

T. Zwick

Automotive radar. Virtual drive.

17:00 - 18:00

T. Zwick

Exercise. Discussion.

 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - Future radar systems and Laboratory

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

Future radar systems. OFDM radar.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

DSSS coding. Digital beamforming.

12:00 - 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

W. Wiesbeck

MIMO radar. Array imaging.

15:00 - 15:30

 

Break

15:30 - 17:30

Daimler, IHE

Automotive radar demonstration.

19:00

 

Common dinner

 

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - GPR and SAR

Time

Teacher

Activity

8:30 - 10:00

A. Yarovoy

UWB radar basics.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:00

A. Yarovoy

GPR and through-the-wall radar.

12:00 - 12:30

L. Pajewski

COST Action TU1208

12:30 - 14:00

 

Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

M. Younis

SAR principles. SAR processing.

15:30 - 16:00

 

Break

16:00 - 17:30

M. Younis

SAR performance parameters. SAR modes.

17:30 - 18:00

M. Younis

Exercise. Discussion.

 

Friday, 9 May 2014 - SAR and final test

Time

Teacher

Activity

8:30 - 10:00

M. Younis

SAR Systems. SAR DBF.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Lunch

10:30 - 11:30

All

Discussion.

11:30 - 12:30

 

Lunch

12:30 - 14:30

All

Final exam

Training School Grants

for PhD Students & ESR

The COST Action TU1208 offered 4 grants of 650,00 EUR to PhD Students and Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) willing to attend the Training School on Future Radar Systems.

 

COST Training School grants represent a contribution to cover travel, meal and accommodation expenses. The deadline for submitting grant applications was May 2, 2014. Only Members of the COST Action TU1208 could apply.

 

The Trainees whose application has been granted are:

  • Adabi Saba, Italy
  • Ciccia Simone, Italy
  • Prontera Santo, Italy
  • Sun Shiliong, Netherlands

 

After the School, the granted Trainees coordinated between themselves to write a joint report, presenting in detail the radar concepts they learnt during the School.

For information concerning the COST Action TU1208, please take contact with the Chair of the Action, Dr. Lara Pajewski - This website is supported by COST, European COoperation in Science and Technology - COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme Horizon2020.

TU1208 Members are deeply grateful to COST for funding and supporting the COST Action TU1208.