Action TU1208

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

COST Success Story

Training School on Future Radar Systems: Radar2020

Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2-6, 2016

The COST Action TU1208 is co-organising, jointly with the European School of Antennas (ESoA), the second edition of the successful Training School on "Future Radar Systems: Radar2020."

This course will be held in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on May 2-6, 2016, and it will cover the state of the art and new trends on radar technologies. It is targeted to PhD

students, researchers, scientists, and engineers interested in radar system engineering. Please be informed that this course can be attended by maximum 18 Trainees, to guarantee a high-quality training.

 

After an introduction to the radar basics, as the propagation of electromagnetic waves, radar equation, polarimetry, analysis of Radar Cross Section (RCS) of targets and RCS measurement, the present radar types will be presented, as the CW-, FMCW-, pulse-, MTI-, mono-pulse-, and UWB-radar. These introductory lessons will be complemented by the waveform and radar parameter topics. The core part of the course will then be 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 will be presented, as well. Another important part of the course will be concerned with the presentation of some special radar applications, like automotive radar, ultra wideband radar, radar for medical applications, and of course the Ground Penetrating Radar, but also through-the-wall radar and Synthetic Aperture Radar.

 

Coordinator of the Training School is Prof. Werner Wiesbeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, TU1208 WG Member). Trainers are Prof. Werner Wiesbeck, Prof. Thomas Zwick (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Prof. Marwan Younis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), and Prof. Alexander Yarovoy (Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, TU1208 WG Member). The Action Chair, Dr Lara Pajewski ("Roma Tre" University, Rome, Italy) will attend the Training School and deliver an introduction to the COST programme and to the Action TU1208.

 

Class Scheduling

 

Monday, 2 May 2016 - Introduction and basic theory. COST and the Action TU1208.

Time

Trainer

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

L. Pajewski

Introduction to the European COST programme and to the COST Action TU1208.

 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 - Basic theory and radar types.

Time

Trainer

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

RCS definition. RCS of targets.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

Overview on radar types. Pulsed radar systems.

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

All Trainers

Exercise. Discussion.

 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - Future radar systems and Laboratory.

Time

Trainer

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, 5 May 2016 - Ground Penetrating Radar, Through-the-wall radar and SAR.

Time

Trainer

Activity

8:30 - 10:00

A. Yarovoy

UWB radar basics.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break

10:30 - 12:30

A. Yarovoy

GPR and through-the-wall radar.

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, 6 May 2016 - SAR and final test.

Time

Teacher

Activity

8:30 - 10:00

M. Younis

SAR Systems. SAR DBF. Interferometric SAR.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Lunch

10:30 - 11:30

All

Discussion.

11:30 - 12:30

 

Lunch

12:30 - 14:30

All

Final exam

The course will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE), Building 30.10, 3. Floor, Room 3.42; En-gesserstraße 5, 76131 Karlsruhe. Meals are in the Guesthouse. See the map KIT Campus Sued below. See also this link.

Training School Grants

for PhD Students & Early-Career Investigators

 

The COST Action TU1208 offers 3 grants of 650,00 EUR to PhD Students and Early-Career Investigators (ECIs) 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 is April 10, 2016.

 

After the School, the granted Trainees wil have to coordinate between themselves to write a joint report. Detailled instructions for the preparation of the report will be given during the Training School.

 

To submit a Grant application, the following items had to be sent to school@gpradar.eu:

  1. Curriculum vitae including the list of publications.
  2. Motivation letter written by the Applicant.
  3. Support letter written by the PhD Supervisor (for PhD Students) or by a colleague (for Early-Career Investigators, i.e., researchers who received their PhD no more than 8 years ago).

 

The selection of Granted applications will be based on the COST key principles of excellence and inclusiveness. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon2020 and its policy contributes to the "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation" Horizon 2020 goal. To identify excellent applicants, we ask applicants to submit a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and a support letter. At the same time, we aim at achieving inclusiveness. This objective is developed by COST around three main elements: support to Early-Career Investigators, fostering of gender balance and support to researchers coming from less-research intensive COST Member Countries.

 

List of Granted Trainees

 

To be published here after the deadline.

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.