Science and engineering innovation are part of the culture in
the Philadelphia area. The region is home to the many great accomplishments of
Benjamin Franklin, ENIAC - the world's first digital computer, and recent Nobel
Prize laureates in Physics (astrophysics) and Chemistry (conductive polymers).
The region is also home to many companies whose products contribute and shape
what the radar community acknowledges as some of the world's most advanced
radar systems and technologies. In keeping with this tradition, the theme of
this conference is "Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding System
Capabilities." Original papers describing new advances in radar system
capabilities that have resulted from recent developments in physics (e.g.,
materials, devices, scattering, etc.) and mathematics (e.g., signal and data
processing, information theory, etc.) are desired. Papers describing advances
in multi-function integration, system architectures, and innovative
applications of radar and radar techniques are also encouraged. In addition to
the presentation of contributed technical papers in high quality oral and
poster sessions, the committee has planned a conference agenda that includes
invited talks from leading experts within our community, an excellent selection
of tutorials, and numerous informal gatherings for colleagues to share ideas.
Authors are required to submit a 1,000 - 1,500 word paper
summary with figures following the text. Electronic submission is required in
either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word file formats (pdf format preferred). The
cover page must include the title, names of authors (with the contact author
identified), organizational affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers,
and email addresses. Authors are permitted to indicate paper suitability for a
poster format presentation. Student papers are strongly encouraged.
Send papers electronically to the Technical Program Chairman
at . The deadline for submission of summaries is 30 September
2003. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 1 December 2003, and
will receive instructions and forms for publication at that time. Completed
electronic papers (limited to 8 pages inclusive of text, figures, and tables)
will be required by 30 January 2004. Where applicable, government approval for
publication as an unclassified, public-release paper will also be required with
the final paper submission.
Component & Subsystem Development
Advanced signal processing components, new materials
(e.g., chiral materials, meta-materials, etc.), new manufacturing techniques
and packaging, distributed processing architectures, COTS processors and
commercial components, SiC and GaN transistors, wideband high dynamic range A/D
converters, DDS waveform generators and modulators, efficient low cost T/R
modules, and low cost digital receivers.
Radar Signal & Data
Digital beamforming, array
processing, STAP, superresolution, detection and estimation techniques, target
discrimination/classification/ID/recognition, tracking, data association,
sensor fusion, sidelobe control, false alarm mitigation, multipath processing,
and improved ECCM techniques.
Multibeam antenna architectures, conformal arrays, subarraying
techniques, optical manifolding, low sidelobe antenna designs, ultrawideband,
wideband/multifrequency ,and dual polarization antenna designs.
scattering phenomenology, target and clutter measurement and modeling, chaff
behavior and multipath, terrain and building scattered interference, spatial
and temporal scattering statistics.
concepts in radar, imaging radar, high resolution SAR, multifunction airborne
tactical and surveillance technology, airborne, shipborne and space based
radar, radar control and scheduling, radar system reliability, air traffic
control, automotive and weather radar, and counter-terrorism, counter-drug and
law enforcement applications.
Bistatic radar, multistatic radar and radar networking,
polarimetric radar, foliage penetrating radar, ultrawideband radar,
interferometric SAR, MEMS applications, fiber optic remoting and photonics,
ground penetrating radar, and laser radar.
The Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza hotel is
located in center city at 17th & Race Streets, within walking distance or
short taxicab rides to many area attractions, as well as regional airport and
east coast rail service. Center city and close regional cultural and historical
attractions are numerous. Cultural attractions include the Philadelphia Museum
of Art, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Academy of Music, The Kimmel
Center (new home of the Philadelphia Orchestra), and many more world class
theaters, and museums. Nearby historical attractions include the Liberty Bell,
Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. In addition, the city is home to a
vast array of culinary choices from famous Philly pretzels and cheese steaks to
some of the world's finest restaurants. Please visit
www.radar04.org for additional
| 2004 IEEE
Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding
|J. K. Smith, General Chair
|J. G. Teti, Jr., Technical Program Chair
Lambda Science, Inc.