PARSAX An Informal Look at Radar Technology and Applications within TU Delft


Results of the EuRAD 2014: Certificate of recognition

It was a pleasure for us to receive the Certificate of recognition during the EuRAD-2014 closing session for our paper and presentation "Radar Micro-Doppler of Wind-Turbines: Simulation and Analysis Using Slowly Rotating Linear Wired Constructions". It is not yet a Best Paper Award, but we was close...

Krasnov and Yarovoy - EuRAD-2014 Certificate of recognition


One more call for papers

Enhanced Surveillance of Aircraft and Vehicles (ESAV’14)

Tyrrhenian International Workshop
on Digital Communications
Rome, Italy, 15 and 16 September 2014

Dear Colleagues and friends,

The Advanced Workshop on Enhanced Surveillance of Aircraft and Vehicles, ESAV’14, will be held in Rome from 15 to 16 September 2014 in the frame of the TIWDC (Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications) series.

The main goal of this event - coordinated with the ESAVS series held in Germany and managed by the DGON - is to create a forum for presentation of research and development results - as well as for the exchange of ideas between experts from academia, industry, operators and regulating bodies - in all fields of the Surveillance and related technologies and system aspects, with special attention to the air traffic and to the airports.

We are pleased  to invite you to participate to this Workshop and to present the recent results from you and your group.


Abstracts Submission Deadline - February 23, 2014
Acceptance/Rejection Notification  - April 15, 2014
Early registration at reduced-price  - May 31, 2014
Submission of camera-ready papers  - June 15, 2014
Event in Romes  - September 15-16, 2014

CO-CHAIRMAN and TPC CHAIRMAN  Piet van Genderen
LOCAL COMMITTEE Mauro Leonardi, Sergio Pandiscia, Gabriele Pavan, Emilio G. Piracci
ORGANISED BY  University of Rome "Tor Vergata”, Ass. Vito Volterra, CNIT
GOLD SPONSOR  National Instruments


The papers will be accepted on the basis of a peer review of a substantial abstract, a pdf-formatted file in two-three pages, including: title, authors and their affiliation, short - 30 to 50 words -abstract, a 800 to 1000 words text, the significant original results shown in a few drawings or tables, and finally the main references.

Procedures to submit a paper, as well as more details on registration, venue, transport and accommodation, can be found at


The Angelicum Conference Centre – Largo Angelicum, 1 - 00184 Roma, is located in the heart of historic Rome within a very short distance of the city's most famous landmarks such as Mercati  Traianei and Torre delle Milizie, Colonna Traiana, Fori di Cesare, Nerva e Traiano, Foro Romano, Piazza Venezia, Colosseo.

With kind regards and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

Gaspare Galati, general chairman
Piet van Genderen, co-chairman and TPC chairman


6th International Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems (04-11 July 2014)

Today I received an announcement of the 6th International Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems (04-11 July 2014) from our Fraunhofer FHR's colleagues. They ask to circulate the invitation to suitable candidates and to post it on prominent notice-boards in your institute/university/laboratories.

sar-summer-schoolIf you are interested, you can download high resolution versions of  Poster and Flyer.

Fraunhofer FHR, one of Europe's leading radar research institutes and has pioneered radar and SAR research and development over the decades, is pleased to announce the 6th International Summer School on Radar/SAR, which will take place from 04-11 July 2014 in the picturesque Upper Middle Rhine region (Haus Humboldtstein). We cordially invite students, PhD candidates, post-docs and anyone else eager to broaden and deepen their understanding of radar and SAR techniques to participate in our summer school.

The highly positive feedback of previous participants showed that there is a strong interest for events that brings together young scientists to study and learn whilst at the same time building networks and forging new friendships that will lead to future collaborations. The Summer School posses a proper balance between lectures, practical workshops and leisure activities that are an essential component for creating and sustaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and for binding with new colleagues.

Internationally renowned experts from across Europe, USA and Canada make up the summer school lecture team. This is a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of modern radar and SAR systems whilst absorbing the multifarious atmosphere of the famous Upper Middle Rhine region. Participation in the programme of social activities with the international group of attendees will inspire and enrich your learning experience.

Synopsis of lecture programme of the 5th International Summer School on Radar/SAR:

  • Radar fundamentals (Dr. M. Weiß, Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)
  • Radar Remote Sensing (Dr. P. Rosen, JPL/NASA, USA)
  • Bistatic & Distributed Radar (Prof. H. Griffiths, UCL, United Kingdom)
  • SAR fundamentals (Prof. P. Lombardo, University la Sapienza, Italy)
  • Short Range Imaging (Prof. M. Sato, Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Antennas (Prof. D. Heberling, RWTH-Aachen, Germany)
  • Moving target recognition (MTI/GMTI) (Dr. C. Gierull, DRDC, Canada)
  • SAR interferometry (Dr. G. Fornaro, IREA, Italy)
  • Compressed Sensing with Radar (Prof. J. Ender, Fraunhofer FHR, Germany)

During the ISS the participants will be split into several workshop groups. With assistance and guidance of international experts each group works on a different problem. On Friday they will present their solution to all other students of the summer school.

Outside of the lecture theatre there will be ample time for other activities, such as enjoying the surrounds of the beautiful Rhine Valley, visiting the vibrant cities of Cologne and/or Bonn. Summer school participants will also be taken on a technical tour of the Fraunhofer FHR institute, which is located nearby.

Due to the kind sponsorship from Cassidian (an EADS company) we can offer the summer school, inclusive full board and lodging, for only 600 Euro for students, 900 Euro for Ph.D. candidates, and 1200 Euro for all others.

Fraunhofer FHR cordially invites appropriate candidates to visit our website  for further information and to download the Application form. Specific queries regarding the summer school should be addressed to Matthias Weiß.


The last chance to participate…

The time is running and the deadline for paper submission becomes closer and closer. But there is still some time to write and submit a paper...

EuRAD-2012 logo

Call For Papers
The Premier Microwave, RF, Wireless and Radar Event in Europe

The 9th European Radar Conference

Amsterdam, 31st October - 2nd November 2012

The 9th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2012) will be held from Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November 2012 in Amsterdam as part of European Microwave Week 2012. This Radar Conference is the major European forum for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar technology, system design, and applications.

The conference is the ideal event to keep up to date with the latest achievements in the field of radar and to interact with international experts from industry and academia. The conference brings together researchers and radar developers from all over the world to stimulate development of new products and services. International experts will present keynote papers on topics of current importance and on the latest advances. A Special Event on Defence and Space, Tailored Short Courses and Workshops will complement the programme.

The deadline for submission of preliminary papers is February 17th, 2012. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Authors are requested to submit a 4 page preliminary paper in the standard conference proceedings layout. Further instructions, including how to obtain a template, are at the EuMW2012 website Paper Submissions page. More information can be found in the Call for Papers.


Post-conference (EUCAP) reading list :)))

Recently our colleagues visited the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). Looking through the Proceedings, I created a short (!) list of articles that can be interesting... It covers mainly antenna-related topics, but also includes some articles related to radars, radio wave propagation, sensors and front-end reconfigurability.EUCAP-2011

  1. Paolo Nenzi; Francesco Tripaldi; Marco Balucani; Frank S. Marzano. Three-dimensional Micro-Antenna Array for Millimetre and Sub-Millimetre-Wave Remote Imaging.
  2. Andreas Schiessl; Sherif Ahmed; Andreas Genghammer; Lorenz-Peter Schmidt.A Technology Demonstrator for a 0.5 m x 0.5 m Fully Electronic Digital Beamforming mm-Wave Imaging System. pp. 2753-2756
  3. Xiaodong Zhuge; Alexander Yarovoy. Design Considerations of UWB MIMO Array Oriented for Short-Range Imaging. pp. 2757-2760
  4. Steven R Best. State-of-the-art in the Design of Electrically Small Antennas. pp. 2882-2885
  5. Pavel Hazdra; Jan Eichler; Miloslav Capek; Pavel Hamouz. Small Dual-band Fractal Antenna with Orthogonal Polarizations. pp. 2886-2889
  6. Kentaro Nishimori. MIMO Sensor -Evaluation on Antenna Arrangement. pp. 2924-2928
  7. Andrea Randazzo; Matteo Pastorino; Andrea Salvadé; Ricardo D. Monleone; Manuela Maffongelli; Matteo Lanini. A Multistatic Tomographic Approach to Microwave Imaging of Dielectric Targets. pp. 2943-2947
  8. Takuya Sakamoto; Toru Sato. Using a UWB Radar Imaging Method with Five Antennas on a Target with Arbitrary Translation and Rotation Motion. pp. 2948-2952
  9. Marta Guardiola; Andreas Fhager; Luis Jofre; Mikael Persson. Circular Microwave Tomographic Imaging. Experimental Comparison Between Quantitative and Qualitative Algorithms. pp. 2953-2957
  10. Brian Jensen; Thomas Jensen; Vitaliy Zhurbenko; Tom Johansen. Noise Considerations for Vital Signs CW Radar Sensors. pp. 2958-2962
  11. Mehmet E Yavuz; Ahmed E. Fouda; Fernando Teixeira. Target Classification Through Time-Reversal Operator Analysis Using Ultrawideband Electromagnetic Waves. pp. 19-23
  12. Arndt T. Ott; Mohammed Shalaby; Uwe Siart; Robert Brem; Thomas F. Eibert; Julia Engelbrecht; Ralf Collmann. System Simulation of a Localization System Based on Power Level Detection with Distributed Antennas. pp. 24-28
  13. Hongfu Meng. Effects of Incident Wave Polarization on Boresight Error. pp. 29-31
  14. Sebastian Priebe; Martin Jacob; Thomas Kürner. Polarization Investigation of Rough Surface Scattering for THz Propagation Modeling. pp. 32-36
  15. Saverio Mori; Frank S. Marzano; Mario Montopoli; Luca Pulvirenti; Nazzareno Pierdicca; James A. Weinman. Modelling Polarimetric Effects of Precipitation on Spaceborne Side-Looking Aperture Radar Response. pp. 37-41
  16. Vaclav Kabourek. Landmine Detection Using Ground Penetrating Radar and Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar. pp. 42-46
  17. Guy A. E. Vandenbosch. The Future of Computational Electromagnetics: Science or Product. pp. 2984-2985
  18. Eric Vourch. Ku-band Reconfigurable Compact Array in Dual Polarization. pp. 3010-3014
  19. Gustavo Siles; Jose M Riera; Pedro García-del-Pino. Considerations on Cloud Attenuation At 100 and 300 GHz for Propagation Measurements Within the TERASENSE Project. pp. 98-102
  20. Michele D'Urso; Tommaso Isernia; Andrea Francesco Morabito; Giancarlo Prisco. Minimizing the Number of Sensors in the Synthesis of Shaped Beam Patterns. pp. 3193-3196
  21. Carlo Capsoni; Lorenzo Luini; Antonio Martellucci. From Cumulative NWP Precipitation Data to Small Scale Rain Intensity Distribution: Assessment of a Procedure. pp. 177-181
  22. Jose García-Rubia; Jose M Riera; Ana Benarroch; Pedro García-del-Pino. Estimation of Rain Attenuation At Millimetre Waves From Experimental Drop Size Distributions. pp. 194-198
  23. Gabor Vinci. An Ultrawideband Antenna for FMCW-Radar Positioning Systems. pp. 392-394
  24. Ali Ramadan; Mohammed Al-Husseini; Karim Youssef Kabalan; Ali El-Hajj; Christos Christodoulou. A Polarization Reconfigurable Slot Antenna. pp. 425-427
  25. Peter Ludlow; Vincent Fusco. Polarisation-Agile, Evanescent Open-Ended Waveguide Antenna. pp. 495-498
  26. Francesco Belfiori. TDMA X-Band FMCW MIMO Radar for Short Range Surveillance Applications. pp. 511-515
  27. Federica Mastrangeli; Guido Valerio; Alessandro Galli; Angelo De Luca; Mario Teglia. An Attractive S-Band Dual-Pol Printed Antenna for Multifunction Phased Array Radars. pp. 533-535
  28. Saray Sánchez-Sevilleja; Juan Ramón Larrañaga-Sudupe. Broadband Patch Array in Ku-Band for Polarimetric SAR Systems in UAVs. pp. 681-684
  29. Christophe Granet; Ian Davis); John Kot; Chris Rose; Greg Pope. A Simultaneous s/Ka Feed System for Remote Sensing Applications. pp. 696-699
  30. Itziar Angulo; David de la Vega; Olatz Grande; David Guerra; Pablo Angueira. Analysis of the Mast Contribution to the Scattering Pattern of Wind Turbines in the UHF Band. pp. 737-741
  31. Hector T. Fenech; Alessia Tomatis; D. Serrano; Emmanuel Lance; Maria Kalama. Antenna Requirements as Seen by an Operator. pp. 3343-3347
  32. Propagation Modelling and Mapping of Rain,Clouds and Water Vapour to Cope with Spatial and Temporal Variability. pp. 3398-3402
  33. Nazzareno Pierdicca; Fabio Rocca; et al. Synergic Use of EO, NWP and Ground Based Data for the Characterisation of Water Vapour Field. pp. 3403-3406
  34. Susanne Crewell; Frank S. Marzano; Vinia Mattioli; Nazzareno Pierdicca; Carlo Capsoni; Nico Cimini; Ermanno Fionda; Ulrich Löhnert; Antonio Martellucci. Use of Remote Sensing Techniques and Navigation Data for Tropospheric Channel Assessment. pp. 3531-3535
  35. Susanne Hipp; Uwe Siart; Christian Chwala; Thomas F. Eibert; Harald Kunstmann. Dynamic Modelling of Atmospheric Microwave Transmission for Precipitation Quantification Using Mie Scattering. pp. 3536-3539
  36. Rens Baggen; Stefano Vaccaro; Daniel Llorens del Río; Martin Böttcher; Stefan Weitz; Michael Wleklinski. Near/Farfield Measurements of a Polarisation Agile Phased Array At Ku-Band. pp. 1628-1632
  37. Hyung-Joo Lee; Kenneth Lee Ford; Richard Langley. Independently Reconfigurable Multiband High Impedance Surface for L, C, X AND Ku RADAR Bands. pp. 2008-2012
  38. Gianfranco Ruggerini. An X-band Slotted Waveguide Array for Radar Applications. pp. 2030-2032
  39. Andreas Fhager et al. Progress in Clinical Diagnostics and Treatment with Electromagnetic Fields. pp. 2056-2057
  40. Marco Donald Migliore; Daniele Pinchera. Compressed Sensing in Electromagnetics: Theory, Applications and Perspectives. pp. 2089-2093
  41. Abdel-Aziz Hassanin. Inverse Scattering Techniques to Detect the Moving Object in Complex Medium. pp. 3975-3978
  42. Mohammad Hajihashemi; Magda El-Shenawee. Inverse Scattering Level Set Algorithm for Retrieving the Shape and Location of Multiple Targets. pp. 3979-3983