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


Best wishes in 2014 from EuMA

The European Microwave Association sent to all members their greetings and best wishes for coming New 2014 Year. Balls are so traditional that no Christmas can do without them. But they shouldn’t be all alike – the idea to use Smith chart for Christmas balls makes this card original, memorable and exclusive. Thank you.


Filed under: Events No Comments

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.


Open Day at the EWI faculty – 2013

The short movie about Open Day at the EEMCS (EWI) faculty. The PARSAX radar appeared on screen at 01:53...

YouTube Preview Image

New PARSAX poster for TUD Open Dagen

For the TUD/EWI Faculty Open Dagen (31 maart en 1 april) we prepared a poster (special thanks to Samantha Liebregts from Marketing&Communicatie for design), which was presented during the event. The PARSAX as software defined radar gives to the MSc students and researchers the full freedom to implement and validate practically new ideas for radar signals, processing algorithms, applications. Actually, there are a possibility on the base of this flexible research platform to create a completely new radar, highly optimized for specific application.

Maak je eigen radar!