Thursday 27th September
University of Adelaide
The Adelaide Radar Research Centre will be holding a small informal one-day workshop on Phased Array Calibration (PACal). The focus of this workshop will be the calibration of RF phased arrays with a particular emphasis on radar, GPS, EW and Radio Astronomy applications. Across the range of radio frequency bands there are a variety of techniques that are being used to calibrate arrays, ranging from using instrumented calibration signals to using targets of opportunity. The aim of the workshop is to exchange ideas and techniques specific to arrays rather than calibration techniques that are applied to single antenna systems. However we do include antennas where the feed is an array.
Confirmed speakers for the workshop are:
Prof Douglas Gray - An Overview of some Signal Processing Techniques for Phased Arrays
Mr. Mathew Trinkle - Mutual Coupling Estimation for GPS Antenna Arrays in the
Presence of Multipath
Prof Iain Reid - Calibration Techniques for VHF Radars
Dr Jim Whittington - Calibration Techniques for SuperDarn Radars
The workshop will be held at the University of Adelaide and will be fully catered, courtesy of the Adelaide Radar Research Centre.
Places at the workshop are limited and are restricted to researchers actively involved in phased arrays and in particular calibration issues. Please note that because of the limited number of places available it is important that a good justification for attending the workshop is provided.
Progress in Radar Research 2012 (PIRR 2012)
Monday 2 - Tuesday 3 April 2012
National Wine Centre of Australia
Hackney Road Adelaide
An opportunity for radar researchers to share their current research and interact with the radar research peer group.
The PIRR series of workshops, held annually except for the "3" and "8" years when Australia hosts the International Conference on Radar (RADAR 20xx), gives an opportunity for researchers in radar and radar-related fields to meet with peers. PIRR 2011 will follow a similar format to that of previous PIRR workshops, each of which have drawn over 100 registrants for two days of presented and poster papers.
The use of the term Progress in the workshop title is intended to convey the idea that the series invites a stock-take on current, not necessarily completed, radar research and is not only a forum for reports of completed work. It also provides an opportunity for peer-exposure and tuning of papers intended for subsequent presentation at a formal conference or for journal publication.
There is no fee for attendance, including morning and afternoon teas and a cocktail reception, but advance registration is required.
Topics of Interest
Research into any area of radar or radar-related science or technology falls within the area of interest of PIRR 2012. Consistent with the intent of the workshop series, PIRR 2012 welcomes proposals for presentations in areas outside radar which bear on issues faced by radar researchers.
Workshop sessions will run from 9am to 5pm on ewach of the two days in a conference format, with ample times for informal interaction.
To offer a presentation ...
Offers of presentations should be made by submitting, by the due date, a one-page abstract by email to the workshop manager at firstname.lastname@example.org . Selection will be made by the workshop technical program committee on the basis of the submitted abstract and no formal written paper is required. Workshop participants will receive a printed A5 booklet of abstracts as submitted. No Workshop proceedings will be produced but authors are encouraged (but not required) to make available their presentation or other material to be incorporated in a CDROM to be issued to attendees after the workshop.
|Cut-off date for submission of abstracts||2 March 2012|
|Advice of acceptance||26 March 2012|
|Workshop sessions||2-3 April 2012|
To register for this event please email your name and organisation to email@example.com. Registrations close on 26th March 2012.
Mark the dates in your diaries and think about preparing an abstract for a presentation.
Day 1, Monday 2 April 2012
0830 Registration and Coffee
0900 Opening Announcements - Don Sinnott, Workshop Chair and Manager
0910 Opening Address - Jackie Craig, Chief EW and Radar Division, DSTO
0930 Keynote paper 1 - Trevor Bird, "Recent Progress in Antennas for Microwave Radar"
SESSION 1 - Radar Applications 1
0955 Jim Whittington, John Devlin, Edhem Custovic, Darrell Elton, Brian Bienvenu, Andrew
McDonald, Hung Nguyen, Vinh Vu, "TIGER-3: A next generation SuperDARN radar"
1020 Alain Protat, Peter May, "Tropical Cloud and Precipitation Radar Research Activities in
1045 BREAK (30 mins)
1115 Keynote paper 2 - Ian Croser, "Radar Design Realities"
SESSION 2 - Radar Applications 2
1140 Dennis Longstaff, "Radar Developments at Teledyne Australia"
1205 Graham Brooker, "Tracking Multiple Australian Plague Locusts from a UAV"
1230 LUNCH (1 hour)
SESSION 3 - HF Radar
1330 Andrew McDonald, Tom Kane, John Devlin, "Ionospheric Research Using HF Radar"
1355 Gordon Frazer, "Initial Results from an Experimental Mode-selective over-the-horizon
SESSION 4 - Poster presenters' summaries - Part 1
1420 - 25 mins for 8 posters - 3 minutes/1 slide each
SESSION 5: Poster Papers
1445 BREAK AND POSTER PAPERS (60 minutes)
SESSION 6 - Radar Signal Processing
1545 Alistair Drake, "Identification of insect targets from their radar characters"
1610 Gerard Rankin, N W D Le Marshall, A Z Tirkel, "MIMO Array for Radar Imaging
1635 Matthew Brincat, James Palmer, Simon Palumbo, David Merrett, "DSTO's Terrestrial
Digital TV Illuminator of Opportunity Bistatic Radar Research"
1700 CONCLUDE DAY 1 - COCKTAIL RECEPTION
1830 IEEE SA Chapters of AP-MTT, C&SP and CAES host a presentation, to which PIRR
2012 attendees are invited, by Trevor Bird, "Advances in Microwave Antennas for Wireless Communications
Program - Day 2
Day 2, Tuesday 3 April, 2012
0830 Coffee available
0900 Keynote paper 3- Lucy Wyatt, "Measuring waves with HF radar"
SESSION 7 - Radar Systems
0925 Bronwyn Dolman, Iain Reid, "Recent Upgrades and Field Trials at Buckland Park"
0950 Jim Whittington, Vinh Vu, Hung Nguyen, John Devlin, Karthik Kamalakkannan, Brian
Bienvenu, "Digital Operations of the TIGER 3 Radar"
1015 Edhem Custovic, Darrell Elton, John Devlin, Jim Whittington, Brian Bienvenu, Adam
Console, "A flexible antenna for the use in SuperDARN radars"
1040 BREAK (30 mins)
SESSION 8 - Radar Applications 3
1110 Susan Rennie, "Quality control issues for Doppler weather radar affected by various types
1135 Rob Middleton, Stephen Tsitas, "Novel Methods and Applications for Space-Based
Synthetic Aperture Radar"
1200 M Martorella, E Guisti, F. Berizzi, A. Bacci, "ISAR Based Technique for Refocussing
Non-cooperative Targets in SAR Images"
1225 David Crisp, "Radar cross-section measurements of small wooden fishing vessels"
1250 LUNCH (1 hour)
SESSION 9 - Radar Modelling
1350 Mark Graham. "Modelling a C-Band Space Surveillance Radar using STK"
1415 James McCarthy, "A basic model of look-down detection of air targets by a coherent
airborne radar system"
SESSION 10 - Poster presenters' summaries - Part 2
1440 20 mins for 6 posters - 3 mins/1 slide each
SESSION 11 - Poster papers
1500 BREAK AND : POSTER PAPERS (45 minutes)
SESSION 12 - Clutter, detection and tracking
1545 Luke Rosenberg, "The Effect of Temporal Correlation with K and KK-distributed Sea-
1610 Hugh Kennedy, "A powerful test statistic for automatic management of MHT tracks in
dense clutter with an unknown probability of target detection"
1635 Graham Weinberg, "An overview of radar detection research based on the Pareto clutter
1700 CONCLUDE WORKSHOP
Poster presentations - Part 1.
Day 1, Monday 2 April.
Summaries from 1420, poster session from 1445
Yunhan Dong, "Problems with Current Whitening Processing in Optimal Detectors"
Edhem Custovic, Vinh Vu, John Devlin, Jim Whittington, "Real-time radar phase measurement and calibration"
Darrell Elton, Edhem Cutovic, John Devlin, Jim Whittington, " RF Transmitter Advancements for the TIGER-3 radar"
Leonie Lanigan, Bertram Ostendorf, Alan Seed, "Identification & source of persistent radar errors"
Stephen Searle, James Palmer, "Clutter Cancellation Algorithms for Passive Bistatic Radar"
Don Dissanayake, "Generic EW Core for High-End EW Applications"
Waddah Al-Ashwal, K Woodbridge, H D Griffiths, M R Inggs, J S Sandenbergh, "Multistatic Radar for Sea Clutter and Marine Target Signature Measurement"
Yee Mun Fan, Yi Zhang, Vui Jet Ching, Brian Ng, Doug Gray, "Calibration of Large Scale VHF Wind Profiling Radar Arrays"
Poster presentations - Part 2.
Day 2, Tuesday 3 April.
Summaries from 1440, poster session from 1500
Sonia Tomei, "A MIMO radar signal simulator for OTH radar"
Daniel Finch, "Pareto Mixture Distributions and Detection Performance"
Peter Cooke, "Aliasing, Filter Order and Fractional Sampling"
Sandun Kodituwakku, Andrew Shaw, Scott Capon, Leigh Powis, "Whitening Filter for Improved Detection in Radar Measurements with Correlated Noise"
Graham Weinberg, Lachlan Gunn, "Polynomial autocorrelation control for memoryless nonlinear transform"
Thang Bui, Joseph Rabig, Douglas Gray, Richard Drake, "Through-the-Wall Imaging Radar"