More than 200 specialists will present and discuss emerging and applied technologies and innovative radar solutions, from aircraft traffic control, electronic protection systems and weather forecasting through to mine safety, personal movement tracking and new automobile collision avoidance technologies.
Conference media spokesperson Dr Don Sinnott says Australia is one of only five countries selected to host the prestigious event. Previous events in the conference’s five-year cycle have been held in China, France, the USA and the UK. Senior government and scientific delegations from these other host countries will attend the Australian conference.
As radar technologies become ever more pervasive in our everyday lives, the conference program includes a free public lecture on the Tuesday afternoon (10 September) aimed to include community interest groups and senior high school students in a forum on ‘Unlocking the Mysteries of Radar’.
“We’re very pleased to hold the conference in Adelaide where we have a large centre of gravity in terms of radar professionals,” Dr Sinnott said.
This includes the Coordination Centre for the Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar Network or JORN, the Defence Science & Technology Organisation divisions for Radar, Communications, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, and the Defence Force’s Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit.
“Despite the adverse economic conditions impacting the world since the conference was last in Adelaide in 2008, radar system activity remains at the forefront of new developments in applied technologies,” Dr Sinnott said, providing examples such as weather forecasting, increased personal safety on roads and in the workplace, new airborne and ground defence capabilities, improved wide area maritime surveillance, and calls for new generation air traffic control services.
Radar was pioneered in World War II and today encompasses component technologies such as signal processing algorithms, materials science and computational electromagnetics, which Dr Sinnott says have provided an “evolutionary pathway” to ever more efficient means of implementing radar systems.
"Every so often, though, a revolutionary advance will be made, and bringing a group of leaders together in Adelaide can be part of that innovation process," Dr Sinnott said.
"The conference contributes the lateral thinking needed to fire the imagination of the international radar community."
Sessions will address the following themes: radar imaging, phenomenology and propagation, HF radar, cross fertilisation/radar marketplace, passive radar, clutter, special applications, mathematical techniques, radar systems, detection and tracking, NCTR and signatures, waveform design and modelling and simulation.
the 2013 International Conference on Radar
RADAR 2013 is part of a global conference series supported by engineering institutions in countries that host the event in turn, respectively Societe Des Electriciens et des Electroniciens (SEE) in France, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the USA, the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the UK and the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust). RADAR 2013’s core sponsors and underwriters are the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SA Section and Engineers Australia (EA) through their national Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) College.
WHAT: International Conference on Radar
WHEN: 9-12 September, 2013
WHERE: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide, South Australia
To attend as a delegate:
Tel: +61 8 8125 2200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Website: www.aomevents.com/Radar2013
(1) Don Sinnott, PhD, LFIEEE, FIEAust
Adjunct Professor in Radar Systems, University of Adelaide
Mobile: +61 (0)419 658 123
(2) Bevan Bates
Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide
Mobile: +61 (0) 0411 745 727
Jeff Walsh FIEAust CPEng NPER
Tel: +61 (0) 0421 685 327
Media Liaison Jeff Walsh FIEAust CPEng NPER
P: +61 (0) 0421 685 327