European Radar Conference 2021

5 - 7 April 2022


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The 18th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2021) will be held from the 5 - 7 April 2022 in London, UK, in the framework of the European Microwave Week 2021. This Radar Conference is the major European event for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar research, technology, system design and applications. The EuRAD conference will bring together a global network of researchers, practitioners and institutes working on topics related to the following four areas of focus.

The Radar Sub-systems and Phenomenology topic comprises radar electromagnetic phenomenology (including radar cross section) modelling and characterisation, antenna design (simulation and measurements) including innovations and methods in antenna characterisation, active or passive phased arrays and transceiver technologies as well as reconfigurable front-ends and sub-systems.

The Radar Signal and Data Processing topic aims to attract innovative research contributions on digital beamforming and other multiantenna processing techniques (including MIMO, multi-static and networked), interferometry, polarimetry, tomography, waveform diversity, detection, tracking and target localisation, high-resolution radar signal processing techniques, classification, robust multidimensional signal processing techniques and compressive sensing. Submissions are also expected in the use of machine learning, deep learning and adaptive techniques for radar.

The Radar Architecture and Systems topic incorporates the latest development of sensors from the classical designs such as CW, over-the-horizon, passive, noise and polarimetric radar, up to the most complex and sophisticated architectures, incorporated in, for example, remotely piloted aircraft, multi-sensor and multifunctional systems, UWB systems and millimetre-wave and THz radars. New tools for radar simulation and system performance modelling, model-based design, as well as new trends in cognitive, bio-inspired and software defined radars are encompassed.

The Radar Applications topic encompasses various domains such as automotive radars, defence and security, ground/space radar, remote sensing, subsurface and ground penetrating radar, surveillance, traffic control, as well as other radar uses, related to medical, industrial, and system diagnostic applications. Novel applications benefiting from multi-static radar systems, passive radar, short range and near-field radars, bio-medical imaging, millimetre-wave and THz technology or any other new emerging radar application are also included. A transversal focus is also expected on the re-emerging areas of electronic surveillance and countermeasures for radar applications also in relation to the growth of the internet-of-things.

Conference Topics

RADAR Sub-systems and Phenomenology

R01 Phenomenology and Modelling
R02 Radar Antenna Design and Characterisation
R03 Radar Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies
R04 Radar Front-Ends

RADAR Signal and Data Processing

R05 Beam-Forming and Multi-antenna techniques
R06 Sensor Management, Cognitive Techniques and Waveform Diversity
R07 Imaging Techniques
R08 Tracking, Localisation and Classification
R09 Robust Detection, Compressive Sensing and Information Extraction

RADAR Architectures and Systems

R10 Radar Ultra-Wideband Technology and Systems
R11 Imaging, HF and Short-range Radar Systems
R12 Passive and Multi-sensor Architectures and Systems
R13 Adaptive and Cognitive Radar systems
R14 Multifunctional Radar
R15 Radar Millimetre-wave, THz Technology and Systems
R16 System Simulation and Modelling

RADAR Applications

R17 Defence, Civil and Security
R18 Electronic Surveillance (ES) and Electronic Warfare (EW)
R19 Subsurface & Medical Applications; Near Field Radar
R20 Automotive Applications
R21 Industrial Applications and Emerging Radar Applications
R22 Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Conference Highlights

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 designers and developers from all over the world to stimulate development of new trends, products and services. International experts will present keynote papers on topics of current importance and on the latest advances. Tailored short-courses and workshops will complement the programme.

EuMA Radar Prize

The EuMA Radar Prize is awarded by the EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee to the best paper at the 18th European Radar Conference. The value of the EuMA Radar Prize is €3,000. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

EuRAD Young Engineer Prize 

The EuRAD Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award a EuRAD Young Engineer Prize of €2,000 to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding contribution at the European Radar Conference. To be eligible, candidates must (1) be under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) be the first author of the paper, and (3) be the contribution presenter in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have made a major contribution to the work reported which must be described in an electronic statement signed by all authors of the paper (effectively co-authors state that their contribution was merely advisory). Further rules are similar to EuMC and EuMIC.

Reduced Fees and Special Grants

Reduced registration fees are offered for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more and for military personnel (with proof of affiliation). The European Microwave Association will also provide up to five student grants of €750 and free EuRAD registration. Applicants for a student grant must be aged 30 or younger at the time of the European Microwave Week, be a full-time student, i.e., an undergraduate or a PhD student, and they will be asked to provide a supervisor’s written confirmation of their current student status. The European Microwave Association will also provide several grants for delegates coming from low income countries. The value of the grant is €750 in addition to a free EuRAD registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW 2021 Grants Chair by emailing by 2 October 2021.

18th EuRAD Team

James Watts

Stephen Harman

TPC Chair:
Matt Ritchie



About EuMA

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]

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