Second Call for Papers: 2015 IEEE Radar Conference

19 May 2015 - 10:00

Whether you are a user, developer, researcher or enthusiast of radar technology:

Join us for the 2015 IEEE Radar Conference – Out of Africa, always something new! 

The role of radar is continuously evolving. New and emerging threats including piracy, poaching and asymmetric warfare require more capable radars with improved detection and false target rejection capabilities. Coupled with a dynamic operational environment with increasingly complex clutter and higher target density, this gives rise to the need for radar to constantly improve to meet the demands of military, security and civilian applications. This IEEE conference will focus on innovations in radar that rise to these and other challenges in the radar world.


More information is available on the official conference website: IEEE Radar Conference 2015.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-30 October 2015

The conference is held in Johannesburg, South Africa: the city of gold, gateway to Africa, once home to Nelson Mandela and also to the JB1 radar – the first radar ever developed in South Africa! Connected to many cities in US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America via a single flight, Johannesburg, a modern African city, offers an African setting that allows conference goers the option to explore the treasures that South Africa has to offer! A weekend before or after the conference spent at one of the incredible national parks or exploring the riches of the African culture is sure to leave you longing to return!

News from the conference organisers

Call for papers: Submission deadline extended!! 

Due to requests received by many prospective authors, the paper submission deadline has been extended to 25 May 2015 – so you still have time to come and showcase your new insights ! Submit your paper here.

Interested in exhibiting at the Conference?

The conference will provide opportunity to interact with researchers, developers and users in the field of radar from around the globe. If you are interested in exhibiting your products or technology at the conference, please contact Anthony Green (

Interested in presenting a Tutorial?

The conference would like to invite experts from around the globe to present tutorials at the conference. Tutorials allows a broader community of engineers and scientists to be versed in the intricacies of radar and grow a future generation of radar specialists! If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please contact Willie Nel ( or Amit Mishra (

Wondering about things to do in Jo’burg and surrounds?

To help plan your trip, here are some web sites we found that can help you make the most of your visit! (Note however that the conference organisers takes no responsibility for the services they provide …)

Conference topics

Submissions focusing on, but not limited to, topics listed in the table below are invited.


A: Military and Security Applications

  • Border safeguarding
  • Perimeter Protection
  • Enhanced Vision Systems
  • Harbour/Coastal Surveillance
  • Terahertz Imaging – Passive and Active
  • Law Enforcement
  • Foliage Penetration – of great interest in equatorial Africa


B: Civilian Applications


  • Air Traffic Control
  • Navigation Radars
  • Marine Surveillance
  • Altimeters
  • Automotive Radar
  • Medical Monitoring and Imaging
  • Space Debris Monitoring
C: Remote Sensing


  • Weather Radar
  • Windshear Detection Radar
  • Atmospheric Sounders/Profilers
  • Earthquake/Volcano/Tectonic Monitoring
  • Forest mapping and preservation
  • Fire and Flood Monitoring
  • Informal Settlement Characterisation
  • Land use classification
  • Fusion with other data sources
  • Other GIS applications including Terrain mapping and DEM generation


D: Signal Processing

  • Detection
  • Tracking
  • Imaging and target feature extraction
  • Classification and recognition
  • Spectral Estimation
  • Data Fusion
  • GMTI and STAP
  • Compressive Sensing

E: Multisite and Multichannel systems

  • Digital Array Radar
  • Bistatic Radar
  • Multistatic Radar
  • MIMO Radar
  • Joint RF/EO Processing
  • Passive/Commensal Radar


F: Waveform Diversity


  • Waveform Agile Processing
  • Cognitive Radar
  • Noise Radar
  • Radar Spectrum Challenges

G: Radar Systems

  • Space Based Radars
  • Space Object Monitoring Radar
  • Terrain Following and Avoidance
  • Over-The-Horizon Radar (OTHR)
  • Missile Seekers
H: Emerging Techniques


  • Modular System Architecture
  • Ultra-wideband Radar
  • Unconventional Applications
  • Decision aiding and fusion
  • Radar Resource Management
  • Ultra low cost radar
  • Software defined radar
  • Deep-learning in radar

I: Threats and Countermeasures

  • Electronic Attack
  • Electronic protection
  • Electronic support
  • RCS Reduction and stealth




J: Radar Phenomenology (both measurements and modelling of)

  • Target Signature
  • Mono and bistatic Clutter
  • Propagation effects, especially troposheric


K: Improvements in Components


  • Digital RF
  • Photonics in radar
  • T/R Switches
  • MEMS Technology
  • Mm-wave
  • MMIC Design and Applications
  • New SoC developments
L: Antennas


  • Reconfigurable Antennas
  • Antennas for MIMO
  • Phased Arrays
  • Integrated Transceivers
  • Adaptive beamforming
  • Conformal arrays

M: Radar Systems Architectures

  • System Design
  • H/W Implementations
  • Cost Reduction
  • Shared Aperture