IRS Focused sessions

Focused session 1 – Radar Technology for Automotive Applications

Focused session 2 – Three-dimensional radar imaging

Focused session 3 – Advanced optimization methods for radar signal processing 

Focused session 1 - Radar Technology for Automotive Applications

Focus area overview

Automotive radars are already introduced into almost every new produced series car. However, more advanced processing techniques and new applications are considered in modern research activities. This session addresses those kind of contributions. This focused session provides room for experts in this area to be able to share and discuss their ideas with other researchers.

Session chairs/organizers:

Marc-Michael Meinecke, Dr. (K-GERA/F),

Volkswagen Group Research – Autonomous driving

marc-michael.meinecke@volkswagen.de

Andreas Danklmayer, Dr.-Ing., 

Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR
Speaker Business Unit Traffic: https://www.fhr.fraunhofer.de/en/businessunits/traffic.html

Andreas.Danklmayer@fhr.fraunhofer.de

Focused session 2 - Three-dimensional radar imaging

Focus area overview

3D radar imaging is becoming a reality and research in this area is increasing rapidly. However, this research field needs further work, specifically, more advanced processing techniques and ad-hoc radars and platforms design, to boost its robustness and make it fully operative in all scenarios. 3D radar images may significantly improve Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) although further research is needed in this field. This focused session provides room for experts in this area to be able to share and discuss their ideas with other researchers.

Session chairs/organizers:

Marco Martorella, Prof. – Dr.,

University of Pisa

Head of the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory – CNIT

Elisa Giusti, Dr. Ing., 

Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory – CNIT

Focused session 3 - Advanced optimization methods for radar signal processing 

Focus area overview

With the increasing challenges arising in nowadays complex operating environments, advanced adaptive/cognitive radar signal processing strategies are envisioned as key enablers to fulfil the even more stressing needs and requirements of demanding surveillance systems. In this context, optimization theory plays a pivotal rule being the design of effective and powerful processing schemes coupled with the formulation and solution of constrained optimization problems, where the constraints are dictated by both endogenous and exogenous information. Many problems still remain unsolved representing current challenges for radar scientists.

Session chairs/organizers:

Antonio De Maio, Full Professor, Dr.,

University of Napoli “Federico II”

Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering

Augusto Aubry, Associate Professor, Dr.,

University of Napoli “Federico II”

Department of Electrical and Information Technology Engineering