One of Europe’s most renowned radar institutes Fraunhofer FHR cordially invites you to join us for our 6th International Summer School on Radar / SAR in July 2014. We offer the unique opportunity to gain an in-depth education on radar and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques by distinguished international lecturers. Our programme covers a wide range from radar fundamentals over state-of-the-art Radar/SAR systems to sophisticated radar signal processing techniques and their applications in remote sensing.
As a student at the International Summer School you are welcome to a stimulating academic environment in a vibrant atmosphere among international radar specialists and experts. Our intellectually rewarding courses (<45 students) are accompanied by workshops, which will manifest the just learned theory, excursions as well as cultural and social events, introducing you to UNESCO’s World Heritage, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and to the famous city of Cologne.
Context and Aim
The main focus of the 6th International Summer School on Radar/SAR lies in particular in imparting the knowledge of the physical fundamentals and technologies of modern Radar/SAR systems and the necessary signal processing steps. Special emphasis is put on imaging radar. Considered systems and applications are regarded within civilian range and in the defense.
Contents of the lectures are
- Introduction and fundamentals of radar technology
- Overview of different radar systems
- Phased array radar and array processing: antenna technology, phased array antennas, digital beamforming (DBF)
- Radar imaging (synthetic aperture radar (SAR ))
- Interferometric SAR
- Bi-/ multistatic and passive radar/SAR systems
- Antennas and scattering
- Special radar techniques: waveform, Terahertz imaging, ultra wideband (UWB) radar, ground penetrating radar (GPR)
The 6th International Summer School on Radar/SAR takes place at Haus Humboldtstein in Remagen-Rolandseck, which is located about 15 km south of Bonn.
Haus Humboldtstein (Location in Google Maps)
Phone: ++49 (0) 2228 / 932-0
Fax: ++49 (0) 2228 / 932-100
The International Summer School will consist of a series of lectures given by recognized experts on the above topics and related fields of application. There will be parallel workshops accompanied by experts from FHR which will strengthen the learned material. The attendees will have the opportunity to present their workshop results in a dedicated session.
The International Summer School is delighted to announce that Cassidian (an EADS Company) is funding this event.
Start of Application Process: 01 December 2013
Deadline for Application: 16 March 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 30 March 2014
- To complete the registration, participants of the International Summer School on Radar/SAR must pay registration fees of 600,- Euro for students, 900,- Euro for PhD candidates or 1200,- Euro for all other participants. The fee includes 7 days accommodation, full board, all lectures and workshops, printed lecture material and other common activities.
- If the minimum number of registrants for the summer school is not reached, the course will be cancelled. Applicants will be contacted and a full refund will be provided.
About the host
The host of the International Summer School on Radar / SAR is the
Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR.
The Fraunhofer FHR is one of 60 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. It is located near the southern border of North Rhine-Westphalia on the hill ‘Wachtberg’ (the surrounding municipality has the same name) near Bonn. Its conspicuous characteristic is the “Kugel” (ball), the world´s largest radome with a diameter of 49 metres, which houses the space observation radar TIRA (tracking and imaging radar).
The Fraunhofer FHR develops concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensor systems – particularly in the field of radar. This is done in close conjunction with novel signal processing methods and innovative technologies in the frequency range from VHF to lower Terahertz. The institute’s expertise – reinforced by highly sophisticated experimental systems that are developed and maintained in-house – covers almost every aspect of modern radar technology. Radar and related high frequency systems form a key technology for defence and security. Hence the institute does not only provide a significant share in counselling and consultation to the German Ministry of Defence but it also supports – through its in-house developed systems – the capabilities of the armed forces.
For more information visit www.fraunhofer.de.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Ender
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 9435 – 227
Fax: ++49 (0)228 / 9435 – 627
Dr. Matthias Weiß
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 9435-267
Fax:+49 (0)228 / 9435-633