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Innovation and Technology on the RADAR as Australia hosts defence, electronics and telecommunications leaders


Australia will host the International Conference on Radar 2013: Beyond Orthodoxy: New Paradigms in Radar, in Adelaide. 

More than 200 specialists are expected to participate in the RADAR 2013 conference where they 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, personnel 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. 

The conference program includes a free public lecture on Tuesday 10 September for community interest groups and senior high school students in a forum on ‘Unlocking the Mysteries of Radar’. 

Adelaide has a large concentration of radar professionals, thanks to organisations such as 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.

According to Dr Sinnott, 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, 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 new generation air traffic control services.

Dr Sinnott observes that the conference contributes the lateral thinking needed to fire the imagination of the international radar community.

Sessions will address several themes including 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 is being held from 9 to 12 September, 2013 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide, South Australia.

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