Here you find all information on our first CoSeRa workshop.

Radar/SAR awaits Compressed Sensing

Compressed sensing (CS) techniques offer a framework for the detection and allocation of sparse signals with a reduced number of samples. Today, modern radar systems operate with high bandwidths - demanding high sample rates according to the Shannon-Nyquist theorem - and a huge number of single elements for phased array antennas. Often only a small amount of target parameters is the final output, raising the question, whether CS could be a good means to reduce data size, complexity, weight, power consumption and costs of radar systems. The amount of publications addressing the application of CS to radar is still limited, leaving open a number of questions.



The scope of the International Workshop was to bring experts of Compressed Sensing together to explore the state-of-the-art in development of such techniques in the different nations and for the different applications and to turn out its advantages or possible drawbacks compared to classical solutions. The workshop program will include invited speeches from distinguished experts as well as contributed talks.



Keynote Speakers at CoSeRa 2012

Thomas Strohmer, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, USA. A world-leading scientist in the field of Compressed Sensing and its applications to signal processing problems.

Gilda Schirinzi, Professor, Engineering Faculty, University of Naples "Parthenope". A leading scientist in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar and Compressive Sensing.


Key aspects

The presented contributions where from:

  • CS for pulse compression
  • CS for synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
  • CS for SAR tomography
  • CS for active and passive airspace surveillance
  • CS for moving target detection
  • CS for radar clutter suppression
  • CS for MIMO architectures
  • Hardware aspects of CS
  • CS for radiometry and sonar
  • Mathematical aspects of CS in radar
  • CS in statistical signal processing



The truly international workshop provided an excellent forum for experts, research engineers, and scientists working in the area of Compressive Sensing and Radar/SAR.
They get insight into the current research trends, innovative sensor technology, associated signal processing, and the subsequent data processing and transmission steps.

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