NATO SET-192 Specialist Meeting

16. September 2013, Bonn, Germany

Organized by Sensors and Electronics Technology Panel
to be held Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany

This Specialists’ Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to citizens from NATO and Partnership-for-Peace (PfP) Nations.

Unclassified papers should be presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Compressive Sensing applied to Radar (CoSeRa 2013), which takes place from 17-19 September 2013 in Bonn, Germany. More information on CoSeRa 2013 can be obtained from the workshop website: CoSeRa 2013

All presentations and discussions will be held in English.
No conference fee for presenters and participants of this NATO Speciliast Meeting.

Download the flyer for this Specialist Meeting from <here>.

There is the day after the SET-192 Specialist Meeting an international workshop on compressive sensing applied to Radar (CoSeRa 2013) in Bonn from 17-19 September. More information on CoSeRa 2013 can be obtained from the workshop website: CoSeRa 2013 or download the flyer for this workshop from <here>.



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 objective of this Specialist Meeting is to bring experts of Compressed Sensing and radar techniques together to explore the state-of-the-art in development of CS techniques in the different nations and for the different applications and to turn out its advantages or possible drawbacks compared to classical solutions. The Specialist Meeting will include invited presentations from distinguished experts as well as contributed talks. It intends to provide a forum for experts, research engineers, and scientists working in the areas of Compressive Sensing and Radar/SAR. It has been shown, that CS exhibits the property to generate super resolved SAR/ISAR images which could be of high military interest.




Monday, 16. September 2013
from to   Foyer Hall 1
9:30 09:40   Welcome by J. Ender and Fulvio Gini
09:40 09:55   Overview NATO/SCO
09:55 10:35   Session A.1
CS applied to Radar/SAR
10:35 11:05   Coffee Break
11:05 12:05   Session A.2
CS applied to Radar/SAR
12:05 13:30   Lunch Break
13:30 17:00   Technical Tour Fraunhofer FHR

Monday, 16. September 2013
  Hall 1
9:30 - 9:40 Welcome by Joachim Ender and Fulvio Gini
9:40 - 9:55 Overview NATO/SCO
A1: CS applied to Radar/SAR
9:55 - 10:15 Bayesian Compressive Sensing in Radar Processing
Radmila Pribić
10:15 - 10:35 Bayesian Compressive Sensing for Radar Systems and Applications - Recent Advances at the ELEDIA Research Center
Giacomo Oliveri
10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break
A2: CS applied to Radar/SAR
11:05 - 11:25 Tomographic SAR Inversion by Generic Log-Barrier Algorithm – The Second Order Cone Programming Approach
Filippo Biondi
11:25 - 11:45 A Compressive Sensing approach to the Fusion of PCL Sensors
Joachim Ender
11:45 - 12:05 P-Band Tropical Forests Scattering parameters Retrieval by a Second Order Cone Programming Approach
Filippo Biondi
12:05 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00 Technical Tour Fraunhofer FHR


Important Dates

01. May 2013    – Deadline for abstract submission (US)
15. May 2013    – Deadline for abstract submission
01. June 2013   – Notification of authors
26. Aug. 2013    – Deadline for final paper
16. Sept. 2013    – Specialist Meeting

17.-19. Sept. 2013 - CoSeRa 2013


Latest Enrolment Date (enrol on-line at

NATO Nations

26 August 2013

PfP Nations

26 July 2013


Chairs & Committee

SET-192 Co-Chairs:

Prof. Joachim Ender (DEU)
Fraunhofer FHR
  Prof. Fulvio Gini (ITA)
University of Pisa
  Dr. Matthias Weiß, (DEU)
Fraunhofer FHR


SET-192 Local Host Coordinator:
Dr. Matthias Weiß
Fraunhofer FHR
Fraunhoferstrasse 20
53343 Wachtberg
Phone: +49 (0) 228 / 9435-267


SET-192 Programme Committee Members:

Dr. Laura Anitori
Dan Brookes
DRDC Ottawa / CAN
Prof. Gian C. Cardarilli
Uni. of Rome Tor Ver. / ITA
Prof. Justin Romberg
GATech Atlanta / USA
Prof. Ali Cafer
Dr. Raffaele Grasso
Dr. Ernst Krogager
Prof. Krzysztof Kulpa
Uni. of Tech. / POL
Prof. Gilda Schirinzi
Uni. of Naples Parthenope / ITA
Prof. Abdelhak Zoubir
Uni. of Darmstadt / DEU


NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) SET Panel

SET PANEL ASSISTANT: Mrs. Ewelina Glinska-Lewis



ENROLMENT INFORMATION (Participants & Authors)

Enrolment must be made via internet only at
Note: if you enrolled for other RTO-STO activities in the past, please use the same e-mail address as previously. If your e-mail address has changed, please inform the STO-CSO contact before enrolling.
Once your enrolment has been validated, you will receive a General Information Package with the latest information on travel, accommodation and local arrangements. Please note that participants are to make their own travel arrangements and hotel bookings.
If you are unable to enrol via the internet, please contact the SET PANEL Assistant :




All authors that wish to be invited for presenting at the meeting need to send an abstract as described below.
The authors selected by the Programme Committee will receive the Instruction for Authors package from SET Panel office concerning the details of the paper/presentation, publication, etc.
Please note that the authors of papers selected for presentation will not be financially supported by this organization. You are fully responsible for your own hotel and travel.
Each speaker will normally have 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussions.
All abstracts of papers must be submitted by the deadline set in the preliminary schedule.
Non-US authors  must send the abstract by e-mail as PDF to both:

US authors and non US Citizen affiliated with US organization please see Note below.
The abstracts (length :200-500 words) should contain the following information:

  • SET-192 Specialist Meeting on "Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR"
  • Name of Author/Co-Author(s) Company/Affiliation, complete mailing addressees, telephone, Fax and e-mail addresses
  • CONTENT - scope of the contribution, relevance to the meeting, rational, conclusions

Abstracts of Papers from the U.S. must be sent ONLY to the following POC:
NATO CSO U.S. National Coordinator
ODDR&E/International Technology Programs
2001 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 210B
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: +1 (703) 681 4166 ext 106
Fax: +1 (703) 681 4164
All US Authors must include the following statement in a covering letter:

  • The work described in this abstract is cleared for presentation to NATO audiences
  • The abstract is technical correct
  • If work is sponsored by a government agency, identify the organization and attest that the organization is aware of submission
  • The abstract is NATO/PfP Unclassified; and
  • The abstract does not violate any proprietary rights.

NOTE: 1. Only complete packages (abstract plus all items listed above) will be accepted by the US P.O.C.

2. After review and approval, the US POC will forward all US abstracts with the Details of Authors Form to the SET Panel Assistant. All US abstracts must be received directly from the US POC. US abstracts will not be accepted directly from authors.

3. In the event, there are any questions or concerns with these requirements, U.S. authors are encouraged to contact the US POC as early as possible. Delays in meeting POC deadlines will impact the timely submission of your abstract.