NATO SET-213 Specialist Meeting

12-13 May 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

Organized by Sensors and Electronics Technology Panel
to be held in Tallinn, Estonia

This Specialists’ Meeting is NATO UNCLASSIFIED open to citizens from NATO Nations.

 

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>.

 

Background

Compressive sensing (CS) techniques offer a well established framework for the reconstruction of sparse signals from a reduced number of samples. For instance, 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.

 

Objectives

This NATO S&T Specialist Meeting brings together experts of Compressive Sensing and military systems 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.

 

Keynote Speeches

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Richard Baraniuk, Prof. David Brady, Prof. Gonzalo Arce and Peter Tuuk are giving keynote speeches at our upcoming NATO S&T Specialist Meeting.

 

Location

The SET-213 Specialist Meeting takes place at the
Meriton Grand Conference & SPA Hotel.
Toompuiestee 27
10149 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 66 77 111
Fax: +372 66 77 001
E-mail: reservations@meritonhotels.com
www.meritonhotels.com/conference-spa-hotel-tallinn

Enrolment: On-line enrolment is mandatory via the CSO website (www.cso.nato.int) to obtain access to the meeting site. Deadline for SET-213 enrolment is 04. May 2014.

 

Programme

Please find here the preliminary programme

Monday, 12 May 2014
from     Hall 1
9:00 Registration
9:30     Welcome from STO/CSO + Local Coordinators
09:45     Welcome and Introductory Remarks by the Co-Chairs
09:55     Keynote: Gonzalo Arce
- Compressive Spectral Image Sensing and Optimization
10:40     Coffee Break
11:10     Session A.1
  CS for Electronic Warfare
12:30     Lunch Break
14:00     Keynote: Peter Tuuk
- Adaptive Filtering in CS for Structured Interference Suppression
14:45     Session A.2
  CS Beamforming + DOA + Radar I
16:25     Coffee Break
16:55     Session A.3
  CS Radar II
19:00     No host Dinner
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Hall 1
08:30     Keynote: David Brady
- Compressive Tomography
09:15     Coffee Break
09:45     Session A.4
  MIMO + SAR
11:45     Lunch Break
13:15     Keynote: Richard Baraniuk
- Compressive Nonsensing
14:00     Session A.5
  CS for EO/IR Imaging
15:40     Coffee Break
16:10     Session A.6
  Detection & Tracking
17:50     Closing Remarks

 

Programme
Monday, 12 May 2014
Hall 1
9:00 Registration
9:30   Welcome from STO/CSO + Local Coordinators
9:45   Welcome and Introductory Remarks by the Co-Chairs
9:55   Keynote: Gonzalo Arce
- Compressive Spectral Image Sensing and Optimization
10:40   Coffee Break
A1: CS for Electronic Warfare
  Chairs: N.N.,
11:10   Compressive Sensing for Electronic Warfare Receivers
  Sreeraman Rajan(DRDC, Ottawa, Canada), Chen Wu (DRDC, Ottawa, Canada)
11:30   A Computationally Efficient Multi-coset Wideband Radar ESM Receiver
  Mehrdad Yaghoobi (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Mike E. Davies (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
11:50   Using Compressive Sensing Ideas To Critique Radar-Esm Techniques
  Andy G. Stove (Thales / United Kingdom)
12:10   Photonics-Assisted RF Scanner with Compressive Sensing Capabilities for Electronic Warfare Applications
  Daniel Onori (TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy), Francesco Laghezza (National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy), Filippo Scotti (National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy), Paolo Ghelfi (National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy), Antonella Bogoni (National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy)
12:30   Lunch Break
14:00   Keynote: Peter Tuuk
- Adaptive Filtering in CS for Structured Interference Suppression
A2: CS Beamforming + DOA + Radar I
  Chairs: N.N.,
14:45   Single Snapshot DOA Estimation By Using Compressed Sensing
Stefano Fortunati (University of Pisa, Italy), Raffaele Grasso (CMRE, Italy), Fulvio Gini (University of Pisa, Italy), Maria S. Greco (University of Pisa, Italy), Kevin LePage (CMRE, Italy)
15:05   Some Interesting Cases of Incomplete Sampling in Radar
Stéphane Kemkemian (Thales Airborne Systems, France), Myriam Nouvel (Thales Airborne Systems, France)
15:25   Sparse Representation Based Classification of GPR data
Fabio Giovanneschi (Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany), Maria A. Gonzalez-Huici (Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany)
15:45   Robust Beamforming with Sidelobe Suppression in Impulsive Noise Using Linear Programming and Sparse Approximation
Xue Jiang (McMaster Univ, Canada), Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC, Ottawa, Canada), Thia Kirubarajan (McMaster Univ, Canada)
16:05   GMTI from SAR Images under off-grid considerations
Ludger Prünte (Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany)
16:25   Coffee Break
A3: CS Radar II
  Chairs: N.N.,
16:55   Sparse Delay-Doppler Radar Imaging and Detection Robust to Off-Grid Targets
  Oguzhan Teke (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey), Ali Cafer Gurbuz (TOBB Univ. of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey), Orhan Arikan (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
17:15   Knowledge-Enhanced Radar Imaging and Target Parameter Estimation with Optimized Compressive Measurement
  Nathan Goodman (University of Oklahoma, OK, USA)
17:35   Passive Surveillance Radar using Compressive Sensing
  Matthias Weiß (Fraunhofer FHR, Wachtberg, Germany)
17:55   Distributed sparse scalar field retrieval by dynamic sensor networks
  Raffaele Grasso (NATO-CMRE, La Spezia, Italy), Paolo Braca (NATO-CMRE, La Spezia, Italy), Stefano Fortunati (University of Pisa, Italy), Fulvio Gini (University of Pisa, Italy), Sabrina Greco (University of Pisa, Italy)
19:00   No host Dinner
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Hall 1
8:30   Keynote: David Brady
- Compressive Tomography
9:15   Coffee Break
A4: MIMO + SAR
  Chairs: N.N.,
9:45   Compressed Sensing MIMO experiments with noise waveform radar
Łukasz Maślikowski (Politechnika Warszawska, Poland), Jacek Misiurewicz (Politechnika Warszawska, Poland)
10:05   Compressive Sensing and MIMO radar image interpolation
Giovanni Marino (JRC, Ispra, Italy)
10:25   A Fast Augmented Lagrangian Approach for Compressed SAR Imaging
H. Emre Güven (ASELSAN Inc., Ankara, Turkey), Müjdat Cetin (Sabanci University, Turkey)
10:45   Sparsity-based Image Formation and RFI Mitigation for UWB SAR
Shaun I. Kelly (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Mike E. Davies (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
11:05   ISAR Imaging via Compressive Sensing: A Review
Sonia Tomei (University of Pisa, Italy), Alessio Bacci (University of Pisa, Italy), Elisia Giusti (University of Pisa, Italy), Marco Martorella (University of Pisa, Italy), F. Berizzi (University of Pisa, Italy)
11:25   A Polarimetric Consideration Of SAR Tomography Optimization By Interior Point Methods Via Atomic Decomposition
Filippo Biondi ( University of l'Aquila, Italy)
11:45   Lunch Break
13:15   Keynote: Richard Baraniuk
- Compressive Nonsensing
A5: CS for EO/IR Imaging
  Chairs: N.N.,
14:00   Performance modeling and assessment of compressive sensing imaging
Todd Du Bosq (US Army RDECOM CERDEC, Fort Belvoir, VA, USA), David Haefner (US Army RDECOM CERDEC, Fort Belvoir, VA, USA)
14:20   High-dimensional data-modeling techniques for detection of chemical plumes and anomalies in hyperspectral images and movies.
Mauro Maggioni (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA)
14:40   Most-Informative’ Compressive Measurement Designs for Classification and Reconstruction of Imagery Data
Miguel Rodrigues (University College London, London, UK), Robert Calderbank (University, Durham, NC, USA), Lawrence Carin (University, Durham, NC, USA)
15:00   An iterative sampling framework for the sparse recovery of infrared maritime images
Serdar Cakir (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey), Hande Uzeler (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey), Tayfun Aytac (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey)
15:20   Compressive image reconstruction for single detector rosette scanning infrared seekers
Hande Uzeler (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey), Serdar Cakir (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey), Tayfun Aytac (Tübitak, Ankara, Turkey)
15:20   Coffee Break
A6: Detection & Tracking
  Chairs: N.N.,
15:50   Compressive Target and Extended Target-Like Object Discrimination by Multistatic Underwater Autonomous Systems
Jüri Sildam (CMRE, LaSpezia, Italy), Kevin LePage (CMRE, LaSpezia, Italy)
16:10 Effect of compressed sensing measurements on the performance of target detection for hyperspectral imagery
Nasser M. Nasrabadi (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
16:30   Efficient Target Detection using an adaptive compressive imager
Abhijit Mahalanobis (Lockheed Martin, Orlando, USA)
16:50   Pragmatic & Efficient Compressive Detection/Estimation
Sumit Roy (Univ. of Washington, Seattle, USA)
17:10   Tracking and Geolocation in Clutter with Compressed Measurements
Frankyln D’Souza (McMaster Univ, Canada), Sreeraman Rajan (DRDC, Ottawa, Canada), Thia Kirubarajan (McMaster Univ, Canada)
17:10   Closing Remarks

 

Important Dates

15. Feb. 2014    – Deadline for abstract submission (US)
28. Feb. 2014    – Deadline for abstract submission
15. March 2014   – Notification of authors
28. April 2014    – Deadline for final paper
12.-13. May 2014    – Specialist Meeting

 

Latest Enrolment Date (enrol on-line at http://www.cso.nato.int)


NATO Nations

04. May 2014

 

Chairs & Committee

SET-213 Co-Chairs:

Prof. Joachim Ender (DEU)
Fraunhofer FHR
joachim.ender@fhr.fraunhofer.de
  Prof. Fulvio Gini (ITA)
University of Pisa
f.gini@ing.unipi.it
  Dr. Matthias Weiß, (DEU)
Fraunhofer FHR
matthias.weiss@fhr.fraunhofer.de

 

SET-213 Local Host Coordinator:
Mr. Dmitri Teperik
EST STO National Coordinator
Estonian Ministry of Defense
Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: + 372-7170208
E-mail: Dmitri.Teperik@kaitseministeerium.ee

 

SET-213 Programme Committee Members (preliminary!):

Prof. Moeness Amin
 
Villanova University / USA
 
moeness.amin@villanova.edu
Dr. Laura Anitori
 
TNO / NLD
 
laura.anitori@tno.nl
Prof. Richard Baraniuk
 
Rice University / USA
 
richb@rice.edu
Prof. David Brady
 
Duke University / USA
 
dbrady@duke.edu
Abhijit Mahalanobis
 
Lockheed Martin / USA
 
abhijit.mahalanobis@lmco.com
Dr. Ludger Prünte
 
Fraunhofer FHR / DEU
 
ludger.pruente@fhr.fraunhofer.de

 

NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) SET Panel

SET PANEL EXECUTIVE: Maj. Mauro Roddi Mauri.Roddi@cso.nato.int
SET PANEL ASSISTANT: Mrs. Ewelina Glinska-Lewis ewelina.glinska-lewis@cso.nato.int

 

 

ENROLMENT INFORMATION (Participants & Authors)

Enrolment must be made via internet only at http://www.cso.nato.int
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 : ewelina.glinska-lewis@cso.nato.int

 

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION TO AUTHORS

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.
ABSTRACTS
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-213 Specialist Meeting on "Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR"
  • TITLE OF ABSTRACT/PAPER
  • 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

NOTE
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR US AUTHORS AND NON US CITIZENS AFFILIATED WITH US ORGANIZATIONS
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
4800 Mark Center Drive Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22350-3600
E-mail: osd.pentagon.ousd-amtl.mbx.usnatcor@osd.mil
Tel: +1 (571) 372 6538/9
Fax: +1 (571) 372 6471
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.

Templates and Guides for authors: http://www.cso.nato.int/page.asp?id=384

Look also there for Presentation/Publication Release and Clearance Certificate: Form 13