NATO RSM/319 New Mathematics for Multidimensional Radar Systems

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etc


Recent development in radar systems have led to high dimensional data collection. Advancements in position, navigation and timing allow distributed networks of radars to operate coherently together, with multiple radar transmitters and receivers operating coherently in “multi-static” configurations. Emitters of opportunity from communications allow radars to operate passively. A new ubiquity in radar satellites results in ever shorter repeat passes, providing a richness in temporal data which can be used for interferometry and detection of changes. Radars are able to operate over increasingly wider frequency bandwidths, with greater adaptivity of emitted waveforms, can be fully polarimetric, receive ever more channels from array antennas, and fuse information from multiple sources to operate adaptively. These developments often enable – and are driven by – using radars for more challenging applications, such as imaging through walls, foliage and other obscurants; detecting and recognising low observable objects; or adapting to operate in a congested and contested electromagnetic environment.

With the increased complexity of multi-dimensional radar data, comes new fundamental mathematical challenges – how it is modelled, what information it contains, and how to process or share the resulting new large quantities of data.

This knowledge exchange workshop is being delivered as part of the INI Programme on Rich and Nonlinear Tomography - a multidisciplinary approach (RNT). It is being organised by the RNT Programme organisers, the Newton Gateway and ICMS with the NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) as a NATO Research Specialists Meeting.

This workshop seeks to understand the new and cutting-edge mathematics research required to enable, exploit and enhance advanced multi-dimensional radar systems. It will bring together specialists in multi-dimensional radar systems with leading mathematicians across a wide range of applicable disciplines. This will bring about new dialogue between disciplines, breaking down communication barriers to help a greater understanding, and provide the foundations of a new community of practice. The event will inform future research and planning within NATO, ongoing mathematics research at the INI, as well as future collaborative and interdisciplinary activities.
Period21 Feb 202323 Feb 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburghShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational