The South African Radar Interest Group (SARIG) will be hosting its biennial Radar Conference on 20 October and in anticipation has issued a call for papers.
The virtual conference, to be held via Microsoft Teams, has as its theme ‘Radar for Society’, which invites presentations of radar applications from all spheres of society. This theme was chosen based on the fact that Radar is now ubiquitous and everyone is benefiting from it, the organissers said.
The closing date for the call for papers is 6 August.
Those interested in presenting on the theme should make sure it is relevant, beneficial to the radar community and cover about 25 minutes.
The last SARIG conference was held in 2019 with the theme of ‘Radar in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)’.
SARIG held its first radar conference in October 2015 and its second in November 2017. SARIG is a not-for-profit organisation established to further the cause of radar in South Africa. Since its inception in 2008, SARIG organized the 75th anniversary of Radar in South Africa conference in 2014 whereby 150 people attended, and in 2015 SARIG organized an international Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Radar conference which saw more than 220 people attending from all over the world.
SARIG believes that both developing and developed nations have growing interest in the use of radar to monitor large areas for diverse civilian and military applications. Globally, new and current threats such as piracy, poaching, warfare and acts of terrorism require improved radar technology to allow border protection, prevention of human trafficking, wildlife preservation, facility protection, and more. Radar systems must deliver new and specialised levels of information and it is therefore important to continue sharing the most recent research and state of the art developments.