Microwave Engineering and Electromagnetics are key technology areas. Many of the modern day’s electronic gadgets and devices owe their existence to some derivative of electromagnetics and microwave engineering. Radio sets & radio broadcasting, televisions & real time video transmission through satellites, speed monitoring radars to space borne imaging radars, sophisticated avionics to what has become a necessity of contemporary times, cellular communications all stem from advancement in microwave engineering.

Historically, it was the advancement in radar development during Second World War that substantiated the potential of microwave engineering. As the products evolved through the corridors of time, technologies associated with this sphere of engineering became pivotal in imparting cutting edge to number of military and civilian equipment.

The Wireless Communications and Radar Activity of IBCAST offers a broad coverage of topics related to RF and microwave technology making it a premier event in this area for scientific and educational community in Pakistan. Our endeavor is to promote research in this key technology area and bring academia and industry closer to bridge this technology gap.

This track also has a unique feature of microwave technology coverage related to civil and military radar. Topics related to technologies up to systems and applications are covered such as waveform generation; radar signal processing; antenna systems; radar imaging and object classification etc.

Another salient feature of this year's activity is a special session on "Phased Array Radars & Characterization".

High quality papers reporting on novel solutions on the following topics are encouraged:

    Radar Topics

  • Synthetic Aperture Radars, ISAR
  • MIMO Radars
  • Ultra Wide Band Radar, GPR
  • Radar Performance Modeling/Measurement
  • Bistatic / Multi-static Radars
  • Analog / Digital Beam Forming
  • Near Field & Far Field Antenna Characterization
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Phased Array Radar Calibration
  • Multifunction Phased Array Radar
  • Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)
  • Radar DSP Hardware
  • RF / Microwave Circuit Design, RFICs & MMICs
  • Reconfigurable Front-ends
  • Active / Passive Device Modeling
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Radio Imaging including mm-wave and THz
  • Imaging systems
  • RCS Reduction / Stealth Design
  • High Resolution Range Profile (HRRP)

    Wireless Communication Topics

  • Software defined Radios
  • Satellite & Space Communication
  • Emerging Wireless Mobile Applications
  • Network Centric Warfare
  • Electromagnetic Scattering, Channel / Interference Modeling
  • Adhoc Networks
  • Wireless Technologies in Electro Medical Devices
  • Metamaterials, FSSs and Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures
  • Communication Systems Simulation
  • Integrated Transceivers
  • Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting
  • Smart Antennas
  • MIMO Systems
  • Antenna Systems: Theory, Modeling and Measurement
  • Internet of Things
  • Near body communication

Dates to Remember 2019

  • Abstract Submission 25th July
  • Abstract Acceptance 15 Aug
  • Paper Submission 30 Aug 15 Sep
  • Paper Acceptance 1 Nov 10 Nov
  • Participation Application 20 Nov