Online Lecture Series »Radar in Action«

Experts from Fraunhofer are at the forefront of the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic - and support industry and society in coping with its direct effects and subsequent consequences. We at Fraunhofer FHR are developing new radar applications to support the economy and society in these difficult times.

With the presentation of our research results we would like to show what is possible with radar and how you can use the possibilities. Unfortunately, this is hardly possible in personal form at the moment. That is why we have started the public online lecture series "Radar in Action" on the institute's various radar applications: from contactless life sign detection and space observation to autonomous driving and much more. The lectures are aimed at customers, partners and interested parties from industry, politics, science and society.

The half-hourly events take place on Tuesdays every two weeks at 2 pm CET. They include live presentations on a radar application - partly including live demonstrations using experimental systems as well as opportunities for questions and exchange. Participation is free of charge, only a registration is necessary.

Topics and Dates

Currently, our online lecture series is on pause.

Past topics and dates 2022

These lectures are unfortunately already over.


Englisch / 15.2.2022

Radar-Imaging – An Introduction to the Theory Behind

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


Englisch / 1.3.2022

Clutter-Free Localization by Harmonic Radar at 60/120 GHz

Speaker: M. Sc. Steffen Hansen


Englisch / 15.3.2022

Synthesis of radar raw data in traffic scenarios by ray tracing

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Dallmann, M. Eng. Stefan Wald


Englisch / 29.3.2022

Scattering identification in ISAR images

Speaker: M. Sc. Simon Wagner

Past topics and dates 2021

These lectures are unfortunately already over.


English / 23.2.2021

High-resolution imaging with a 240-Ghz radar with SiGe chip

Speaker:  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl, Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


English / 2.3.2021

Parasol: Passive radar controls nighttime marking of wind turbines

Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Schell


German / 9.3.2021

Radar schützt Fußgänger – das HORIS-Projekt

Referent: Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


English / 16.3.2021

Ballast Condition Assessment in modern railways using RADAR

Thoetphan Kingsuwannaphong, M. Sc. (RWTH Aachen)
Stefan Rümmler, M. Sc.


English / 23.3.2021

Real-time SAR - live aerial imaging in all weather conditions

Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Stanko


English / 20.4.2021

Danger from drones: Monitoring airports with millimeter wave radar

Speaker:  M. Sc. Winfried Johannes


German / 27.4.2021

Synthese von Radarrohdaten in Verkehrsszenarien durch Raytracing

Referent: M. Eng. Stefan Wald, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Dallmann


English / 4.5.2021

Machine Learning for Radar Applications – Small Target Detection and Robust Classification using Neural Networks

Speaker:  M.Sc. Simon Wagner


Deutsch / 11.5.2021

TIRA als Sensor im Bereich Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Referent: M. Sc. Nora Egli


English / 18.5.2021

DVB-S based passive radar imaging

Speaker: Dr. Iole Pisciottano  


German / 1.6.2021

Additive Herstellungsverfahren für Millimeterwellen-Komponenten

Referent: M. Eng. Alex Shoykhetbrod


English / 8.6.2021

The HORIS Project – How radar helps to protect pedestrians

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


German / 15.6.2021

Bildgebende Materialanalyse – SAMMI 3.0

Referent: M. Sc. Sven Leuchs


German / 14.9.2021

Detektion von Verkehrsteilnehmern mittels kooperierender Sensoren

Speaker: M. Sc. Simon Wagner, M. Sc. Laura Anger 


German / 28.9.2021

Luftgetragene Aufklärung und Überwachung mit Radar

Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Wolfram Bürger, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Olaf Saalmann


English / 12.10.2021

Observing and Supporting De-orbiting Operations with the TIRA Space Observation Radar

Speaker: Dr. Vassilis Karamanavis


German / 26.10.2021

3D-Abbildung mit Radar - eine fachliche Einführung

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel  


English / 23.11.2021

Imaging Material Analysis - SAMMI 3.0

Speaker: M. Eng. Christopher Schwäbig

Past topics and dates 2020

These lectures are unfortunately already over.


Deutsch / 8.9.2020

Höhere Auflösung, dreidimensionale Abbildungen: Neue Fähigkeiten durch Aufklärung mit luftgetragenem Kreis-SAR

Referent: Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Palm



The Star Trek Tricorder becomes reality - How radar enables life sign detection from a distance

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel


Deutsch / 22.9.2020

Hochauflösendes 240-Ghz-Radar mit SiGe-Chip

Referent: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl, Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Herschel



GESTRA: Low earth orbit always »in sight«

Speaker: Christoph Reising



Quality control in production with radar-based surface imaging

Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. André Froehly


Deutsch / 20.10.2020

Gefahr durch Drohnen: Überwachung von Flughäfen mit Millimeterwellenradar

Referent: Winfried Johannes



Echtzeit-SAR - Live Bildgebung aus der Luft bei allen Wetterbedingungen

Referent: Dr. Stephan Stanko



»Driverless« Cars: How they can safely hit the road

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Dallmann, Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Mathy



Medical Technology: New impulses in magnetic resonance imaging with metamaterials

Speaker: Dr. Endri Stoja, Dr. Diego Batancourt, Prof. Dr. Matthias Günter (Fraunhofer MEVIS)



Danger for Political demonstrations? Sport Events? ORAS detects drones early with radar

Referent: Dipl.-Ing. Andries Küter



Terahertz-SAR - Submillimeterwellen entdecken kleinste Strukturen wie Risse im Straßenbelag

Referent: Michael Weimer



Higher resolution, three-dimensional images: New capabilities through reconnaissance with airborne circle SAR

Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Palm



Space Debris Removal: Support with the Space Observation Radar TIRA

Speaker: Dr. Lars Fuhrmann