**OSD Approval Memo for the TSRS Conference has been posted!**
The Tri-Service Radar Symposium (TSRS), the oldest and most prestigious annual meeting of radar engineers, scientists, and technologists, will hold its 64th Symposium Summer 2018 in Monterey, CA. The Symposium evolved from the Synthetic Aperture Radar Symposium, first held by the University of Michigan in 1955. The change from university to military sponsorship in the late 1960s expanded the event by providing a forum for presenting a wider range of radar technology programs, from Research and Development (R&D) through current fielded systems of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force,
and Coast Guard. The Chair rotates yearly among the Army, Navy, and Air Force. This benefits the services, the broader government community, and DoD contractors through peer interactions that enhance the quality of work and stimulate creativity by sharing information and
ideas across organizational boundaries.
Since its inception, the TSRS has focused on providing a forum for peer review and exchange of R&D information that is typically not available through the open literature. Most information is classified, limited distribution, or ITAR-restricted material, which is given preference by the Program Committee. Over the years, the participation of industry partners has increased with the TSRS becoming a truly integrated community event. The Symposium consists of lecture, workshop, tutorial, and poster sessions, with all papers published in the proceedings and delivered to every attendee.
The 2018 TSRS will feature four days of selected
presentations and poster sessions, and one day of short courses and workshops (five days in total).
The 2018 TSRS program theme is Distributed Radar (DR). DR embodies a large area of study that has received recent emphasis by all three services. Classified and ITAR-restricted papers are strongly encouraged for the lecture and poster sessions and will be given preference, though relevant unclassified papers are also welcome. Short Course and Workshop material may be classified or unclassified.