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One-Day Course on Atmospheric Radar

The aim of this one-day intensive course is to give an introductory overview on the fundamentals, theory and practice of present and future atmospheric/weather radar system. In particular, system which were built by the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar (IRCTR) at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, are selected for in-depth discussion during the course. In Indonesia these systems are offered for local development and production based on knowledge transfer via IRCTR- Indonesia (IRCTR-I).

Course Presenter

LEOProf. Leo P. Ligthart Dr. H.C., PH.D., M.Sc., FIEE, FIET.

Leo P. Ligthart was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on September 15, 1946. He received an Engineer’s degree (cum laude) and  a Doctor of Technology degree from Delt University of Technology in 1969 and 1985, respectively. He is Fellow if IET and IEEE, and member of the IEEE AESS Board of Governors 2013-2015. He received Doctorates (honoris causa) at Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation in 1999, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics in 2001 and the Military Technical Academy Bucharest in 2010. He is academician of the Russian Academy of transport.

In 1988 he was appointed as professor on Radar Positioning and Navigation, and since 1992 he has held the chair of Microwave Transmiddion, Radar and Remote sensing in the Departement of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology. In 1994, he founded the International Research Center for Telecommunications and Radar (IRCTR) and became the director of IRCTR. He received several awards from Veder, IET, MIKOM, EuMA and others.

At present he is guest professor at Bandung Institute of Technology and University of Indonesia, scientific councils and consultant for companies. Prof. Ligthart’s principal areas of specialization include antennas and propagation, radar and remote sensing, but he has also been active in satellite, mobile and radio communications. He has published over 600 papers and 2 books.

Program (5 hours).


  • Radar Fundamentals
  • Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radar
  • Fundamentals of Doppler-Polarimetric Radar


  • Doppler-Polarimetric Radar (TARA)
  • Drizzle Radar (IDRA)
  • High Resolution Agile Radar ( PARSAX)