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For 2017, the IEEE Radar Conference returns west after eight years and arrives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the first time. The conference timing coincides with the 100th anniversary of incorporation of Boeing; our theme, “Building on a Century of Innovation,” unites the past and future. Looking back, we highlight seminal radar developments including the development of one of, if not the, first high PRF, pulse Doppler test radars, advances in civil aviation, and the world’s first digitally-processed Synthetic Aperture Radar image from space. Looking forward, we envision an exciting week of exploring the latest developments in research, development and deployment of radar systems for applications from local indoor monitoring to spaceborne remote sensing.

The recently-updated Westin Seattle Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, is an ideal venue for the conference. In addition to providing the formal conference areas and functions, ample space ensures opportunities for the camaraderie amongst attendees that is a hallmark of this conference. For convenience, the hotel has light-rail service to the airport and is a short walk to sites
of interest such as the waterfront, Pioneer Square and Pike Place.