Biograph: Tapan K. Sarkar is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University. From 1975 to 1976, he was with the TACO Division of the General Instruments Corporation. He was with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, from 1976 to 1985. He was a Research Fellow at the Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, from 1977 to 1978. His current research interests deal with numerical solutions of operator equations arising in electromagnetics and signal processing with application to system design. He obtained one of the “best solution” awards in May 1977 at the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) Spectral Estimation Workshop. He received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility in 1979 and in the 1997 National Radar Conference. He has authored or coauthored more than 360 journal articles and numerous conference papers and 32 chapters in books and sixteen books
Dr. Sarkar is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He received the College of Engineering Research Award in 1996 and the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Research in 1998 at Syracuse University. He was an Associate Editor for feature articles of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Newsletter (1986-1988), Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility (1986-1989), Chairman of the Inter-commission Working Group of International URSI on Time Domain Metrology (1990–1996), distinguished lecturer for the Antennas and Propagation Society from (2000-2003,2011-2013), Member of Antennas and Propagation Society ADCOM (2004-2007), IEEE Fellows Committee (2017-2018), vice president of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), a member of the IEEE Electromagnetics Award board (2004-2007), an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2004-2010) and on the editorial board of Digital Signal Processing –A Review Journal (2003-2012). He is on the editorial board of Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. He was the 2014 President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
He received Docteur Honoris Causa from Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France in 1998, from Politechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain in 2004, and from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland in 2012. He received the medal of the friend of the city of Clermont Ferrand, France, in 2000.
Title:A Brief History of the Early Evolution of Radar
Abstract: This presentation provides a cursory overview of the history of the German, British and the American efforts on the initial evolution of RADAR which necessitated the development of several microwave components. Finally, a short summary is presented about the evolution of the magnetron in radar.