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SAR-Based Signal Processing and Target Recognition (Second Edition)

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 94

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National Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing, Xidian University, Xi’an 710126, China
Interests: radar target detection and recognition; SAR image processing; radar signal processing; machine learning
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State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: SAR/ISAR imaging; InSAR signal processing; millimeter waves radar
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Department of Communication Science and Engineering, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: SAR image processing; target detection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is a class of remote sensors that work during all weather conditions and at all times of day, regardless of whether they are airborne or spaceborne.  Currently, SAR can provide very high-resolution images and multi-dimensional (such as multi-channel, multi-aspect, multi-frequency, multi-polarization, multi-temporal, etc.) data during a limited period of time, enhancing the spatial-time resolution of the observations. Recently, SAR technology has been developing towards multi-dimensional imaging and fine-grained image recognition trends. Meanwhile, the paradigms of SAR imaging and information perceptions have also undergone changes to multi-mode, multi-dimensional, and intelligent processing strategies.

Recently, machine learning and deep learning methods have been applied to SAR imaging and target recognition. Our Special Issue “SAR-Based Signal Processing and Target Recognition (First Edition)” introduced some advanced signal processing and target recognition technologies in SAR, based on learning algorithms. Compared to conventional model-based approaches, the learning algorithms that benefit from the advanced processing framework and SAR data are more adaptive and show superior performance. However, when limited to small data sets, complex scenes, scattering sensitivity variations on the azimuth, etc., these learning algorithms may suffer from bad generalization capability and low robustness.

This Special Issue invites contributions on the latest developments and advances in SAR-based signal processing and target recognition technologies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) multi-mode SAR imaging, multi-dimensional SAR imaging, SAR interference and anti-interference, and SAR target detection and recognition:

  • Multi-mode/multi-dimensional SAR imaging theory and architecture;
  • Three-dimensional SAR/ISAR imaging and parameter inversion;
  • Sparse techniques of SAR, ISAR, and tomoSAR imaging;
  • Machine learning and deep learning aided SAR/ISAR imaging;
  • SAR interference and anti-interference;
  • Physical model informed interpretable deep learning for SAR imaging and target recognition;
  • SAR/InSAR image enhancement (such as despeckling and phase noise reduction);
  • SAR/ISAR image simulation and generation;
  • Intelligent detection and recognition for SAR images;
  • SAR image interpretation with knowledge guided deep learning;
  • PolSAR image classification;
  • SAR imaging semantic segmentation and change detection;
  • SAR target characterizing;
  • Real-time processing system for SAR images;
  • Multi-modal remote sensing data (including SAR images) fusion, analysis and understanding.

Prof. Dr. Lan Du
Prof. Dr. Gang Xu
Prof. Dr. Haipeng Wang
Guest Editors

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  • SAR imaging
  • sparse signal processing
  • parameter inversion
  • SAR target recognition
  • SAR target detection
  • deep learning

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