Special Issue "Radar Remote Sensing of Oceans and Coastal Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 73931
Interests: computer science; engineering; observation; propagation; wave scattering; scattering in random media; monostatic and bistatic scattering; electromagnetic radar cross section; sea clutter; active and passive sensors (radar, lidar, optics, GNSS); radar applications; data assimilation (n-D); sea surface and environment; extraction of parameters from the observed scene: imagery and target parameter estimation; direct and inverse problems; remote sensing of the ocean and the environment
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Advances in Radar Remote Sensing Processing and Applications
Observing and perception systems play an increasingly important role in the control, detection, location and monitoring of objects present in a natural environment (or only in the characterization of this environment). For example, the maritime surface (or under the sea surface) is a complex environment, and in a coastal zone we can distinguish many practices. In the context of this Special Issue, we propose an inventory of advances in the exploitation of radar techniques and data of remote sensing of the natural environment. This could include four important factors in decision-making, including the extraction of parameters of the observed area. The first factor concerns the different sensors’ usefulness (depending on the frequency, polarization, and intended application), and how they are used in the observation and perception of different scenes (depending on the observation geometry, multi-source data, or multi-temporal data). The second factor concerns the modeling and fine characterization of the observed scene (sea, littoral zones, sea heterogeneous zones). As for the third factor, it includes taking into account the physical aspects of the illuminated area. Finally, the fourth factor deals with the problem of inversion, including innovative treatments of the signals/images that are available, and/or those collected by sensors, and then extraction, from airborne or satellites images of the relevant parameters (temperature and salinity of seawater, wind speed and direction, moisture content, etc.) of the scene observed.
In this Special Issue, we propose an overview of the technological and scientific advances in radar remote-sensing of oceans and coastal areas. In particular, it will be important to present new advances in the control of the dynamic nature of oceans (in deep water), but also for the relatively heterogeneous nature of coasts, particularly in the context of climate change. In the estimation of the parameters and characteristics of the observed surface, this Special Issue is also interested in different applications integrating physical and hydrodynamic phenomena. Authors are encouraged to present contributions on the exploitation of satellite or airborne images in the problems of automatic recognition of targets (ATR) present in an environment such as maritime environments.
Prof. Dr. Ali Khenchaf
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- Radar sensors
- Heterogeneous environment (maritime, terrestrial, etc.)
- Monostatic, bistatic, multistatic configurations
- Electromagnetic/physical/hydrodynamic modeling
- EM scattering models/methods, clutter
- Direct and inverse problems
- Airborne and satellite data
- Corrections and data preparation of radar images
- Remote sensing of oceans
- Data fusion and help for decision-making