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Special Issue "Computational Electromagnetics in Remote Sensing: Wave Propagation and Scattering in Disordered Media"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 2624

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Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada
Interests: remote sensing; sensor networks; mobile networks; computational electromagnetics; internet of things
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School of Information and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, China
Interests: microwave remote sensing theory and applications; statistical signal analysis; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This comprehensive Special Issue is intended mainly to cover remote sensing of objects in disordered media, including advanced wave propagation and scattering topics, as well as computational methods for waves in random media and rough surfaces. These topics have a domain of implications on the design and manufacture approaches of many civil and military systems that emit radiation to fulfill their operation efficiently. The primary focus of this issue is on realistic models of practical applications in radio wave propagation, remote sensing, optics, and scattering in free space and inhomogeneous random media, such as turbulence, ocean, rain, fog, and composite materials. Studying the effects of these media on scattering waves would essentially enhance the understanding of the behavior of wave measurements such as RCS (monostatic and bistatic) and backscattering enhancement to improve the functional capability of considered systems. Novel techniques that solve scattering problems, in addition to analytical and numerical models describing complex media, are of particular interest.

Prof. Dr. Hosam El-Ocla
Prof. Dr. Kun-Shan Chen
Prof. Dr. Yang Du
Guest Editors

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  • theory and optimized methods of direct/inverse scattering problems
  • numerical and analytical analysis of scattering problems
  • electromagnetic and optical propagation
  • radar scattering, imaging, and applications
  • imaging and remote sensing techniques and applications
  • models of random and complex media and their effects on wave propagation
  • rough surface properties
  • AI-based computational electromagnetic wave and applications

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On Differential Imaging Using Electromagnetic Simulation for Vehicular Antenna Signature Analysis
Sensors 2021, 21(11), 3796; - 30 May 2021
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The current trend in vehicles is to integrate a wide number of antennae and sensors operating at a variety of frequencies for sensing and communications. The integration of these antennae and sensors in the vehicle platform is complex because of the way in [...] Read more.
The current trend in vehicles is to integrate a wide number of antennae and sensors operating at a variety of frequencies for sensing and communications. The integration of these antennae and sensors in the vehicle platform is complex because of the way in which the antenna radiation patterns interact with the vehicle structure and other antennae/sensors. Consequently, there is a need to study the radiation pattern of each antenna or, alternatively, the currents induced on the surface of the vehicle to optimize the integration of multiple antennae. The novel concept of differential imaging represents one method by which it is possible to obtain the surface current distribution without introducing any perturbing probe. The aim of this study was to develop and confirm the assumptions that underpin differential imaging by means of full-wave electromagnetic simulation, thereby providing additional verification of the concept. The simulation environment and parameters were selected to replicate the conditions in which real measurements were taken in previous studies. The simulations were performed using Ansys HFSS simulation software. The results confirm that the approximations are valid, and the differential currents are representative of the induced surface currents generated by a monopole positioned on the top of a vehicle. Full article
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