Special Issue "Enabling a More Prosperous Space Era: A Signal Processing Perspective"
A special issue of Signals (ISSN 2624-6120).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 1916
Interests: 5G; 6G wireless systems and networks; terahertz technology; space technology; the Internet of Things; artificial intelligence
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To quote Dr. Carl Sagan in the TV series Cosmos, “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos, to know itself”. Curiosity and courage have been constantly motivating and inspiring humanity to explore the broad universe and unveil many of its mysteries. A historical milestone was marked on July 12, 2022, when the first full-color images and spectroscopic data of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) were released to unfold the infrared universe. This symbolized the dawn of a new era in astronomy. Due to technological advancements over the last decades in space exploration, deep-space communications, remote sensing, observatory instrumentation, artificial intelligence, etc., many phenomenal discoveries have been continuously made to refresh our understanding of the cosmos. Today, this rate of refresh is even faster than ever, thanks to a possible “technological singularity” that arrived at an accelerated pace due to numerous catalysts.
At this very moment, of the fast reshaping of history in human civilization, we provide a platform for visionary researchers from various backgrounds to share and exchange insightful thoughts, ideas, and visions on addressing the future technical challenges in space exploration as well as on new scientific solutions and methods in astronomical research. We sincerely welcome various forms of submission, including original technical papers, technical reviews, and tutorials. With a focus on the advanced signal processing techniques, topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
1) Signal processing, imaging processing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning techniques and methods in astronomy and cosmology.
2) Recent scientific progress in planetary sciences research, with a focus on remote sensing and radar signal processing.
3) Recent research progress from investigations and analyses of atmospheres, surfaces, interiors, and magnetic fields of terrestrial and giant planets, planetary satellites, and rings, with demonstration of signal and/or image processing techniques.
4) Recent research progress from solar and stellar studies assisted by advanced signal and/or image processing techniques. Subtopics might include recent investigation on stellar nucleosynthesis, solar heating and energy transport, solar wind, solar flare, etc.
5) Observation, mapping, simulations, and analysis of the Milky Way galaxy, extragalactic systems, exoplanets, supernovae, black holes, quasars, etc., with a focus on advanced signal and image processing techniques.
6) Observation, mapping, sensing, and tracking of asteroids, comets, solar and interstellar objects, with signal and/or image processing techniques demonstrated.
7) Recent progress in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), with a focus on signal processing, image processing, and AI techniques.
8) Current development and future trends of instrumentation for space exploration and communications, astronomical observation, and cosmological research—for example, planetary probes and rovers, next-generation space telescopes, and next-generation very large arrays.
Dr. Yiming Huo
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