Progress and Challenges of Symmetric/Asymmetric Optimization Algorithms in Marine Information Technology

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 185

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Donghu Nie
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Guest Editor
Acoustic Science and Technology Laboratory, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: underwater spatio-temporal multi-dimensional information intelligent perception and fusion technology; underwater acoustic detection and identification; bionic detection and identification technology; hydroacoustic signal reconnaissance and positioning; multi-base collaborative detection; underwater acoustic countermeasures simulation and modeling; overall design and development of underwater acoustic detection sonar system; computer software development: sonar system simulation software, underwater acoustic countermeasures simulation software, sonar system display and control software; embedded system development: ARM, DSP, microcontroller, FPGA, GPU, microcontroller, etc. high-performance signal processing algorithms; target detection, target classification and identification, orientation estimation, target co-location, beam forming, target tracking; deep learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, machine learning, optimization algorithms, parallel processing algorithms
Prof. Dr. Lu Ma
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Guest Editor
National Key Laboratory of Underwater Acoustic Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: underwater acoustic high-speed communication; underwater acoustic multi-user communication; underwater acoustic communication network
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The acoustic, optical, electrical, and magnetic signals in marine media are the most commonly used methods for detection, observation, and communication. Due to the significant spatiotemporal characteristics of the marine environment, the time-varying and spatiotemporal phenomena of the spatial signal field are very common. However, in order to reduce complexity and simplify computational models, linear and stable processing is usually required for the source, environment, target, beacon, and their interactions. Transforming nonlinear and asymmetric problems into quasi-linear or symmetric problems for resolution. However, due to the complexity of the marine environment and situation, how to adapt to changes in the environment and situation and achieve optimal detection and communication performance faces enormous challenges.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Underwater acoustics and acoustical oceanography;
  • Ocean sound propagation modeling and experiments;
  • Ocean noise and reverberation;
  • Underwater acoustic, light, electric, and magnetic communication and networking;
  • Signal processing;
  • Acoustic, light, electric, and magnetic modeling;
  • Signal detection and estimation;
  • Target tracking and recognition;
  • Design, development, testing and calibrations for radar and sonar sensor/array;
  • Underwater non-acoustic detection and communication;
  • Ocean acoustic observatories and ocean acoustic instruments, systems and platforms;
  • Multi-static sonar/radar detection;
  • Ocean acoustic observatories and ocean acoustic instruments, systems and platforms;
  • Target recognition.

Prof. Dr. Donghu Nie
Prof. Dr. Lu Ma
Guest Editors

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  • underwater signal processing
  • underwater environment
  • target detection
  • underwater sensor communication
  • target recognition

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