Special Issue "Remote Sensing by Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology"

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A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kazuo Ouchi
Department of Computer Science, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Defence Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 239-8686, Japan
Website: http://www.nda.ac.jp/~ouchi/member/ouchi/prof-NDAe.htm
E-Mail: ouchi@nda.ac.jp
Phone: +81 46 841 3810 ext.3768
Fax: +81 46 844 5911
Interests: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR); Interferomtric SAR (InSAR) and Polarimetric SAR(Pol-SAR); and System Development Methodology of SAR, InSAR and Pol-SAR in Oceanography, Forestry and Earth Science Optimization and Algorithm Development; Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves; Speckle Statistics; Statistical Optics; Coherent Optics

Guest Editor
Dr. Masanobu Shimada
Earth Observation Research Center (EORC),Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sengen 2-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, Japan
E-Mail: shimada.masanobu@jaxa.jp
Phone: +81 29 868 2474
Fax: +81 29 868 2961

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the launch of the SEASAT-SAR in 1978, considerable advances and developments have been made in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technologies. From 1990, SAR history is being enriched by the various types of the SARs: spaceborne, shuttle-borne, airborne, and UAV-borne SARs. Following the JERS-1 L-band SAR in 1992, Japan launched the L-band SAR on ALOS in 2006 and achieved the enormous engineering and scientific results. Much progress has also been made by X- and C-band SARs, including SIR series, SRTM, ERS-1/2, RADARSAT-1/2, COSMO-SkyMed, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X. From 2010, SARs are being developed in the various countries and enhancing the unique and valuable functionality of observing the global Earth and its environmental characteristics. "SAR Golden Age", this is the word to express the current and future SAR stream in the world during 2010s. The basic discipline behind this is the ability of acquiring data day and night under all-weather conditions irrespective of cloud cover, ease of mathematic expression, ease of multi variable expression of the microwave in interferometric and polarimetric terms, etc. Based on the experiences on the electromagnetic scattering studies over the decades, we now have been achieving the SAR-based remote sensing for engineering adventure and the geophysical parameter estimation. On these observations, we have planned to launch the spepcial issue of the SAR technologies and the remote sensing as follows.

Prof. Dr. Kazuo Ouchi
Dr. Masanobu Shimada
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • spaceborne, airborne, and UAV-borne SAR systems and mission concepts
  • advanced SAR design, concepts, and modes
  • SAR processors and algorithms
  • calibration and validation
  • signal processing and image analysis
  • interferometric SAR
  • polarimetric SAR, polarimetric-interferometric SAR
  • inverse SAR
  • remote sensing of atmosphere, ocean, ice, and land
  • environmental and disaster monitoring
  • target detection, identification, and classification
  • security and monitoring surveillance
  • all aspects of SAR, related technologies, and applications

Published Papers (12 papers)

Remote Sens. 2013, 5(4), 1774-1786; doi:10.3390/rs5041774
Received: 10 February 2013; in revised form: 1 April 2013 / Accepted: 2 April 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013
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Remote Sens. 2013, 5(2), 716-807; doi:10.3390/rs5020716
Received: 1 December 2012; in revised form: 14 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(11), 3544-3570; doi:10.3390/rs4113544
Received: 6 September 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 19 November 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(10), 3058-3077; doi:10.3390/rs4103058
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(9), 2753-2767; doi:10.3390/rs4092753
Received: 19 July 2012; in revised form: 30 August 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(8), 2314-2328; doi:10.3390/rs4082314
Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 30 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(8), 2236-2255; doi:10.3390/rs4082236
Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 24 July 2012 / Accepted: 24 July 2012 / Published: 2 August 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(8), 2199-2209; doi:10.3390/rs4082199
Received: 5 June 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 16 July 2012 / Published: 25 July 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(7), 2133-2155; doi:10.3390/rs4072133
Received: 17 May 2012; in revised form: 17 June 2012 / Accepted: 25 June 2012 / Published: 13 July 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(7), 1974-1994; doi:10.3390/rs4071974
Received: 28 April 2012; in revised form: 7 June 2012 / Accepted: 26 June 2012 / Published: 29 June 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(6), 1559-1572; doi:10.3390/rs4061559
Received: 10 April 2012; in revised form: 21 May 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(3), 745-761; doi:10.3390/rs4030745
Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 5 March 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 20 March 2012
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