Multi-Sensor Systems and Data Fusion in Remote Sensing

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March 2023
264 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6798-3 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6799-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Multi-Sensor Systems and Data Fusion in Remote Sensing that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Remote sensing is developing rapidly due to progress in many interconnected fields. It includes the emergence of new sensors, development of sophisticated platforms for those sensors, and advances in signal and data processing. The progress in the fields of radar, optoelectronic, acoustic, magnetic, chemical, and other sensors is stunning. Whereas the mentioned sensors are currently more sensitive and accurate, have improved resolutions, data rates, and dynamical ranges, they still have their limitations. The utilization of multi-sensor systems and joint processing of their signals or data has long been considered an effective solution for reducing the disadvantages and best utilizing their strengths. The emergence of new types of sensors creates an opportunity for scientists and engineers to develop new and more capable integrated multi-sensor systems. It is necessary to mention that the users’ expectations with respect to the size of the observed area or volume, data resolution, accuracy, speed of operation, and functionality of remote sensing systems are still increasing. Extended frequency bands, improved resolutions, and data rates of the new sensors as well as the common use of distributed sensors increase the influx of data in contemporary multi-sensor systems. These facts pose new challenges for the data fusion algorithms that must often employ the newest achievements from the areas of big data mining, statistical estimation, artificial intelligence, etc. This reprint provides a fresh insight into the newest developments in the fields of multi-sensor systems and data fusion.

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pansharpening; component substitution; multiresolution analysis; neural networks; adaptive weight; image registration; nonlinear radiation distortions; phase congruency; multimodal remote sensing image; optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR); image registration; phase congruency (PC); radiometric difference; INS; GPS; UAV; SAR; information quality; weather station; sensors; modelling; explosive devices; hyperspectral data; simulation; Spectral Angle Mapping; UAV; duration calculus; data models; temporal logic; temporal series; data fusion; data evaluation; multisensor data; signal and data processing; interval logic; classification; CORINE; feature selection; LUCAS; MDA; random forest; SAR; sentinel; infrared and visible image object detection; convolutional neural network; difference maximum loss function; focused feature enhancement module; cascaded semantic extension module; SLAM; autonomous navigation; particle filter; monocular camera; IMU; UAV; mapping; data fusion; path planning; hexagonal grid