Special Issue "Recent Advances in Space & Sensor Technologies and Remote Sensing Applications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Toshifumi Moriyama
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Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
Interests: radar polarimetry; inverse scattering; microwave remote-sensing; wireless sensor networks
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Dr. Chan-Su Yang
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Marine Security & Safety Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), Busan, Korea
Applied Ocean Science, University of Science & Technology (UST), Daejeon, Korea
Interests: SAR applications; maritime safety and security; data fusion
Prof. Dr. Hirokazu Kobayashi
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, 535-8585 Japan
Tel. 09044169009
Interests: radar imaging; inverse synthetic aperture radar; electromagnetic modeling; radar cross-section theory and measurement; radar beam scanning; radar signal processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The research and development work in the field of Earth observation began with Landsat-1. Since then, various Earth observation satellites have been launched and operated. As a result, application and utilization in various fields of practical use and science such as geology, ocean, agriculture, resource exploration, and fishery have spread rapidly. In recent years, the development of radar technology including synthetic aperture radar has been remarkable, and related technologies such as interferometry, differential interferometry, and polarimetry have also been developed. Deep learning and machine learning are applied to Earth observation data analysis. Furthermore, in order to handle spatial information including Earth observation data, GIS/GPS technology has become very important and has attracted great interest. Many international conferences, including ICSANE (International Conference on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics), have provided a forum for research and development in these fields. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on the contents of recent Space and Sensor Technologies and Remote Sensing Applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

(1) Satellite and space-station systems;
(2) Remote sensing and scientific observation technology;
(3) Radar systems and applications;
(4) Navigational and communication systems.

The authors of the papers which will be presented at International Conference on Space, Aeronautical and Navigation Electronics 2019, being organized at Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea, on 31 October–1 November 2019 are invited to submit their related article to this Special Issue of the journal Electronics. There are no page limitations for this journal, and the contents of submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously and should be significantly independent of the ICSANE paper.

Dr. Toshifumi Moriyama
Dr. Chan-Su Yang
Prof. Dr. Hirokazu Kobayashi
Guest Editors

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  • remote sensing
  • radar
  • synthetic aperture radar
  • interferometry
  • polarimetry
  • GPS
  • GIS

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Open AccessArticle
Sea Fog Identification From GOCI Images Using CNN Transfer Learning Models
Electronics 2020, 9(2), 311; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9020311 - 11 Feb 2020
This study proposes an approaching method of identifying sea fog by using Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) data through applying a Convolution Neural Network Transfer Learning (CNN-TL) model. In this study, VGG19 and ResNet50, pre-trained CNN models, are used for their high identification [...] Read more.
This study proposes an approaching method of identifying sea fog by using Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) data through applying a Convolution Neural Network Transfer Learning (CNN-TL) model. In this study, VGG19 and ResNet50, pre-trained CNN models, are used for their high identification performance. The training and testing datasets were extracted from GOCI images for the area of coastal regions of the Korean Peninsula for six days in March 2015. With varying band combinations and changing whether Transfer Learning (TL) is applied, identification experiments were executed. TL enhanced the performance of the two models. Training data of CNN-TL showed up to 96.3% accuracy in matching, both with VGG19 and ResNet50, identically. Thus, it is revealed that CNN-TL is effective for the detection of sea fog from GOCI imagery. Full article
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