Special Issue "Microwave Imaging and Electromagnetic Inverse Scattering Problems"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Loreto Di Donato

Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI), University of Catania, Viale A. Doia 6, I-95124 Catania (CT), Italy
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Interests: electromagnetic inverse scattering; biomedical microwave imaging; ground penetrating radar (GPR); antenna synthesis and design; cloaking
Guest Editor
Dr. Andrea F. Morabito

Department of Information, Infrastructures and Sustainable Energy (DIIES), University of Catania, Via Graziella, Loc. Feo di Vito, I-89124 Reggio Calabria (RC), Italy
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Interests: antenna optimal synthesis; microwave imaging; electromagnetic inverse scattering; satellite antenna communications; antenna design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microwave imaging techniques allow to develop systems that are able to inspect, identify, and characterize, in a non-invasive fashion, different scenarios, ranging from biomedical to subsurface diagnostics, from surveillance and security applications to non-destructive evaluation. Such a great chance is actually severely limited by difficulties arising from the solution of the underlying inverse scattering problem. As a result, ongoing research efforts in this area are devoted to achieving inversion strategies and experimental apparatus so that they are as reliable as possible with respect to reconstruction capabilities and resolution performance.

The intent of this Special Issue is to collect the experiences of leading scientists in the electromagnetic inverse scattering community, as well as serving as an assessment tool for people who are new to the area of microwave imaging and electromagnetic inverse scattering problems.

This Special Issue intends to cover the following topics, but is not limited to them:

  • Novel microwave imaging approaches
  • Exact and approximated methods for microwave imaging
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for microwave imaging
  • Local and global approaches for microwave imaging
  • Compressive Sensing based microwave imaging
  • Experimental facilities and apparatus
  • Antennas design for microwave imaging
  • Biomedical microwave tomography
  • Subsurface imaging and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Through-the-wall, Security and Surveillance microwave imaging
  • New emerging trends in microwave imaging
  • Microwave imaging at THz frequencies 

Indeed, works and results concerning the use of microwave imaging and electromagnetic inverse scattering techniques, as well the development of new application procedures, may fall within the scope of this Special Issue. Of course, papers must present novel achievements, or the advancement of previously-published results.

Dr. Loreto Di Donato
Dr. Andrea F. Morabito
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Imaging is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Electromagnetics inverse scattering problems
  • Microwave imaging
  • Nonlinear optimization for microwave imaging
  • Regularization techniques for microwave imaging
  • Compressive Sensing for microwave imaging
  • Biomedical microwave tomography
  • Subsurface microwave imaging
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Antennas and arrays for microwave imaging

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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