Special Issue "Near Surface Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: electromagnetic sensing technologies; detection and discrimination of sub-surface objects; linear and non-linear inverse-scattering; induced geo-electromagnetic fields; magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia for cancer treatment and imaging; remote sensing; magnetic, electromagnetic, acoustic, and optical sensors and unmanned systems for subsurface target detection and classification
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Recent advances in the development of lightweight magnetic, electromagnetic, acoustic, and optical sensing technologies have created new applications for unmanned (ground robot and aerial) systems (USs). The sensing technologies mounted on USs can provide high-fidelity data to detect and identify hazardous subsurface targets safely and cost-effectively. This Special Issue is open to all contributors in the field of US remote sensing technologies (hardware and software) for mapping electromagnetic properties of near-surface soils and detecting and identifying targets of interest. We invite the submission of original research papers, case studies, and reviews to this Special Issue that extend and advance our scientific/technical understanding of the state-of-the-art in US remote sensing in areas that include, but are not limited to:
- magnetic, electromagnetic, acoustic, seismic, and optical sensors and unmanned (ground robot and aerial) systems for subsurface target detection and identification;
- combined US remote sensing technology and signal processing approaches for mapping electromagnetic properties of near-surface soils;
- forward and inverse modeling for processing US remote sensing technologies datasets;
- classification techniques, such as linear classifiers, support vector machines, quadratic classifiers, and neural networks, applied to data from US mounted sensors;
- recent developments in and the integration of remote sensing technologies with US; and case studies during the mapping of electric and magnetic properties of soils for agriculture applications.
Prof. Fridon Shubitidze
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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- unmanned aerial systems
- remote sensing
- electromagnetic induction
- land mine
- improvised explosive devices
- hazardous materials.