Special Issue "Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in Microwave Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: Synthetic Aperture Radar; interferometry; Mimo Radar
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Interests: microwave remote sensing; radio frequency interference; electromagnetic modeling of the earth surface
Interests: Microwave Radiometry; GNSS-R; RFI mitigation; CubeSats; SMOS; soil moisture; sea surface salinty
New technologies and consumer applications increasingly need to use radio frequencies. This is pushing demand for frequency spectrum to unprecedented levels, and as a result both active and passive spaceborne microwave remote sensing instruments are experiencing problems with the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) more and more often. The presence of RFI is always detrimental to scientific missions. When detected, interference causes information loss and reduces measurement accuracy; while, when not detected, it leads to inaccurate measurements that are not recognized as such, and therefore to potentially wrong conclusions. RFI represents a significant threat to microwave remote sensing and will need proper attention in all future instrument planning and design.
RFI are strongly affecting microwave satellite borne missions, like radiometers, and Synthetic Aperture Radar, from LEO missions to GNSS and geosynchronous SAR sensors. The huge increase in WLAN and wireless devices, their expansion in C band, and the RFI generated by direct or backscattered signal, either in-band or by harmonics harms the present and future generation of spaceborne remote sensing.
This special issue will cover the different aspects of RFI, such as detection and mitigation of interference from different levels: from mission levels (swarms or distributed sensors), to a signal processing perspective and hardware design, encompassing both active and passive sensors. It also aims to include report of RFI observations, together with their trend, and to inform on the latest regulatory developments in spectrum management.
Prof. Andrea Monti Guarnieri
Dr. Paolo de Matthaeis
Prof. Adriano Camps
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- Radio Frequency Interference
- Microwave Remote Sensing
- Active and passive radiometers
- Geosynchronous SAR