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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Target Detection in Marine Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Napoli Parthenope, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: Synthetic Aperture Radar for sea observation; Microwave radiometry; Sea surface scattering; GNSS-Reflectometry
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The University of Stirling, Natural Sciences, FK9 4LA, Stirling, UK
Interests: processing of stacks of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) images for environmental applications with special focus on target detection (e.g. ship and iceberg); change detection (e.g. deforestation and erosion) and classification (e.g. agricultural crops)
Maritime Safety and Security Lab, Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), 28199 Bremen, Germany
Interests: synthetic aperture radar (SAR); Remote sensing; SAR polarimetry; signal processing; image processing, radar detection, machine learning
The observation of targets at sea, such as ships or oil/gas rigs/platforms and wind turbines, is nowadays a key application in the field of global monitoring of environment and security. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery gives the possibility to overcome the limits of conventional techniques, e.g., Automatic Identification System (AIS), etc., allowing non-cooperative all-day ship surveillance, over wide regions and under almost all weather conditions. An increasing number of SAR satellites have become available since the early 1990s. This unprecedented development in SAR sensors requires the definition of new techniques and algorithms to detect marine targets, as well as in the assessment of existing methods. Hence, although there is a great deal of literature that concerns SAR methods to detect target at sea, there is still room for improvements to both models and methods.
The main purpose of this Special issue is to provide a reference of SAR methods to detect targets at sea, as well as to boost new methods and techniques. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
- Target detection using moderate-to-high resolution SAR data
- Target detection using spectral techniques
- Target recognition
- Backscattering analysis
- Polarimetric models and methods to detect targets at sea
- Target classification
- Features extraction
- Multi-resolution analysis
- Ship wakes
Dr. Ferdinando Nunziata
Dr. Armando Marino
Dr. Domenico Velotto
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- Ocean backscattering
- Metallic targets
- Target recognition
- RADAR polarimetry
- Feature extraction
- Ocean clutter