Special Issue "Novel Bistatic SAR Scattering Theory, Imaging Algorithms, and Applications"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: microwave scattering and propagation; imaging radar; intelligent signal and image processing
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Interests: Radar signal processing, microwave imaging system, SAR imaging algorithm
Interests: AI oceanography; big data; ocean remote sensing; physical oceanography; boundary layer meteorology; synthetic aperture radar imaging mechanism; multiple-polarization radar applications; satellite image classification and segmentation
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Interests: Scattering from random media, radar imaging, remote sensing information process
In recent years, there has been an explosive growth of interest in a highly innovative bistatic synthetic aperture radar (Bi-SAR). Compared with monostatic SAR imaging, bistatic SAR acquires the echo signal of targets from various directions, in the sense of scattering preference and technical feasibility, to gain advantages by extending limited one-dimensional backscattering to two-dimensional bistatic data, expanding the dynamic range of received signal, and decoupling complex electromagnetic wave-target interactions. However, because of the non-collocated transmitter and receiver, the SAR imaging in bistatic is much more complicated than in monostatic, in terms of bistatic range history, spatial resolution, Doppler parameter estimation, motion compensation, and so on. Technically, clock time synchronization, antenna footprint tracking, platform altitude recording, etc., are also very challenging, though they are beyond the scope of this Special Issue. Theoretically, it is expected that, compared the traditional monostatic SAR, Bi-SAR can provide greater capabilities to extract, interpret, identify, and classify a target’s features under complex environment conditions. The physical understanding of monostatic SAR is not necessary transferable to Bi-SAR, which is confronted with more complicated scattering process, flexible and variable flight formation, complex signal processing and imaging, and perhaps some invalid hypotheses in target decomposition.
Therefore, to fully benefit from Bi-SAR, critical issues need to be resolved. This Special Issue focuses on reporting new theory and novel techniques concerning the development and applications of Bi-SAR. The issue covers a broad, but comprehensive, treatment of subjects closely related to scattering information, signal processing, imaging performance, and potential applications by means of theory modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental measurement. Papers for bistate scattering and imaging, and perhaps equally imperative, on the potential use of Bi-SAR images, such as retrieving soil moisture, vegetation, and ocean surface parameters, and acquiring digital elevation models (DEMs), and, particularly, new applications are welcome. Pioneering works from internationally recognized experts are invited to this well-focused issue. Contributions are invited on the following topics (not exclusive):
- Bistatic radar scattering modeling, simulations, and measurements
- Bistatic radar scattering sensitivity and information content
- Bi-SAR polarimetric scattering theory
- Bi-SAR flight formation and configuration
- Bi-SAR with signal of opportunity
- New imaging theory for Bi-SAR
- Fast Bi-SAR image focusing algorithms
- Bi-SAR applications in observing dynamic processes of the Earth
We look forward to your contribution!
Prof. Kun-Shan Chen
Prof. Jie Chen
Dr. Xiaofeng Li
Dr. Yu Liu
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- Bistatic scattering
- Sensitivity analysis
- Bi-SAR flight formation
- Bi-SAR signal processing
- Bi-SAR image focusing
- Information content
- Bi-SAR polarimetric decomposition
- Signal of opportunity