Special Issue "Radar Signal Processing for Target Tracking"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Danilo Orlando
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi “Niccolò Cusano”, via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166, Rome, Italy
Interests: The field of statistical signal processing with applications to radar and sonar.
Dr. Filippo Biondi

Guest Editor
University of L'Aquila (Italy), Piazzale E. Pontieri 67100 L'Aquila (Italy)
Interests: The field of statistical signal processing with applications to synthetic aperture radar and synthetic aperture sonar.
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Dr. Domenico Ciuonzo
Guest Editor
University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: The field of statistical signal processing with applications to sensor networks, data fusion, radar, and network analytics.
Dr. Carmine Clemente
Guest Editor
University of Strathclyde, 204, George Street, Glasgow, G1 1XW, United Kingdom
Interests: Advanced radar signal processing algorithms; MIMO radars; passive radar systems and micro-Doppler analysis; extraction and classification.

Special Issue Information

Last-generation radar systems are provided with a considerable abundance of computation power, which was inconceivable a few decades ago and has led to more and more sophisticated processing schemes at different system levels. In addition, technological development has allowed for a reduction in the costs of remote sensing devices and an increasing proliferation of sensing systems for both civilian and military applications facing challenging scenarios, which may include outliers, intentional interference, etc. In this context, one of the main tasks accomplished by a radar system is the active/passive tracking of multiple targets. Such a function can be fed by either compressed data, namely, detections along with the associated rough measurements at the output of the signal processing unit, or raw data at the output of the matched filter (track-before-detect paradigm and/or synthetic aperture radar tracking) and collected by means of sensor networks or multistatic radar systems with either a fusion center or distributed tracking architecture. Additionally, realistic and outlier unexpected effects may be detrimental to some model assumptions, paving the way to a need for (and possible integration with) data-driven approaches. Finally, it is important to highlight that tracking functions may play a primary role in several operating contexts as, for instance, space debris monitoring (due to high traffic density of satellites), tracking of icebergs (which are very spread because of climate changes), UAV (or agile targets) detection and tracking, etc.

This Special Issue is focused on the design of modern tracking algorithms for multiple targets that take advantage of both enhanced available computational power and recent approaches to statistical signal processing based upon machine learning and/or compressed sensing over possibly distributed system architectures.

Prof. Danilo Orlando
Dr. Filippo Biondi
Dr. Domenico Ciuonzo
Dr. Carmine Clemente
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Target Tracking for multistatic/MIMO radar
  • Bearing-only tracking
  • Tracking in sensor networks
  • LOCALIZATION Algorithms
  • Track-before-detect algorithms for multiple targets in conventional radars
  • Track-before-detect algorithms for synthetic aperture radar
  • Compressed-sensing-based tracking algorithms
  • Jamming platform tracking algorithms
  • Machine/Deep learning approaches to multiple targets tracking
  • Tracking space debris for space situational awareness (SSA) by radar and Inverse-SAR (ISAR)
  • Tracking icebergs by SAR multi-temporal images
  • Tracking of agile/fast-moving targets
  • Tracking of targets with kinematic characterized by transitories.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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