Special Issue "Advances in SAR: Sensors, Methodologies, and Applications"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timo Balz
The State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, No.129 Luoyu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR); Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PS-InSAR); Remote Sensing for Archaeology; SAR geodesy; Radargrammetry; Coherence Change Detection; Corner reflectors; SAR image simulation
Prof. Mattia Crespi
The key importance of radar remote sensing for civil applications has been recognized for decades, and enormous scientific and technical developments have been carried out to further improve SAR sensors and SAR data processing.
In recent years, SAR satellite constellations, consisting of two or more satellites, are becoming the “new normal” in SAR remote sensing. The present availability of SAR sensor constellations, such as Cosmo SkyMed, TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X, and the new Copernicus sensors Sentinel-1A and 1B, supply a continuous stream of imagery with a unique short revisit cycle of only six days. Together with many more operational and planned SAR satellite systems, such as Geo-Fen 3 or NASA ISRO SAR (NISAR), this unprecedented amount of high-quality SAR data is suitable for a variety of applications, provided proper data processing methodology are applied.
Future concepts, like a geosynchronous SAR or the use of non-traditional orbits for fast revisiting times over areas of interest, are also important concepts for the future development of SAR remote sensing. Therefore, this wide technological availability stimulates methodological advances and innovative concepts, and new applications are opened or already established ones benefit from a sort of second life.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timo Balz
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Soergel
Prof. Dr. Mattia Crespi
Dr. Batuhan Osmanoglu
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- SAR Sensors
- SAR Interferometry
- DEM Generation from SAR Data
- Surface Motion Estimation from SAR
- SAR Polarimetry
- SAR constellations
- Geosynchronous SAR
- Ground based SAR
- SAR applications