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Special Issue "First Experiences with Chinese Gaofen-3 SAR Sensor"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
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Interests: satellite system design; microwave remote sensing technology
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Interests: synthetic aperture radar (SAR); interferometric SAR (InSAR); time series; precision agriculture
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Interests: microwave remote sensing theory; radar system and signal processing
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Interests: array signal processing; signal detection and estimation
The Chinese Gaofen-3 (GF-3) satellite was launched on 10 August, 2016, by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), and has been in operation since January, 2017. With its C‑band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor, featuring a large radar antenna that is 15 m in length, GF-3 is able to image the Earth's surface in all weather conditions, regardless of whether it is day or night. Circling the Earth in a sun-synchronous dusk-dawn orbit at 755 km in altitude, GF-3 can operate in 12 different working modes, from high-resolution (1 m) to extremely-wide-swath (650 km), from single to full polarization. Due to its wide incidence angles and both-sidelooking capability, GF-3 has a quick site access time of 3.5 days at most (1.5 day at 90% probability) to any point of the Earth.
Submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Mission status and planned/operational products
- Satellite System Design/Manufacture
- Calibration and validation activities of Gaofen-3 and instrument characteristics
- Status of collaborative ground segments (CGS)
- SAR polarimetry
- SAR interferometry
- Marine and maritime applications
- Land cover/Land use
- Geohazards and disaster monitoring
- Critical infrastructure surveillance
- Target detection
- Tools, toolboxes and algorithms for analyzing Gaofen-3 data
Prof. Qingjun Zhang
Prof. Zhenhong Li
Prof. Yunkai Deng
Prof. Guisheng Liao
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Calibration and Validation
- Satellite System Design
- Quantitative remote sensing
- SAR applications