Special Issue "Radar Imaging Theory, Techniques, and Applications II"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Saibun Tjuatja
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Interests: radar imaging; subsurface sensing and imaging; scattering and emission from random media
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Dr. Xinwu Li
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Guest Editor
Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
Interests: environmental radar remote sensing; remote sensing of global change; remote sensing of polar; ecological and urban environments.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The technology of imaging radar, in particular synthetic aperture radar (SAR), has evolved into a powerful and valuable tool for monitoring our Earth. The rapid progress of hardware and software has driven the radar system to offer superb quality images like never before. Remote sensing represents a unique and valuable source of information to monitor changing conditions in the atmosphere and on the Earth’s surface at various spatial and temporal scales. SAR techniques permit all-weather observations and remote sensing. They can provide either needed reconnaissance or quantitative and sustained measurements, even under challenging situations, making SAR a necessary measure to diagnose the Earth’s health. Wave scattering and image formation are naturally connected. The electromagnetic wave carries time, frequency, and Doppler information that can be integrated coherently, through radar tomography, to provide 3D information of the Earth. This Special Issue focuses on reporting new imaging concepts and theory, advanced systems, novel techniques in engineering architecture, and their infusion to the remote sensing of terrain and ocean. 

Imaging radar, e.g., SAR, is a complex device that involves electromagnetic waves (i.e., microwaves and RF), antenna, signal and image processing, data handling, and interpretation. The seamless integration of moving platforms and radar sensors is profoundly critical to making SAR function properly. Moreover, SAR applications in remote sensing science and technologies are a broad, interdisciplinary area of research that should be appealing to a broad readership of remote sensing. There are excellent opportunities for earth science researchers, engineers, and application scientists to contribute to this field. This Special Issue will include papers on the various science and engineering aspects of SAR to give the reader a broader picture of radar remote sensing. The Special Issue will consist of state-of-the-art technology reviews covering various topics.

Suggested topics, but not limited to, include:

  • Fundamentals of radar imaging
  • New imaging techniques and systems
  • Radar image filtering, classification, and change detection
  • InSAR, PolSAR, TopSAR, PolinSAR, TomoSAR techniques and applications
  • Data and information processing and fusion
  • Machine/deep learning
  • Geophysical parameter retrievals
  • Environmental change monitoring and assessment

Prof. Dr. Kun-Shan Chen
Prof. Dr. Saibun Tjuatja
Dr. Xinwu Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Remote Sensing 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 2400 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.


  • Imaging radar
  • Radar interferometry
  • Radar tomography
  • Wave scattering
  • Image formation
  • Machine learning
  • Geophysical parameters retrievals
  • 3D information

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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