Special Session 3: Recent Advancement in Radar and Sonar Signal Processing

For a long time, radar and sonar technology has been playing an important role in civilian and defense applications. Based on this technology, more and more accurate information about target in space, on land, at sea and under water can be obtained. In recent years, sparse technique, multistatic technique, deep learning, artificial intelligence, synthetic aperture technique, inverse synthetic aperture technique and so on are applied to radar and sonar filed. These techniques brings many advantages for imaging, target detection, tracking, characterization based on radar/sonar. For example, more accurate results can be obtained. Today, the users require that the radar/sonar platforms like smart unmanned vehicle are smart and flexible. This makes the radar/sonar signal processing much more challenge. To some degree, the basic theory of radar and sonar is very close. Unfortunately, specialists from the radar and sonar fields do not interact with each other enough, slowing down progress in both areas. Topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Radar/Sonar imaging (SAR, ISAR, InSAR, SAS, InSAS, ISAS, sidescaning sonar, multibeam sonar, sonar profiler)
- Cognitive radar signal processing
- Radar/sonar tracking
- Radar/sonar detection
- Radar and sonar technology for autonomous vehicles
- Automatic target detection and classification
- Artificial intelligence for radar and sonar data processing
- Deep learning for radar and sonar data processing
- Sparse technique for radar and sonar data processing
- Multistatic radar/sonar
- Passive and active radar imaging (SAR, ISAR)
- Automotive radar/sonar
- Data fusion
- Platform design
- Radar/sonar image processing
- Feature extraction
- Radar and sonar technology for autonomous vehicles
- Target classification
- Radar/sonar communication
- Waveform design techniques in radar/sonar applications
- Array signal processing

Topics of interest include but not limited to these listed ones. The papers related to signal processing are also welcome. Furthermore, along with the conference, two special issues of Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Journal of Marine Science and Engineering have been opened to the authors of excellent papers presented during the conference. Please note that papers submitted to special issues of these three journals should NOT be the same as the ICCSN conference papers. A 2 to 3 times longer paper is typically expected, with a more detailed presentation of the work, enhanced techniques and approaches, including additional data sets and comparisons in an enhanced experimental section.

Journal Special Issue
1. Journal name: Advances in Mechanical Engineering (IF2021=1.566)
2. Journal name: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (IF2021=2.744)