Special Session

Title: Special Session on Radar Imaging & Remote Sensing

Abstract: Significant developments are being made in the areas of radar imaging and remote sensing, which provides benefits for various applications that include environmental sensing, agriculture, urban planning, structural integrity assessment, medical imaging, imaging of concealed objects, and imaging behind barriers. Imaging approaches include, for example, multispectral visible and infrared, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR), along with tomographic, holographic, and interferometric approaches. The purpose of this special session is to bring together researchers working in various aspects and modalities of remote sensing and radar imaging as mentioned above, including but not limited to, novel theoretical approaches for radar and remote sensing imaging, fusion of information from multimodal imagery, quantitative analysis of multispectral and radar images, design and implementation of radar imaging systems, ultrawideband and high resolution radar imaging,exploitation of spatial correlations in radar images, spatial statistics of multispectral and radar imagery, speckle reduction in imagery,image enhancement and restoration, image registration,image segmentation, image classification, object tracking, edge and boundary detection,object and event detection in imagery data, signal/image processing for noise removal, reconstruction, detection, and understanding, etc.

Chair info:
Dr. Ram M. Narayanan
Department of Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
Tel: +1-814-863-2602
Fax: +1-814-865-7065
Email ID: ram@engr.psu.edu


Dr. Ram Mohan Narayanan received his B.Tech from IIT Madras in 1976 and his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst (USA) in 1988. He worked as Design and Development Engineer at BEL Ghaziabad during 1976–1983 and as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during 1988–2003. He joined Pennsylvania State University in 2003 where he is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering. His current interests are in applied electromagnetics, optics, radar signal and image processing, remote sensing, and RFID tags. He is a Fellow of IEEE (2001), SPIE (2004), and IETE (2010). He has authored over 115 refereed journal papers, 285 conference papers and abstracts, and 10 book chapters. He served as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2001–2005), and is currently Associate Editor for Radar for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2008–present) and Editor for Antenna Characterization and Measurements, Microwave System Design and Development, and Radar Remote Sensing Theory and Applications for the IETE Journal of Education (2012–present). He served as Member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Radio Frequencies (CoRF) (1997–2000), Advisor for the Joint NASA/Department of Transportation Program in Remote Sensing (2000–2003), Member of the IEEE Prize Paper Award Committee (2002–2005), U.S. Representative to the NATO Working Group on Software Radar Concepts (2002–2008), and U.S. Representative to the NATO Working Group on Noise Radar Technology (2004–2008).


Interested authors working in this area are requested to submit their papers in the usual IEEE procedure with email copy to the Special Session Chair email id: ram@engr.psu.edu and cc to Organizing Secretary: dr.m.k@ieee.org