IEEE TCI Special Section on Computational Imaging using Synthetic Apertures

Manuscript Due: 1 July 2024
Publication Date: 2024-2025

Synthetic aperture (SA) systems are deployed in a variety of applications to make high-resolution spatial or temporal measurements with hardware that is inherently capable of much lower resolution. Examples include    synthetic aperture radar (SAR), holographic cameras in optics, channel sounders in 5G communications, distributed radio telescopes in astronomy and many more.  The term SA refers generically to a discrete measurement scheme together with an inverse problem solution that yields imaging performance better than the physical sensor can naturally attain, e.g., wider field-of-view, higher angular resolution.  An SA may sample a propagating wavefield or environmental parameters in the signal domain via motion of an antenna or transducer, as in SAR or synthetic aperture sonar (SAS).  Alternatively, an SA may sample in the k-space domain via different look angles around an object or scene, as in, spotlight SAR and SAS, or Fourier ptychography.  Lastly, an SA may be constructed from a sparse array of sensors as in radiometry, seismology, or radio astronomy.  The front end of an SA may be a conventional antenna, acoustic transducer, or a quantum sensor, such as a Rydberg probe, in advanced implementations.

Starting in February 2024, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging (TCI) will include a Special Section of articles on Computational Imaging using Synthetic Apertures. The special section will bring together several communities working on this highly interdisciplinary topic to disseminate recent research results across various SA applications. We solicit high-quality manuscripts that describe new and previously unpublished engineering or theoretical approaches in synthetic aperture applications relevant to the broader computational imaging community.  Questions should be directed to the lead editors, Peter Vouras and Kumar Vijay Mishra. Topics of interest include the following areas:

Important Dates

Submit:Papers: Manuscript Submission Website

Manuscript submission begins: February 01, 2024

While manuscripts can be submitted at any time after the launch of this special section, we encourage interested authors to submit their manuscript by 01 July 2024 to be considered for the inaugural 2024 issue.

Authors are encouraged to adhere to the following deadlines:

  • If a paper is submitted by July 1, 2024, the manuscript will be published in 2024;
  • If a paper is submitted between July 2, 2024 and July 1, 2025, the manuscript will be published in 2025;
  • If a paper is submitted between July 2, 2025 and July 1, 2026, the manuscript will be published in 2026.

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