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Dr. Moeness Amin Leads Two Special Issues on Radar and GPS

Dr. Moeness Amin Leads Two Special Issues on Radar and GPS

Dr. Moeness Amin, director of Villanova University’s Center for Advanced Communications, has been named lead guest editor for two upcoming special issues of the Digital Signal Processing Journal (DSP) and the Proceedings of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Titled “Co-prime Sampling and Arrays,” the special issue of DSP Journal covers recent contributions in the broad area of sparse arrays and sparse signal sampling, which aim at improving passive and active sensing using radar and underwater acoustics, while reducing system cost and complexity and achieving faster data acquisition time. The issue is seeking papers on the applications of sparse sampling and arrays in synthetic aperture radars (SAR), radio frequency (RF) surveillance, target localization and geolocation, radar for urban warfare, space-time processing for both near-field and far-field scenarios, and nonstationary array processing utilizing Doppler signatures and instantaneous frequency source characteristics. Also serving as guest editors of this issue are faculty from California Institute of Technology, University of Maryland and Temple University. 

The Proceedings of the IEEE

The special issue of The Proceedings of the IEEE is titled “Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Authentication in Satellite-based Navigation Systems.” It focuses on recent developments in the use of global positioning systems (GPS) for civilian, security and defense applications. GPS receivers are currently used in a variety of critical infrastructural services, including, communications, power grid distribution, finance, emergency services, aviation, active sensing, high precision surveying, and a number of other critical industries. This issue of the publication recognizes that the growing dependence on GPS within these critical infrastructures have created a vulnerability resulting from intentional or unintentional interference sources. In addition to Dr. Amin, guest editors on this special Issue are affiliated with The Ohio State University, University of Calgary, and the Center of Telecommunications Technology of Catalonia.

Both special issues will be published in summer 2016.