EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing

 Special Issue on
 Advances in Sensor Array Processing Technology

Sensor array processing has been a key technology in many
diverse areas including radar, sonar, communications,
astronomical observations, and microphone and seismic array
applications. Arrays of sensors have been used extensively
in most radar and sonar systems to improve target detection,
Doppler estimation (i.e., platform velocity vector),
interference suppression including jamming and clutter, and
target angle of arrival estimation. Since the flourishing
development of radar and sonar arrays, the same fundamental
principles have been applied to different types of sensors
with different classes of algorithms that adapt to the
different signals and media of propagation, for example,
microphone and seismic arrays. Antenna arrays have also been
commonly applied to various communications systems to
dramatically improve data throughput and combat performance
degradation suffered by severe fading due to multipath.
Presently, the advance in sensor array processing lends
itself to many emerging applications such as next generation
wireless communication systems, sensor networks, multimedia
systems, bistatic radar, space-based radar, and
communications, and many technical challenges remain before
the advanced techniques can be realized in practical systems.

This special issue will gather the latest research and
development of the sensor array processing area and address
the most current issues and challenges. It will include the
latest research results and efforts at different levels
including novel algorithm designs, theoretical performance
analysis, performance and capability demonstration via
simulation and experimental results, robust algorithms under
nonideal environmental and system conditions, and real-time
implementation of advanced algorithms. Prospective papers
should be unpublished and present novel, fundamental research
offering innovative contributions either from
a methodological or an application perspective.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

 o Source localization and angle of arrival estimation
 o Adaptive beamforming, multichannel signal enhancement,
   interference cancellation, and source separation
 o Multichannel detection and estimation
 o Multichannel channel estimation, system identification,
   and calibration
 o Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) and parameter
 o Theoretical bounds of multichannel signal processing
 o Robust array signal processing methods in severe
   environmental and system conditions
 o Practical implementation of multichannel signal processing

Authors should follow the EURASIP JASP manuscript format
described at the journal site
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their
complete manuscript through the EURASIP JASP's manuscript
tracking system according to the following timetable.

 Manuscript Due            January 1, 2004
 Acceptance Notification   June 15, 2004
 Final Manuscript Due      October 1, 2004
 Publication Date          1st Quarter, 2005


Joe C. Chen, Space Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman
Space Technology, One Space Park, O3/1633, Redondo Beach,
CA 90266, USA;

Amin G. Jaffer, Raytheon Systems Company, Sensors & Electronic 
Systems, Loc. RE, Bldg. R07, M/S P514, 2200 E. Imperial Hwy, 
El Segundo, CA 90009, USA;


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