Andrea Trucco

Scientific Publications

Edited Books

1.        G. Paradossi, P. Pellegretti, A. Trucco, Ultrasound Contrast Agents. Targeting and Processing Methods for Theranostics, Dordrecht: Springer, 200 pages, 2010.

International Journals

1.      V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Dynamic Focusing by FFT Beamforming for Underwater 3D Imaging", Acoustics Letters, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 169-172, March 1994.

2.      V. Murino, C.S. Regazzoni, A. Trucco, and G. Vernazza, "A Non-Coherent Correlation Technique and Focused Beamforming for Ultrasonic Underwater Imaging: a Comparative Analysis", IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 621-630, September 1994.

3.      V. Murino, A. Trucco, and C.S. Regazzoni, "Synthesis of Unequally Spaced Arrays by Simulated Annealing", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 119-123, January 1996.

4.      V. Murino, A. Trucco, "A Co-operative Approach to Feature Extraction from Acoustic Images," Applied Signal Processing, vol. 3, pp. 128-135, 1996.

5.      G.L. Foresti, V. Murino, C.S. Regazzoni, and A. Trucco, "A Voting-Based Approach for Fast Object Recognition in Underwater Acoustic Images," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 57-65, January 1997.

6.      V. Murino, A. Trucco, and A. Tesei, "Beam Pattern Formulation and Analysis for Wide-Band Beamforming Systems Using Sparse Arrays," Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 177-183, January 1997.

7.      A. Trucco, V. Murino, "On Nonlinear Effects of Envelope Detection in Beamforming Systems," IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 44, pp. 948-952, July 1997.

8.      A. Trucco, "Enlarging the Scanning Region of a Focused Beamforming System," Electronics Letters, vol. 33, no. 17, pp. 1502-1504, 14th August 1997.

9.      V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Markov-Based Methodology for the Restoration of Underwater Acoustic Images," Int. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 386-395, 1997.

10.  A. Trucco, E. Omodei, P. Repetto, "Synthesis of Sparse Planar Arrays," Electronics Letters, vol. 33, no. 22, pp. 1834-1835, 23rd October 1997.

11.  A. Trucco, A. Pedemonte, A. Pescetto, “Cell Location with Front-Scan Sonar Systems,” Acoustics Letters, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 65-69, October 1997.

12.  A. Trucco, “Sonic Imaging in Air by a Low-Cost System,” Acoustic Letters, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 88-91, November 1997.

13.  A. Trucco, "Synthesis of Aperiodic Planar Arrays by a Stochastic Approach," IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Newsletter, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 15-20, 1998.

14.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, and C.S. Regazzoni, "A Probabilistic Approach to the Coupled Reconstruction and Restoration of Underwater Acoustic Images," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 9-22, January 1998.

15.  A. Trucco, “A Least-Squares Approximation for the Delays Used in Focused Beamforming,” Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 104, no.1, pp. 171-175, July 1998.

16.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, “A Confidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Underwater Acoustic Image Formation,” IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 270-285, February 1999.

17.  A. Trucco, “Thinning and Weighting of Large Planar Arrays by Simulated Annealing,” IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 347-355, March 1999.

18.  A. Trucco, “Probabilistic Reconstruction of Underwater 3D Acoustic Maps”, Acustica united with Acta Acustica, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 197-202, March/April 1999.

19.  A. Trucco, V. Murino, “Stochastic Optimization of Linear Sparse Arrays,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 24, pp. 291-299, July 1999.

20.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, "A Geometric Approach to the Surface Fitting Problem in Underwater Three-Dimensional Acoustic Images", Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 1135-1141, December 1999.

21.  A. Trucco, “Aperture and Element Minimization in Linear Sparse Arrays with Desired Beam Patterns,” Ultrasonics, vol. 38, pp. 161-165, March 2000.

22.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Underwater Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition," Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 1-3, July 2000.

23.  A. Trucco, "Synthesizing Asymmetric Beam Patterns," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 347-350, July 2000.

24.  A. Trucco, A. Pescetto, "On the Acoustic Detection of Objects Buried in the Seafloor," Electronics Letters, vol. 36, no. 18, pp. 1595-1596, 31st August 2000.

25.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Three-Dimensional Image Generation and Processing in Underwater Acoustic Vision, " The Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 88, pp. 1903-1946, December 2000.

26.  A. Trucco, V. Murino, "Synthesis of Unequally Spaced Arrays with Asymmetric Beam Patterns," Journal of Computational Acoustics, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 789-803, September 2001.

27.  A. Trucco, "Detection of Objects Buried in the Seafloor by a Pattern-Recognition Approach," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 769-782, October 2001.

28.  A. Trucco, "Experimental Results on the Detection of Embedded Objects by Prewhitening Filtering," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 783-794, October 2001.

29.  A. Lommi, A. Massa, E. Storti, A. Trucco, "Sidelobe Reduction in Sparse Linear Arrays by Genetic Algorithms," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 194-196, February 5th, 2002.

30.   A. Trucco, "Weighting and Thinning Wide-Band Arrays by Simulated Annealing," Ultrasonics, vol. 40, no. 1-8, pp. 485-489, March 2002.

31.  M. Palmese, A. Bozzo, S. Jesus, J. Onofre, P. Picco, and A. Trucco, "Observation of Acoustical Signal Fluctuations by Time-Frequency Analysis Methods," Acustica united with Acta Acustica, vol. 88, no. 5, pp. 653-657, September/October 2002.

32.  A. Trucco, M. Palmese, S. Repetto, "Mosaicking Data in Seafloor Front-Scan Imaging," Acustica united with Acta Acustica, vol. 88, no. 5, pp. 767-770, September/October 2002.

33.  S. Caorsi, A. Lommi, A. Massa, S. Piffer, and A. Trucco, "Planar Antenna Array Design with a Multi-Purpose GA-Based Procedure," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 428-430, December 20th, 2002.

34.  A. Trucco, S. Curletto, "Extraction of 3-D Information from Sonar Image Sequences," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 33, no. 4, pp.687-699, August 2003.

35.  A. Trucco, M. Palmese, and S. Repetto, “Image Projection and Composition with a Front-Scan Sonar System: Methods and Experimental Results,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 687-698, October 2003.

36.  A. Trucco, S. Curletto, “Flattening the Side-Lobes of Wide-Band Beam Patterns,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 760-762, October 2003.

37.  S. Repetto, A. Trucco, “A Stochastic Approach for the Apodization of Very Short Arrays,” Ultrasonics, vol. 42, no. 1-9, pp. 425-429, April 2004.

38.  S. Curletto, C. Parodi, and A. Trucco, “On the stability of wideband beam patterns with respect to weighting and envelope fluctuations,” Ultrasonics, vol. 42, no. 1-9, pp. 997-1003, April 2004.

39.  S. Curletto, A. Trucco, “On the Shaping of the Main Lobe in Wide-Band Arrays,” IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 619-630, April 2005.

40.  A. Caiti, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Risk Assessment of Seafloor Waste: Acoustical Imaging of Buried Waste,” Journal of Computational Acoustics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 385-401, June 2005.

41.  S. Repetto, A. Trucco, “Designing Superdirective Microphone Arrays With a Frequency-Invariant Beam Pattern,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 6, no.3, pp. 737-747,  June 2006.

42.  A. Trucco, S. Curletto, “Signal Processing Strategy for the Exploitation of Ultrasound Contrast Agents by Current Medical Instrumentation,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1397-1406, August 2006.

43.  A. Trucco, M. Crocco, S. Repetto, “A Stochastic Approach to the Synthesis of a Robust Frequency-Invariant Filter-and-Sum Beamformer,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1407-1415, August 2006.

44.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Acoustic Imaging of Underwater Embedded Objects: Signal Simulation for Three-Dimensional Sonar Instrumentation,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 1339-1347, August 2006.

45.  A. Caiti, R. Minciardi, V. Murino, M. Palmese, M. Robba, R. Sacile, and A. Trucco, “GIS tools application for risk assessment of toxic waste buried in seafloor sediments”, Chemistry and Ecology, vol. 22, pp. S145-S161, August 2006.

46.  A. Trucco, F. Bertora, “Harmonic Beamforming:  Performance Analysis and Imaging Results,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 1965-1974, December 2006.

47.  S. Curletto, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “On the Optimization of the Transmitted Beam in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Medical Imaging,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 1239-1248, August 2007.

48.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Chirp zeta transform beamforming for 3-D acoustic imaging”, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 122, no. 5, pp. EL191-EL195, November 2007.

49.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “From 3-D Sonar Images to Augmented Reality Models for Objects Buried on the Seafloor”, IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 820-828, April 2008.

50.  A. Trucco, M. Palmese, S. Repetto, “Devising an Affordable Sonar System for Underwater 3-D Vision,”IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 2348-2354, October 2008.

51.  M. Crocco, M. Palmese, C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “A Comparative Analysis of Multi-Pulse Techniques in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Medical Imaging,Ultrasonics, vol. 49, pp. 120-125, January 2009.

52.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Three-Dimensional Acoustic Imaging by Chirp Zeta Transform Digital Beamforming,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 58, no.7, pp. 2080-2086, July 2009.

53.  A. Trucco, M. Garofalo, S. Repetto, and G. Vernazza, “Processing and Analysis of Underwater Acoustic Images Generated by Mechanically-Scanned Sonar Systems”, IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 58, no.7, pp. 2061-2071, July 2009.

54.  A. Trucco, S. Curletto, M. Palmese, “Interpolation of medical ultrasound images from coherent and non-coherent signals,” IEEE Trans. Instrument. and Measurement, vol. 58, no.7, pp. 2048-2060, July 2009.

55.  M. Crocco, P. Pellegretti, C. Sciallero and A. Trucco, Combining Multi-Pulse Excitation and Chirp Coding in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging,” Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 20, no. 10, doi:10.1088/0957-0233/20/10/104017, 9 pp., October 2009.

56.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “An Efficient Digital CZT Beamforming Design for Near-Field 3-D Sonar Imaging,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 584-594, July 2010.

57.  M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “The synthesis of robust broadband beamformers for equally-spaced linear arrays,” Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 691-701, August 2010.

58.  M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “A Computationally Efficient Procedure for the Design of Robust Broadband Beamformers,” IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 10, pp. 5420-5424, October 2010.

59.  M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “Design of Robust Superdirective Arrays with a Tunable Tradeoff Between Directivity and Frequency-Invariance,” IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 2169-2181, May 2011.

60.  G. Masetti, R. Sacile, A. Trucco, “Remote characterization of seafloor adjacent to shipwrecks using mosaicking and analysis of backscatter response,” Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 77-92, 2011.

61.  C. Sciallero, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “A method for estimating the microbubble concentration in contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging,” Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 22, no. 11, doi: 10.1088/0957-0233/22/11/114009, 9 pp., November 2011.

62.  C. Sciallero, G. Paradossi, A. Trucco, “A Preliminary In Vitro Assessment of Polymer-Shelled Microbubbles in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging”, Ultrasonics, vol. 52, no. 3, doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2011.10.008, pp. 456-464, March 2012.

63.  M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “Stochastic and Analytic Optimization of  Sparse Aperiodic Arrays and Broadband Beamformers With Robust Superdirective Patterns,” IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 20, no. 9, doi: 10.1109/TASL.2012.2203808, pp. 2433-2447, November 2012.

64.  C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “Ultrasound assessment of polymer-shelled magnetic microbubbles used as dual contrast agents,” Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 133, no. 6, doi: 10.1121/1.4804942, pp. EL478-EL484, June 2013.

65.  C. Sciallero, D. Grishenkov, S.V.V.N. Kothapalli, L. Oddo, A. Trucco, “Acoustic characterization and contrast imaging of microbubbles encapsulated by polymeric shells coated or filled with magnetic nanoparticles,”  Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 134, no. 5, doi: 10.1121/1.4824337, pp. 3918-3930, November 2013.

66.  M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Pruned Chirp Zeta Transform Beamforming for 3-D Imaging With Sparse Planar Arrays,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 39, doi: 10.1109/JOE.2013.2252771, pp. 206-211, April 2014.

67.  M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “Design of superdirective planar arrays with sparse aperiodic layouts for processing broadband signals via 3-D beamforming,” IEEE/ACM Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 22, no. 4, doi: 10.1109/TASLP.2014.2304635, pp. 800-815, April 2014.

68.  L. Pellaco, P. Costamagna, A. De Giorgi, A. Greco, L. Magistri, G. Moser, A. Trucco, “Fault diagnosis in fuel cell systems using quantitative models and support vector machines,” Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 11, doi: 10.1049/el.2014.0565, pp. 824-826, 22nd May 2014.

69.  F. Traverso, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “Design of Frequency-Invariant Robust Beam Patterns by the Oversteering of End-Fire Arrays,” Signal Processing, vol. 99, doi: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2013.12.014, pp. 129-135, June 2014.

70.  A. Trucco, F. Traverso, M. Crocco, “Broadband performance of superdirective delay-and-sum beamformers steered to end-fire,Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 135, no. 6, doi: 10.1121/1.4879674, pp. EL331-EL337, June 2014.

71.  A. Trucco, M. Crocco, “Design of an Optimum Superdirective Beamformer Through Generalized Directivity Maximization,” IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 62, 12 pages, 2014 (in press).

 

Online Open-Access Journals

1.    M. Crocco, S. Repetto, A. Trucco, "Global synthesis of superdirective frequency-invariant beam patterns", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, vol. 4, 6 pages, 2008.

2.      M. Palmese, G. Bertolotto, A. Pescetto, A. Trucco, "Experimental validation of a chirp-based underwater acoustic communication method", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, vol. 4, 6 pages, 2008.

3.      M. Palmese, A. Trucco, "Experimental assessment of a direct sequence spread spectrum underwater acoustic communication method", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, vol. 17, 9 pages, 2012.

National Journals

1.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "L'implementazione del phase-shift beamforming attraverso la Trasformata di Fourier veloce per la formazione di immagini acustiche subacquee", Rivista Italiana di Acustica, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-7, January-March 1994.

2.    A. Trucco, "Simulazione di Segnali Utili alla Formazione di Mappe Acustiche Subacquee Tridimensionali", Rivista Italiana di Acustica, vol. 21, no. 3-4, pp. 89-95, July-December 1997.

Book Chapters

1.      A. Trucco, M. Palmese, A. Fusiello, V. Murino, "Three-dimensional underwater acoustical imaging and processing," in Underwater Acoustic Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems, R.S.H. Istepanian and M. Stojanovic, Eds. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 247-274, 2002.

2.      V. Murino, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Processing tools for acoustic 3D images,” in Buried Waste in the Seabed – Acoustic Imaging and Bio-toxicity, Ph. Blondel and A. Caiti, Eds. Chichester: Springer-Praxis, Part II: Methods, pp. 39-64, 2007.

3.      A. Caiti, V. Murino, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, M. Zakharia, “3D acoustical image analysis and feature extraction,” in Buried Waste in the Seabed – Acoustic Imaging and Bio-toxicity, Ph. Blondel and A. Caiti, Eds. Chichester: Springer-Praxis, Part IV: Results, pp. 143-165, 2007.

4.      M. Zakharia, Ph. Blondel, J. Dybedal, I. Karasalo, J.M. Hovem, A. Trucco, M. Robba, A. Caiti, “Acoustical methods,” in Buried Waste in the Seabed – Acoustic Imaging and Bio-toxicity, Ph. Blondel and A. Caiti, Eds. Chichester: Springer-Praxis, Part V: Evaluation, pp. 179-182, 2007.

5.      A. Trucco, M. Crocco, A. Kounoudes, C. Sciallero, “A Comparative Analysis of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging Techniques,” in Ultrasound Contrast Agents. Targeting and Processing Methods for Theranostics, G. Paradossi, P. Pellegretti, A. Trucco, Eds. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 129-142, 2010.

6.      M. Crocco, C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “Remote Measurement of the Ultrasound Contrast Agent Concentration,” in Ultrasound Contrast Agents. Targeting and Processing Methods for Theranostics, G. Paradossi, P. Pellegretti, A. Trucco, Eds. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 143-156, 2010.

Book Contributions

1.      A. Tesei, A. Trucco, and D. Zambonini, "A Fast Object Orientation Estimation and Recognition Technique for Underwater Acoustic Imaging," in Image Analysis and Processing (Lecture Notes in Compuer Science 974), C. Braccini, L. DeFloriani, G. Vernazza, Eds. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 715-720.

2.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "An Analytical Formulation for Wide-Band Beam Patterns Using Sparse Arrays," in Acoustical Imaging, Volume 22, P. Tortoli and L. Masotti, Eds. New York: Plenum Press, 1996, pp. 69-74.

3.    V. Murino, C. Ottonello, S. Pagnan, and A. Trucco, "Texture Analysis: Comparison of Autocorrelation-Based with Cumulant-Based Approaches," in Signal Processing VIII, Theories and Applications, G. Ramponi, G.L. Sicuranza et al., Eds. Trieste: Lint, 1996, pp. 1503-1505.

4.         V. Murino, A.Trucco, "Coupled Segmentation and Reconstruction of Underwater 3D Acoustic Images Using Confidence Information," in Advances in Visual Form Analysis, C. Arcelli, L.P. Cordella, G. Sanniti di Baja, Eds. Singapore: World Scientific, 1997, pp. 415-424.

5.         A. Trucco, V. Murino, "A Weighted Fresnel Approximation for the Delays Used in Focused Beamforming," in Acoustical Imaging, Volume 23, S. Lees and L.A. Ferrari, Eds. New York: Plenum Press, 1997, pp. 261-266.

6.         A. Trucco, "A Stochastic Approach to Optimise Wide-Band Beam Patterns," in Acoustical Imaging, Volume 25, M. Halliwell and P.N.T. Wells, Eds. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, 2000, pp. 123-130.

7.         C. Parodi, A. Trucco, "Optimisation of Wide-Band Beam Patterns by Means of a Joined Synthesis of Weighting Coefficients and Pulse Envelope," in Acoustical Imaging, Volume 26, R. Gr. Maev, Ed., New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, 2002, pp. 419-427.

8.         G. Cincotti, A. Trucco, "Computation and Properties of the Wide-Band Beam Pattern," in Acoustical Imaging, Volume 27, edited by W. Arnold and S. Hirsekorn, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Dordrecht & New York, 2004, pp. 33-42.

International Conference Proceedings

1.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, and G. Tacconi, "Spatial-Varying Automatic Focalization in the Focused Beamforming Process", Proceeding of the Second European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Copenhagen (DK), vol. 2, pp. 697-702, July 1994.

2.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, and G. Tacconi, "Focused Beamforming for Underwater Imaging: Depth of Field and Range Resolution Optimization", IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 94 Osates, Brest (F), vol. I, pp. 352-357, September 1994.

3.    A. Trucco, "A Non-Coherent Approach for Focused Underwater Imaging", IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 94 Osates, Brest (F), vol. I, pp. 829-834, September 1994.

4.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Underwater 3D Imaging by FFT Dynamic Focusing Beamforming", 1st IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, Austin, Texas (USA), vol. I, pp. 890-894, November 1994.

5.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Acoustic Image Improvement by Confidence Levels", 1994 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Cannes (F), vol. III, pp.1367-1370, November 1994.

6.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "The Nonlinear Effects of the Envelope Extraction in Beamforming Imaging Systems," 1995 IEEE Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing, Neos Marmaras (Greece), vol. I, pp. 222-225, June 1995.

7.    A. Trucco, C. Ottonello, and V. Murino, "A HOS-Based Approach for Underwater Acoustic Imaging Improvement," 9th Int. Symp. Unmanned Unthetered Submersible Tech., Durham, NH (USA), pp. 458-467, September 1995.

8.    V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Hybrid Approach for Accurate Echo Detection in the Formation of Acoustic Images," IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 95 MTS, San Diego, CA (USA), vol. III, pp. 1877-1882, October 1995.

9.    V. Murino, E. Frumento, F. Gabino, and A. Trucco, "A Markov Random Field Approach for Restoration of Underwater Acoustic Images," IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 95 MTS, San Diego, CA (USA), vol. III, pp. 1900-1906, October 1995.

10.  V. Murino, A. Trucco, "Ultrasonic Imaging Improvement by a Cooperative Approach," Int. Conf. on Sonar Signal Processing, Loughborough (UK), pp. 59-68, December 1995.

11.  A. Trucco, V. Murino, "Significance of Envelope Detection in Underwater Acoustic Imaging Systems," IEEE Symp. on Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Tech., Monterey, CA (USA), pp. 179-184, June 1996.

12.  A. Trucco, V. Murino, and G. Tacconi, "Beam Pattern Analysis under Generalized Conditions," 3rd Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Heraklion, Crete (GREECE), pp. 525-530, June 1996.

13. A. Trucco, V. Murino, and C. Ottonello, "Spurious Effects Reduction by the Reconstruction of Acoustic Images from Bispectrum," IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing ICIP-96, Lausanne (CH), vol. 3, pp. 571-574, September 1996.

14. A. Trucco, F. Repetto, "A Stochastic Approach to Optimizing the Aperture and the Number of Elements of an Aperiodic Array," Int. Conf. Oceans 96 MTS/IEEE, Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA), pp. 1510-1516, September 1996.

15.  A. Trucco, "A Novel Method to Enlarge the Scanning Region of a Focused Beamformer," Int. Conf. on High Frequency Acoustics in Shallow Water, Lerici (I), pp. 571-577, July 1997.

16. A. Trucco, "Synthesis of Aperiodic Planar Arrays by a Stochastic Approach," Int. Conf. Oceans 97 MTS/IEEE, Halifax (Canada), pp. 820-825, October 1997.

17. V. Murino, G.L. Foresti, A. Trucco, "Object Pose Estimation in Underwater Acoustic Images," IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing ICIP-97, Santa Barbara, CA (USA), vol. 1, pp. 873-876, October 1997.

18. A. Trucco, “Acoustical Imaging in Air by a Low-Cost System Working in Audio Band,” 16th Int. Congress on Acoustics ICA/ASA’98, Seattle, WA (USA), pp. 1093-1094, June 1998.

19. T. Ottonello, E. Dassori, A. Trucco, “Estimation and Analysis of Acoustic Parameters of Ancient Churches for Concert Performances,” 16th Int. Congress on Acoustics ICA/ASA’98, Seattle, WA (USA), pp. 2145-2146, June 1998.

20. V. Murino, A. Trucco, “Edge/Region-based Segmentation and Reconstruction of Underwater Acoustic Images by Markov Random Fields,” Int. Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Santa Barbara, CA (USA), pp. 408-413, June 1998.

21. M. Granara, A. Pescetto, F. Repetto, G. Tacconi, A. Trucco, “Statistical and Neural Techniques to Buried Object Detection and Classification,” Int. Conf. Oceans’98 IEEE/OES, Nice (France), pp. 1269-1273, September 1998.

22. M. Granara, A. Pescetto, F. Repetto, G. Tacconi, A. Trucco, “Buried Object Detection and Classification by Means of a Parametric Sonar,” 4th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Rome (Italy), pp. 57-62, September 1998.

23.     A. Trucco, S. Di Serio, V. Murino, “Buried Object Detection by Auto-Regressive Pre-Whitening,” Int. Conf. Oceans ‘99 MTS/IEEE, Seattle, WA (USA), pp. 126-132, September 1999.

24.     R. Giannitrapani, V. Murino, A. Trucco, “Segmentation of Underwater 3D Acoustical Images for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications,” Int. Conf. Oceans ‘99 MTS/IEEE, Seattle, WA (USA), pp. 459-465, September 1999.

25.     A. Trucco, "A Pattern Recognition Strategy for the Detection of Buried Objects," 5th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Lyon (France), pp. 1097-1102, July 2000.

26.     A. Pescetto, A. Trucco, "On the Precise Location of Resolution Cells in Front-Scan Sonar Systems," 5th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Lyon (France), pp. 381-386, July 2000.

27.     A. Trucco, C. Parodi, "On the Beam Pattern Optimization in Wide-Band Acoustical Imaging," 17th Intern. Congress on Acoustics, Rome, Italy, vol. IV, 2 pp., September 2001.

28.     A. Trucco, “Synthesizing Wide-Band Arrays by Simulated Annealing,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2001 MTS/IEEE, Honolulu, HA (USA), pp. 989-994, November 2001.

29.     M. Palmese, A. Bozzo, S. Jesus, J. Onofre, P. Picco, and A. Trucco, "Observation of Acoustical Signal Fluctuations by Time-Frequency Analysis Methods," in 6th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Gdansk (Poland), pp. 755-760, June 2002.

30.     A. Trucco, M. Palmese, S. Repetto, "On Ray-Tracing and Interpolation in Seafloor Front-Scan Imaging," in 6th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Gdansk (Poland), pp. 535-540, June 2002.

31.     A. Trucco, S. Curletto, A. Pescetto, “Feature Tracking and Depth Estimation in Front-Scan Sonar Image Sequences,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2002 MTS/IEEE, Biloxi, Missisipi (USA), pp. 1306-1311, October 2002.

32.     S. Repetto, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Projection and Mosaicking of Real Data Gathered with a Front-Scan Sonar System,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2002 MTS/IEEE, Biloxi, Missisipi (USA), pp. 2466-2471, October 2002.

33.     A. Caiti, V. Murino, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Object Reconstruction and Feature Extraction from 3-D Underwater Acoustic Scattering Measurements,10th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Stockholm (Sweden), pp. 2449-2456, July 2003.

34.     S. Curletto, A. Trucco, “Main lobe shaping in wide-band linear arrays,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2003 MTS/IEEE, San Diego, California (USA), pp. 2869-2874, September 2003.

35.     A. Trucco, F. Bertora, “Harmonic Beamforming: a new approach to remove the linear contribution in harmonic imaging,” 2003 IEEE Int. Ultrasonics Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA), pp. 457-460, October 2003.

36.     A. Trucco, F. Bertora, “A New Beamforming Technique Aimed at Improving the Ultrasound Harmonic Imaging,” 2004 IEEE Int. Workshop Imaging Systems and Techniques, Stresa, Italy, pp. 71-75, May 2004.

37.     M. Palmese, A. Caiti, V. Murino, A. Trucco, “A Volume Growing Approach to Analyse Buried Objects in 3-D Acoustic Images,” 7th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Delft (The Netherlands), pp. 819-826, July 2004.

38.     P. Picco, A. Trucco, M. Palmese, R. Meloni, “Sound Speed Variability and Oceanographic Processes in the Ross Sea (Antarctica),” CD-ROM Proceedings of the 7th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Delft (The Netherlands), paper no. 235, 6 pages, July 2004.

39.     F. Bertora, C. Parodi, F. Pellegretti, A. Questa, A. Trucco, “An Alternative Frequency Domain Beamforming”, 2004 IEEE Int. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Freq. Control Joint Conf., Montréal (Canada), pp. 1749-1752, August 2004.

40.     M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “A Flexible Method to Simulate 3-D Underwater Sub-Bottom Images,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2004 MTS/IEEE, Kobe (Japan), pp. 2346-2353, November 2004.

41.     A. Trucco, S. Repetto, “Frequency Invariant Beamforming in Very Short Arrays,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2004 MTS/IEEE, Kobe (Japan), pp. 635-640, November 2004.

42.     S. Curletto, A. Trucco, “Advanced Generation of Ultrasound Beams for the Measurement of the Contrast Agent Responses,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Ottawa (Canada), pp. 1108-1112, May 2005.

43.     S. Repetto, A. Trucco, “Frequency Invariant Beamforming in Very Short Arrays for AUVs Instrumentation,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Ottawa (Canada), pp. 1113-1118, May 2005.

44.     M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “A Simulation Method for the Design of a 3-D Acoustical Imaging System for Sub-Bottom Investigation,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Ottawa (Canada), pp. 1240-1245, May 2005.

45.     S. Repetto, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “High-Resolution 3-D Imaging by a Sparse Array: Array Optimization and Image Simulation,” IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 05 Europe, Brest (France), pp. 763-768, June 2005.

46.     M. Palmese, A. Caiti, A. Trucco, “On the Analysis of Buried Objects by Processing 3-D Acoustic Images,” IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 05 Europe, Brest (France), 6 pages, June 2005.

47.     A. Trucco, F. Bertora, “Improving Harmonic Imaging by a Novel Beamforming Process for Ultrasound Medical Scanners”, IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP-05), Genoa (Italy), vol. III, pp. 616-619, September 2005.

48.     M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Analysis of Buried Objects in 3D Underwater Acoustic Images by a Volumetric Segmentation Algorithm,” Int. Conf. Oceans 2005 MTS/IEEE, Washington, D.C. (USA), 7 pages, September 2005.

49.     S. Repetto, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Design and Assessment of a Low-Cost 3-D Sonar Imaging System Based on a Sparse Array,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Sorrento (Italy), pp. 410-415, April 2006.

50.     S. Curletto, A. Trucco, “Ultrasound Pulse Optimization for the Measurement of the Contrast Agent Responses,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Sorrento (Italy), pp. 1694-1698, April 2006.

51.     M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Characterizing the Objects Embedded in the Sea-Bottom by Processing 3-D Acoustic Images,” IEEE Instrum. and Measurem. Techn. Conf., Sorrento (Italy), pp. 168-173, April 2006.

52.     S. Curletto, A. Trucco, “On the Interpolation of Echographic Images Exploiting Band-Pass Signals,” 2006 IEEE Int. Workshop Imaging Systems and Techniques, Minori (Italy), pp. 71-75, April 2006.

53.     S. Repetto, V. Ayala, M. Garofalo, M. Scarpa, A. Trucco, “Experimental Assessment of Image Enhancement and Object Detection Methods Applied to Mechanically Scanned Sonar Systems,2006 IEEE Int. Workshop Imaging Systems and Techniques, Minori (Italy), pp. 125-130, April 2006.

54.     M. Palmese, G. De Toni, A. Trucco, “3-D Underwater Acoustic Imaging by an Efficient Frequency Domain Beamforming,”2006 IEEE Int. Workshop Imaging Systems and Techniques, Minori (Italy), pp. 86-90, April 2006.

55.     M. Palmese, G. De Toni, A. Trucco, “Chirp Zeta Transform Beamforming for the Generation of 3-D Acoustical Images,” 8th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Carvoeiro (Portugal), pp. 793-798, June 2006.

56.     S. Repetto, V. Ayala, M. Garofalo, M. Scarpa, A. Trucco, “Image Enhancement Methods Applied to Mechanically Scanned Sonar Systems, with Emphasis on Experimental Results,” 8th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Carvoeiro (Portugal), pp. 591-596, June 2006.

57.     P. Picco, R.Meloni, A.Trucco, M. Palmese, “An Analysis of Sound Speed Variability in Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica),” 8th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Carvoeiro (Portugal), pp. 421-426, June 2006.

58.     M. Granara, M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Evaluation of Object Specular Reflection in Acoustical Imaging, with Special Emphasis on Synthetic Aperture Systems,” Int. Conf. on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Synthetic Aperture Radar, Lerici (Italy), pp. 299-305, September 2006.

59.     M. Crocco, S. Repetto, A. Trucco, “Assessing Robustness of Superdirective, Frequency Invariant Arrays for Underwater Applications”, 2007 Intern. Congress on Ultrasonics, Vienna (Austria), 4 pages, April 2007.

60.     M. Palmese and A. Trucco, “Digital Near Field Beamforming for Efficient 3-D Underwater Acoustic Image Generation”, IEEE International Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Krakow (Poland), 5 pages, May 2007.

61.     M. Crocco, C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “On the Robustness of Multi-Pulse Techniques Against Undesired Effects in Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging”, IEEE International Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Krakow (Poland), 5 pages, May 2007.

62.     M. Palmese, G. Bertolotto, S. Curletto, A. Pescetto, and A. Trucco, “Preliminary Results of a Chirp-Based Acoustic Communication System”, Undersea Defence Technology Conference and Exhibition, UDT EUROPE 2007, Naples (Italy), 5 pages, June 2007.

63.     M. Palmese, G. Bertolotto, A. Pescetto, and A. Trucco, “Spread spectrum modulation for acoustic communication in shallow water channel”, IEEE Int. Conf. Oceans 07 Europe, Aberdeen (UK), 4 pages, June 2007.

64.     A. Caiti, M. Palmese, P. Picco, F. Traverso, and A. Trucco, “Monitoring Antarctic water circulation by ocean acoustic tomography: a sensitivity study”, 8th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics ‘07, Heraklion, Crete (Greece), pp. 39-46, July 2007.

65.     M. Palmese, G. Bertolotto, A. Pescetto, A. Trucco, “Experimental validation of a chirp-based underwater acoustic communication method,” ASA-EAA Joint Conference Acoustics’08 Paris, Paris (F), pp. 147-152, June/July 2008.

66.     M. Crocco, S. Repetto, A. Trucco, “Global Synthesis of Superdirective Frequency-Invariant Beam Patterns,” ASA-EAA Joint Conference Acoustics’08 Paris, Paris (F), pp. 81-86, June/July 2008.

67.     M. Crocco, P. Pellegretti, C. Sciallero and A. Trucco, “Combining Multi-Pulse Excitation and Chirp Coding in Contrast Enhanced Echographic Imaging”, 2008 IEEE Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Chania (Greece), pp. 45-49, September 2008.

68.     A. Trucco, M. Crocco and F. Traverso, "Avoiding the imposition of a desired beam pattern in superdirective frequency-invariant beamformers," in Proc. of  26th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Tampere (Finland), pp. 952-957, April 2010.

69.     M. Crocco, F. Traverso, A. Trucco and G. Vernazza, “Optimizing the Directivity and Frequency-Invariance in Robust Superdirective Beamformers,” 10th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Istanbul (Turkey), vol. 1, pp. 403-409, July 2010.

70.     C. Sciallero, M. Crocco and A. Trucco, “Improving the Diagnostic Potentiality of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging Through the Estimation of the Concentration”, 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Thessaloniki (Greece), pp. 300-305, July 2010.

71.     M. Palmese, A. Trucco, “Designing a 3-D Sonar System Using a Sparse Array and CZT Beamforming,” 20th Intern. Congress on Acoustics, Sydney (Australia), 8 pages, August 2010.

72.     M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “A Synthesis Method for Robust Frequency-Invariant Very Large Bandwidth Beamforming,” 18th Europ. Signal Processing Conf. (EUSIPCO 2010), Aalborg (Denmark), pp. 2096-2100, August 2010.

73.     F. Traverso, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, “Estimating the performance of a superdirective microphone array with a frequency-invariant response,” 6th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, Jerusalem - Tel-Aviv (Israel), pp. 5-8, October 2010.

74.     C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “Chirp Coding for Ultrasound Imaging of Polymer-Shelled Microbubbles,”  2011 IEEE Int. Symp. on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Chicago (USA), pp. 29-32, March-April 2011.

75.     C. Sciallero, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “A regression approach to estimate the ultrasound contrast agent concentration” IEEE 6th Int. Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari (IT), pp. 202-206, May 2011.

76.     F. Traverso, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “Tuning the performance of the superdirective frequency-invariant beamforming applied to end-fire arrays,OCEANS’11 IEEE Santander Conference, Santander (Spain), 7 pages, June 2011.

77.     F. Traverso, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “Oversteering of End-Fire Arrays with Frequency-Invariant Beam Patterns,” 19th Europ. Signal Processing Conf. (EUSIPCO 2011), Barcelona (Spain), pp. 1332-1336, August-September 2011.

78.     S. Pensieri, M.E. Schiano, P. Picco, E. Canepa, R. Bozzano, A. Trucco, “The Contribution of the Ligurian Sea Off-Shore Observatory to the Calibration and Validation of Remote Sensed Data,” ESA, SOLAS & EGU Joint Conf. ‘Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Science’, Frascati (Italy), 7 pages, November-December 2011

79.     C. Sciallero, A. Trucco, “A preliminary ultrasound assessment of multimodality contrast agents,” IEEE 7th Int. Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA 2012), Budapest (Hungary), pp. 154-157, May 2012.

80.     F. Traverso, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “Simulation of non-White and non-Gaussian Underwater Ambient Noise,” OCEANS’12 MTS/IEEE Yeosu Conference, Yeosu (Republic of Korea), 10 pages, May 2012.

81.     C. Sciallero, M. Crocco, A. Trucco “Energy and Feature-Based Strategies for Estimating the Contrast Agent Concentration in Ultrasound Medical Imaging25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System, Roma (IT), 6 pages, June 2012.

82.     M. Palmese, A.  Trucco, “Experimental Assessment of a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Underwater Acoustic Communication Method”, 11th Europ. Conf. on Underwater Acoustics, Edinburgh (UK), pp. 731-738, July 2012.

83.     A. Trucco, F. Traverso, M. Crocco, “Robust Superdirective End-Fire Arrays,” OCEANS’13 IEEE Bergen Conference, Bergen (Norway), doi: 10.1109/OCEANS-Bergen.2013.6607994, pp. 1-6, June 2013.

84.     F. Traverso, A. Trucco, “Simulation of non-Gaussian noise radiated by underwater vehicle,” 1st International Conference & Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, Island of Corfu (Greece), pp. 1325-1330, June 2013.

85.     F. Traverso, A. Trucco, “Analysis of underwater acoustic noise measured at the ship bow during sea trials,” 2nd Int. Conference & Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, Rhodes (Greece), pp. 631-636, June 2014.

86.     A. Bordone, R. Bozzano, S. Pensieri, P. Picco, E.M. Schiano, F. Traverso, A. Trucco, “Under sea-ice acoustic noise and propagation measurements in Tethys Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica),” 2nd Int. Conference & Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, Rhodes (Greece), pp. 151-156, June 2014.

87.     T. Gaggero, M. Bassetti, E. Firenze, A. Tesei, A. Trucco, “Processing strategies for evaluating the  ship radiated noise using an underwater vertical array,” 2nd Int. Conference & Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, pp. 329-336, Rhodes (Greece), June 2014.

88.     T. Gaggero, E. Rizzuto, F. Traverso, A. Trucco, “Comparing ship underwater noise measured at sea with predictions by empirical models,” 21st Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Beijing (China), 7 pages, July 2014.

89.     M. Crocco, V. Murino, A. Trucco, A. Del Bue, "Towards fully uncalibrated room reconstruction with sound," 22th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2014), Lisbon (Portugal), 5 pages, September 2014.

90.     A. Trucco, S. Martelli, M. Crocco, “Passive Underwater Imaging Through Optimized Planar Arrays of Hydrophones,” OCEANS’14 MTS / IEEE St. John’s, St. John’s (Canada), 5 pages, September 2014.

91.     S. Pensieri, R. Bozzano, M.E. Schiano, L. Pensieri, P. Picco, A. Bordone, F. Traverso, A. Trucco, “Environmental acoustic noise observations in Tethys Bay (Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica),” OCEANS’14 MTS / IEEE St. John’s, St. John’s (Canada), 6 pages, September 2014.

92.     S. Sciallero, L. B albi, A. Trucco, “Optimizing Enhanced Hybrid Medical Imaging Through Dual-Mode Contrast Agents,” 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. Imaging Systems, & Techniques, 4 pages, October 2014 (in press).

 

National Conference Proceedings

1.         M. Palmese, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “Three-dimensional digital beamforming for near-field wideband acoustic imaging,” Riunione Annuale del Gruppo Nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (GTTI-09), Parma (IT), pp. 8, giugno 2009.

2.         G. Masetti, R. Sacile, A. Trucco, "Caratterizzazione remota del fondale marino tramite analisi e mosaicatura del backscatter", Atti 14a Conferenza ASITA, Brescia (IT), pp. 1275-1280, novembre 2010.

3.         M. Crocco, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “Synthesis of robust frequency-invariant beamformers over very large bandwidths, ” Riunione Annuale del Gruppo nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (GTTI-10), Brescia (IT), pp. 5, giugno 2010.

4.         C. Sciallero, M. Crocco, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “An experimental assessment for estimating the volumetric concentration of ultrasound contrast agents,” Riunione Annuale del Gruppo nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (GTTI-11), Taormina (IT), pp. 8, giugno 2011.

5.         M. Palmese, A. Trucco, G. Vernazza, “An efficient 3-D beamforming algorithm for sonar systems using sparse arrays,” Riunione Annuale del Gruppo Nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (GTTI-12), Cagliari (IT), pp. 8, giugno 2012.

 

 

Genoa, September 2014.