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NovaSAR-S and Maritime Surveillance

Iervolino, P, Guida, R and Whittaker, P (2013) NovaSAR-S and Maritime Surveillance In: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2013-07-21 - 2013-07-26, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The paper shows a new algorithm for ship-detection from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. The algorithm consists of three main stages: pre-processing, detection and discrimination. In the pre-processing a land mask is obtained considering the different statistics between the sea and the land’s backscattered field; the detection stage isolates the bright points over the sea background employing a Constant False Alarm (CFAR) method; while the ships are retrieved, in the discrimination step, by evaluating the scattering contributions of the possible targets detected in the previous stage. The algorithm is tested on an airborne S-band SAR image of Portsmouth harbor, similar to those that will become available with the upcoming UK SAR mission NovaSAR-S.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Iervolino, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Guida, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Whittaker, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 26 July 2013
Additional Information : This is the author's version of a paper accepted for presentation at the forthcoming IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Australia 21-26 July 2013. © 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 18 Jul 2013 10:35
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/775565

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