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Use of sentinel-1 data for vessel detection in South African oceans: early results

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Kleynhans, W and Salmon, BP and Schwegmann, CP and Mdakane, L, Use of sentinel-1 data for vessel detection in South African oceans: early results, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Radar Conference, 27-30 October 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa, pp. 431-434. ISBN 9781467396554 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Official URL: http://www.radarconf15.org/default.asp

DOI: doi:10.1109/RadarConf.2015.7411922

Abstract

This paper shows the utility of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data acquired from the recently launched Sentinel-1 satellite for the detection of vessels within the South African Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). A Sentinel-1 dual polarized (HH and HV) image acquired in Extra Wide (EW) mode over two of the busiest harbors in the country was used together with a standard Cell averaging Constant False Alarm Rate (CA-CFAR) detector to evaluate vessel detection performance for the two polarization modes taking into consideration local incident angles. Early experimental results show promising vessel detection accuracy using the Sentinel-1 data but that polarization and incidence angle are important parameters to take into consideration when working with the data.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar, Constant False Alarm Rate, vessel detection
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Field:Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
ID Code:110049
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-07-12
Last Modified:2016-08-09
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