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Ship detection in South African oceans using a combination of SAR and historic LRIT data


Kleynhans, W and Salmon, BP and Schwegmann, CP and Seotlo, MV, Ship detection in South African oceans using a combination of SAR and historic LRIT data, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 21-26 July 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1521-1524. ISBN 978-1-4799-1114-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723076


Regular surveillance of territorial sea areas is increasingly important for coastal nations as these marine areas are a valuable economic resource (e.g. for fisheries or oil extraction). The responsibility for the administration, law enforcement, environmental protection and sustainable management of this frontier can be very challenging as systematic surveillance of these areas is very costly and logistically cannot cover all areas all of the time. SAR data is very popular for ship detection as large areas can be observedwithin a single overpass. In this paper it is shown how ship detection using the classic CFAR algorithm can be improved by using historic LRIT data.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:synthetic aperture radar, image processing, long range identification and tracking
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
ID Code:87150
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-11-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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