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Radar navigation of waterways using vision-based processing
Author(s): Andrew M. Ukrainec; Simon Haykin
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Paper Abstract

A polarimetric radar navigation system makes use of a marine radar and polarization twist—grid retroreflectors in order to navigate a confined waterway, even in inclement weather or after dark. A novel vision—based processor is demonstrated that successfully uses a prioriinformation about the reflector location along the water—land boundary of the waterway. The processor, based on the CARTOON edge detection algorithm, is tuned to radar resolutions and the scale of interest for the edge boundary. A fuzzy processor performs the function of image interpretation, combining the edge map information with the primary detections to effectively remove false alarms. Keywords : radar, marine naviagation, polarimeteric retroreflectors, machine vision, image processing, image understanding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2463, Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212747
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Andrew M. Ukrainec, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Simon Haykin, McMaster Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2463:
Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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