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Synthetic aperture radar for search and rescue: evaluation of advanced capabilities in preparation for RADARSAT-2
Author(s): Tom I. Lukowski; Fakhry Khellah; Francois J. Charbonneau; Bing Yue
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Paper Abstract

Researchers at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing of Natural Resources Canada are exploring the use of remotely sensed imagery to assist Search and Rescue in Canada. Studies have been examining the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar for the detection of crashed aircraft. Promising results have been obtained with techniques for detection of dihedrals in interferometric and polarimetric data. With further development in technologies and techniques, and improved coverage of the Canadian landmass by future spaceborne systems such as RADARSAT-2, it is expected that it will be possible to assist in Search and Rescue for land targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4726, Automatic Target Recognition XII, (25 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477042
Show Author Affiliations
Tom I. Lukowski, Natural Resources Canada (Canada)
Fakhry Khellah, Noetix Research Inc. (Canada)
Francois J. Charbonneau, Isosceles Information Solutions Inc. (Canada)
Bing Yue, Noetix Research Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4726:
Automatic Target Recognition XII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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