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Detection and tracking of go-fast boats using high-frequency surface wave radar
Author(s): Anthony M. Ponsford
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarises the results of a 6 month deployment of a HF Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) to demonstrate the detection and tracking of Go-Fast Boats (GFBs). Measured Doppler and Track data is compared to theoretical predictions. It is shown that HFSWR is a viable sensor for tracking GFBs in a target rich environment. Data is presented that demonstrates that detection ranges of 80 km can be achieved, providing vastly extended coverage far in excess of the line-of-sight limitations of conventional microwave radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5403, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense III, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547380
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Anthony M. Ponsford, Raytheon Canada Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5403:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense III
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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