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Validation of a spaceborne SAR ship detection system in coastal region
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This paper presents an automatic ship detection system by spaceborne SAR in coast region of the East China Sea. The system has the ability of automatic ship detection in SAR imagery and can give some information about ship, such as position, ship length, beam, velocity and direction. The work region of the system is the coast region of the East China Sea. A DEM database is used to separate land from sea and a CFAR algorithm is employed to ship detection. In order to validate the performance of the system, An experiment was conducted in the region of East China Sea in 2005, where sea surface ship observation and SAR imagery were took simultaneously. The results indicate the system has a reliable ship detection performance using Radarsat-1 SAR F2 mode imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6410, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V, 64100O (8 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693847
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Chen, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Weigen Huang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Jingsong Yang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Bin Fu, State Oceanic Administration (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6410:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment V
Azita Valinia; Seiho Uratsuka; Tapan Misra, Editor(s)

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