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Detection of small surface vessels in near, medium, and far infrared spectral bands
Author(s): R. Dulski; S. Milewski; M. Kastek; P. Trzaskawka; M. Szustakowski; W. Ciurapinski; M. Zyczkowski
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Paper Abstract

Protection of naval bases and harbors requires close co-operation between security and access control systems covering land areas and those monitoring sea approach routes. The typical location of naval bases and harbors - usually next to a large city - makes it difficult to detect and identify a threat in the dense regular traffic of various sea vessels (i.e. merchant ships, fishing boats, tourist ships). Due to the properties of vessel control systems, such as AIS (Automatic Identification System), and the effectiveness of radar and optoelectronic systems against different targets it seems that fast motor boats called RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) could be the most serious threat to ships and harbor infrastructure. In the paper the process and conditions for the detection and identification of high-speed boats in the areas of ports and naval bases in the near, medium and far infrared is presented. Based on the results of measurements and recorded thermal images the actual temperature contrast delta T (RIB / sea) will be determined, which will further allow to specify the theoretical ranges of detection and identification of the RIB-type targets for an operating security system. The data will also help to determine the possible advantages of image fusion where the component images are taken in different spectral ranges. This will increase the probability of identifying the object by the multi-sensor security system equipped additionally with the appropriate algorithms for detecting, tracking and performing the fusion of images from the visible and infrared cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8185, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VIII, 81850U (28 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898272
Show Author Affiliations
R. Dulski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
S. Milewski, Polish Naval Academy (Poland)
M. Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Trzaskawka, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Szustakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
W. Ciurapinski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Zyczkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8185:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VIII
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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