Validation of Ship Monitoring Techniques by Present Generation SAR Systems

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Renga, Alfredo; Moccia, Antonio; Cecchini, Andrea (University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy)
Daniela, Maria (Graziano, Second University of Naples, Italy)
D’Errico, Marco (Second University of Naples, Italy)

An analysis of ship detection algorithms is presented for potential application in a future ship detection facility which would make use of SAR products aided by AIS information. A validation of Wackrman’s algorithm is also reported based on images of the Gulf of Naples gathered by COSMO/SkyMed. It is shown that, although successful in most cases, different approaches are required to discriminate between ships and image artefacts.