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A novel adaptive synthetic aperture radar ship detection system

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7 Author(s)
John Stastny ; ISR/IO Department, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA, USA ; Michael Hughes ; Dan Garcia ; Bryan Bagnall
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The detection and characterization of vessels from space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery has many applications, from monitoring fisheries to port security. Ideally, the detection and characterization of ships in SAR imagery should occur in a reliable and automated fashion. Additionally, given the wide variability in SAR imaging systems and imaging modes, it is desirable to have a SAR ship detection system capable of detecting ships independent of the system or mode. There are currently a wide range of SAR ship detection systems, for which many review papers have been written [3-7]. However, most operational SAR ship detection systems to date have been tailored to specific sensors or imaging modes. In addition, most produce significant false alarms, and often operate ideally in a semi-automated fashion.

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19-22 Sept. 2011