ICEBERG DETECTION AND TRACKING USING HIGH FRQUENCY SURFACE WAVE RADAR

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Authors
  1. Chan, H.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An iceberg surveillance experiment involving multiple sensors was carried out in a one-week period between April and May, 1995. Several Canadian and U.S. agencies and members of industry participated. The Canadian Department of National Defence, in collaboration with industry, provided high-frequency surface-wave radar (HFSWR) sensors, while the Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards collected surface aerial ground-truth data. The experiment coincided with the over-flight of the surveillance area by the ERS-1 satellite. The ERS-1 data permit the evaluation of techniques for detecting icebergs from satellite imagery. The trial results demonstrated the potential of the HFSWR technology in the detection and tracking of icebergs and surface vessels. Surface targets can be detected out to beyond 100 nautical miles. The estimated positions of the targets correlate very well with the available ground-truth data.
Keywords
Satellite imagery;HFSWR (High Frequency Surface Wave Radar)
Report Number
DREO-1310 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 1997
Number of Pages
90
DSTKIM No
97-02707
CANDIS No
502968
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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