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dc.contributor.advisorDurkee, Philip A.
dc.contributor.advisorPaduan, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.authorSimoÌ es, Marcus Vinicius da Silva
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:38Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:38Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4933
dc.description.abstractFollowing success in other areas as a remote sensor, the spaceborne microwave image radars are assuming a notable position in the problem of ship detection for civilian and military purposes. This work will discuss the strong and weak points of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) when used for ship detection. First, the thesis gives a brief description of SAR fundamentals, image processing and the parameters for ship detection. Second, the actual techniques, limitations, errors and some models used for ship detection are described. Finally, using a well-known and reliable ship detection model (Vachon et al. 1997), tested in the Canadian Ocean Monitoring Workstation and in some validation field programs, the new generation of spaceborne SARs, mainly RADARSAT 2, are analyzed for ship detection capabilities. During the analysis parameters like wind velocity, wind direction related to the antenna, satellite incident angle and Number of Looks are changed to study their influence on ship detection.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/shipdetectionper109454933
dc.format.extentxiv, 58 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshShip detection modelen_US
dc.titleShip detection performance predictions for next generation spaceborne synthetic aperture radarsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Oceanography
dc.description.serviceBrazilian Navy authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc640961430
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US


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