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Range-Doppler Tracking of Ships using Single-Channel Airborne Radar Data.

Joshi, Sushil Kumar and Baumgartner, Stefan V. (2019) Range-Doppler Tracking of Ships using Single-Channel Airborne Radar Data. European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), 2020-06-15 - 2020-06-18, Leipzig, Germany.

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Abstract

Tracking of ships in an open sea scenario is a key maritime surveillance requirement. Ship tracking using airborne radar platforms is not very well addressed in the literature. In this paper, a concept of ship tracking using single-channel range-compressed (RC) airborne radar data is proposed. The proposed tracking algorithm is suitable for dense multi-target scenarios. Tracking is performed in the range-Doppler domain where the moving ships may appear out of the clutter region, improving their detectability. Ship tracking is an extended target tracking problem, therefore the center of gravity of the detected ship pixels are tracked over longer time. A powerful track management system is developed us-ing SQLite database which can handle gaps in the data and also the false detections. Some simulations and real experi-mental results from DLR’s F-SAR system are provided to prove the concept.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134205/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Range-Doppler Tracking of Ships using Single-Channel Airborne Radar Data.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Joshi, Sushil KumarSushil.Joshi (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4494-5255
Baumgartner, Stefan V.Stefan.Baumgartner (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8337-6825
Date:31 October 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Radar tracking, ships, ocean, airborne
Event Title:European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
Event Location:Leipzig, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2020-06-15 - 2020-06-18
Organizer:VDE ITG
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Road Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V ST Straßenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - D.MoVe
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Joshi, Sushil Kumar
Deposited On:27 Feb 2020 16:37
Last Modified:19 May 2020 12:56

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