Operational ship detection in Canada using RADARSAT

  title={Operational ship detection in Canada using RADARSAT},
  author={Paris W. Vachon and Chad Kabatoff and Robert Quinn},
  journal={2014 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
The Polar Epsilon (PE) project has implemented operational ship detection using RADARSAT-2 (R-2) data by constructing new receiving stations and a central data processing facility. R-2 imagery is exploited for ship detection using the OceanSuite tool to generate ship detection reports, usually within ten minutes of data downlink. Two new R-2 ScanSAR modes have been implemented for maritime surveillance, offering improved ship detection over wide swaths. Association of SAR ship detections with… CONTINUE READING