Accession Number : ADA304832

Title :   Existing and Emerging Maritime Surveillance Technologies.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Burkholder, Gary A.

PDF Url : ADA304832

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : This paper presents an assessment of present and near-future maritime surveillance technologies. Radar, optical and infrared sensor systems are each discussed. Thirty-two major domestic and foreign manufacturers' market position, current products and their applications are reviewed. State-of-the-art research is presented and analyzed to see in what direction the future of maritime surveillance is headed. In examining current systems and those being researched, rapid signal processing, data fusion, interpretation and dissemination constitute the major challenges and provide the most opportunities for improvement. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *RADAR, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SIGNAL PROCESSING, COASTAL REGIONS, MANUFACTURING, MARKETING, REAL TIME, STATE OF THE ART, ACOUSTIC WAVES, SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, DOPPLER RADAR, THESES, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, SEMICONDUCTORS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, CAMERAS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE, TRAVELING WAVE TUBES, DATA FUSION, RADAR CLUTTER, RADAR ANTENNAS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, INFRARED TRACKING, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, KLYSTRONS, MAGNETRONS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE