Accession Number : ADA325657

Title :   Iceberg Detection and Tracking Using High Frequency Surface Wave Radar.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Chan, Hing C.

PDF Url : ADA325657

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 89

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. Government agencies and members of industry participated. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), in collaboration with industry, provided high frequency surface ave radar (HFSWR) sensors, while the Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards provided surface and aerial ground tuth data. The experiment coincided with the over-flight of the surveillance area by the ERS-1 satellite. The data permit the evaluation of techniques for detecting icebergs from satellite imagery. The trial results demonstrated the potential of 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.

Descriptors :   *HIGH FREQUENCY, *SURFACE WAVES, *RADAR TRACKING, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *OVER THE HORIZON RADAR, *OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, *ICEBERGS, *ICE REPORTING, SHIPS, DETECTION, DETECTORS, AIRBORNE, CANADA, FRENCH LANGUAGE, GROUND BASED, SURFACE TARGETS, MULTISENSORS, SURFACE TRUTH, OVERFLIGHT, SPACE BASED, SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE