Synthetic aperture radar ship detection using Haar-like features

Show simple item record Schwegmann, Colin Peter Kleynhans, Waldo Salmon, B.P. 2017-06-05T06:50:51Z 2017-06-05T06:50:51Z 2017-02 en
dc.description.abstract The detection of ships at sea is a complex task made more so by adverse weather conditions, lack of night visibility, and large areas of concern. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery with large swaths can provide the needed coverage at a reduced resolution. The development of ship detection methods that can effectively detect ships despite the reduced image resolution is an important area of research. A novel ship detection method is introduced that makes use of a standard constant false alarm rate (FAR) prescreening step followed by a cascade classifier ship discriminator. Ships are identified using Haar-like features using adaptive boosting training on the classifier with an accuracy of 89.38% and FAR of 1.47 × 10-8 across a large swath Sentinel-1 and RADARSAT-2 newly created SAR data set. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en
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dc.identifier.citation Schwegmann, C.P., Kleynhans, W. & Salmon, B.P. 2017, 'Synthetic aperture radar ship detection using Haar-like features', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 154-158. en
dc.identifier.issn 1558-0571 (online) en
dc.identifier.issn 1545-598X (print) en
dc.identifier.other 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2631638 en
dc.language.iso English en
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en
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dc.subject Synthetic aperture radar en
dc.subject Image processing en
dc.subject Pattern recognition en
dc.subject Marine technology en
dc.title Synthetic aperture radar ship detection using Haar-like features en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en

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