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A Novel Methodology for Full Velocity Vector Estimation of Ships Using SAR Data

Marques, P. M.

A Novel Methodology for Full Velocity Vector Estimation of Ships Using SAR Data, Proc European Conf. on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Friedrichshaffen, Germany, Vol. 3, pp. 93 - 96, June, 2008.

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Abstract
In this paper we propose a novel methodology for ship detection and their full velocity vector extraction from SAR data, using only the amplitude information. The algorithm uses the Radon transform to detect the ships and derive the two components of the velocity vector at the same time, from the wake orientation and the azimuth displacement. The main advantages are that the algorithm does not need any a priori information and it is very light from the computational point of view.