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SOVE ALGORITHM FOR FULL VELOCITY VECTOR ESTIMATION OF SHIPS USING AMPLITUDE SAR DATA

Radius, R. A. ; Marques, P. M.

SOVE ALGORITHM FOR FULL VELOCITY VECTOR ESTIMATION OF SHIPS USING AMPLITUDE SAR DATA, Proc Jornadas de Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações e de Computadores do ISEL, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 82 - 86, November, 2008.

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Abstract
We propose a novel methodology for ship detection and their full velocity vector extraction from SAR data,
using only the amplitude information. The algorithm is based on the Radon Transform to detect the ships
and to retrieve 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.