Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation

Fabrizio Berizzi, Marco Martorella, Elisa Giusti

CRC Press
Published February 12, 2018
Reference - 347 Pages - 220 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138490895 - CAT# K349986
Series: Signal and Image Processing of Earth Observations

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    • Explains all theoretical aspects related to maritime observations in a comprehensive manner for a broad audience
    • Analyses results obtained with real data and addresses real problems in real scenarios
    • Covers processing techniques that can be applied to all radar platforms (space-borne radar, air-borne radar, ground radar) and to both spotlight and stripmap SAR data
    • Discusses novel research topics, such as reprocessing of SAR imagery to form ISAR images of moving maritime targets, and Passive ISAR
    • Explains how signal processing techniques can solve issues of widespread interest, including sea pollution monitoring, oil spill detection, and maritime traffic control for collision avoidance
    • The book is written by a group of authors who are at the leading edge of radar image processing techniques and applications.


    Based on the experiences of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Telecommunication (CNIT), Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation presents the most recent results in radar imaging for maritime observation. The book explores both the areas of sea surface remote sensing and maritime surveillance providing key theoretical concepts of SAR and ISAR imaging and more advanced and ad-hoc techniques for applications in maritime scenarios. The book is organized in two sections. The first section discusses the fundamentals of standard SAR/ISAR processing and novel imaging techniques, such as Bistatic, Passive, and, 3D Interferometric ISAR. The second section focuses on the applications and results obtained by processing real data from maritime observations like SAR image processing for oil spill, detection in SAR images and fractal analysis. Useful to both beginners and experts in maritime observation, this book provides several examples of (mainly space-borne) radar imaging of maritime targets. Nevertheless, the same principles and techniques apply to the case of manned or unmanned carriers and to ground and air moving targets.


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