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Wednesday, November 15 • 16:00 - 16:20
Real-time detection of stationary and moving marine radar targets

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Scan-to-scan integration is a common marine radar signal processing technique used to improve detection of stationary targets. Scan-to-scan integration decreases system noise and sea clutter by averaging these random signals over time. Unfortunately, scan-to-scan integration is problematic for moving targets when the target moves one or more radar resolution cells during the integration time. Averaging decreases the intensity of the moving target by blurring it over multiple radar cells. In this paper we propose a real-time algorithm that detects stationary and moving targets from marine radar, simultaneously. Moving targets are detected using a background subtraction algorithm that is constructed from the existing scan-to-scan integration buffer of images. It is shown that this background subtraction algorithm enjoys computational and memory savings over other motion detection algorithms. Analysis on real-world marine radar data shows the performance of the algorithm.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 16:00 - 16:20
Conception Bay South 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL, Canada