Accession Number : ADA481206


Title :   Discriminating Sea Spikes in Incoherent Radar Measurements of Sea Clutter


Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : de Wit, J J ; Schouten, M W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a481206.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : In this report, the results of an inventory of sea spike characteristics is given. Furthermore, the possibility to detect sea spikes with standard ship navigation radars is explored. In literature it was found that the most distinct properties of sea spikes are the sudden increase in polarization ratio MH/VV and Doppler velocity. These properties cannot be measured with current navigation radars, but future navigation radars will be coherent. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate the added value of using coherent sea clutter data in the sea spike detection and classification process.


Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , *INCOHERENCE , *RADAR EQUIPMENT , *SEA CLUTTER , *SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT , NETHERLANDS , TARGET DETECTION , SPIKES , DOPPLER SYSTEMS , CLASSIFICATION , NAVIGATION , COHERENCE


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE